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Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you are probably aware of what a vision board is. You take a board (or any flat surface) and add pictures and various other design elements to have a visualization of what you want, hope, dream, and strive for. There are actually some other ways you can express what your dreams and visions are and we will address those as well. You can do them for different areas of your life or business.
So, what’s difference now? The “vision” of a vision board has changed dramatically since its original concept. Now, people don’t just use them as a means for the Law of Attraction, but more as a way to visualize what they are working toward or what needs to get done.
What Exactly is a Vision Board?
To simplify it, a vision board is a type of visual tool that allows you to focus on a specific type of goal in your life. This can be a personal goal, a financial goal, or a professional goal. Many different people create vision boards for many different reasons.
In this series, you are going to learn all about vision boards, the different categories you can include, how to create and achieve goals with them, and of course getting your vision board all set up.
You will also get instructions on creating a vision board every month of the year, which works great as a more visual representation of your planner or goals worksheet.
Keep reading to learn all about creating vision boards!
- Why Create a Vision Board?
The first thing we would like to go over is exactly why you might want to create a vision board, or multiple vision boards for each area of your life. These are some of the primary benefits of vision boards, though you will find many other benefits as you go along with creating your own and discovering exactly what it can do for you.
You Can Visualize Your Dreams
First is the benefit most people think about when they think about vision boards – you are visualizing your dreams. Use pictures and images of anything you want to have someday, whether it is money, family, recognition, success, or something more specific. Like a vacation you want to go on or type of home you want to live in.
Visualizing you dreams through a vision board takes all of those thoughts and fantasies in your head and puts them right in front of you. Visualization is a very powerful tool that takes thoughts and allows you to see what they would look like. Putting things on paper has a way of helping you recall and work toward that end goal.
The great thing about visualizing your dreams with a vision journal is that it can be done for every facet of your life. It doesn’t have to be all about a car you want to drive or buying a big house someday, but things like having the career you are working hard toward, or pictures to represent personal health goals you have.
It Helps You to Prioritize
Another great reason to create a vision board is that you are able to prioritize. This works in a few different ways.
First of all, set up your vision board by choosing what is in the forefront in your mind. This doesn’t mean other items you didn’t choose right away aren’t important to you. It just means this is your priority. It helps you know what to start working on first, since that is what your imagination is currently focused on.
When you made a list of what to include, did you immediately think of personal, health, business, or financial goals? This is the start to finding out what your priorities are.
Another way the vision board helps you prioritize is by letting you see what areas to focus on first. You have a visualization of your different life goals. Then you can organize your time to create task lists to achieve your goals.
They Work Great for Goal Setting
Speaking of goals, this is one of the best benefits of creating a vision board! Everyone has goals, whether small or big, short-term or long-term, personal or professional. Think of what you want to achieve someday, where you want to be, who you want to be surrounded by. These can give you an idea of what your goals are. Remember when you were a kid and you would dream of what you wanted to be when you grew up? Or the house you would live in?
Set Goals with the Vision Board – You can start by adding pictures of where you want to be or what you want to accomplish, which allow you to see what your biggest life’s goals are.
Visualize Your Goals – Vision boards provide amazing ways to actually visualize your goals, including what tasks you will complete to achieve it, and what the results will be. You can visualize how your life will change after you accomplish those goals.
Use the Vision Board for Tasks – You can also use the vision board to have an idea of what is needed for your goal. You can have a vision board specifically for one goal in your life. Then have each section be a picture or text representing what you need to get done to achieve that goal.
You Have Better Incentive
Think about when you look at one of your Pinterest boards. Do you feel different emotions and even motivation while looking at it? This is similar to a vision board, though a digital version of it. In fact, this is likely where Pinterest got their idea from!
With a vision board, you have better incentive. It gives you clear goals to achieve and helps keep you motivated to stay on track.
You Gain More Focus and Intention
By now you can see, the vision board is also a tool for having more focus and acting with intention. Look at your board every day to have a better understanding of what your priorities are. Plus you can see where your time and attention should be focused.
You act with intention and purpose, by completing tasks related to these goals you have on your vision board. I actually like the word intentions more than goals, sometimes.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Will you start a Vision board or journal soon?