How To Create a Vision Board That Works

This article was written by Jodie Michelle as a guest piece for TiaHarding.com, please visit the original blog post by clicking below.


What are Vision Boards and How Will They Help Me?

Vision boards, also known as dream boards, are a physical manifestation of your goals, that you can create to help align with your future self and aspirations.

This powerful technique uses the amazing capabilities of visualisation and the law of attraction.

In simple terms, creating your own vision boards utilises your mind’s ability to imagine your dreams as reality.

By thinking about your goals in this way, you are using the law of attraction.

This is the ability to attract into your life, whatever you are focusing on.

The law of attraction uses the power of the mind to materialise your thoughts.

Yes, it is pretty incredible.

Creating vision boards also allows you to gain clarity into what it is you would like for your future.

Giving yourself clear intentions and motivating you to get there.

Commonly, vision boards are a physical board filled with images, quotes, drawings or illustrations of what your goal looks like and how you plan to achieve it.


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What Should My Vision Boards Include?

How you create your vision boards and what you include will be depend on a lot of personal factors.

Everything is optional and all down to personal preference.

However, it is important to decide on a clear theme and/or goal for each board.

The simpler the better.

In terms of materials, physical vision boards often include:

  • Photographs
  • Cut-outs from magazines
  • Images from the internet you can print off
  • Motivational quotes
  • Role models or other inspirations

You also have the option of creating your boards digitally.

This is also down to personal preference, but really think about where you want to keep the boards so that you will take notice of them daily.

If you do choose to create digital vision boards, I recommend using Pinterest.

There are unlimited useful images, articles and existing boards you can take inspiration from and pin to your own.

It is probably the quickest and easiest option for creating a digital vision board.

Other online resources include Canva, Microsoft Powerpoint and PicMonkey.



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How to Create a Vision Board That Works, Step-by-Step

Although there are no rules when it comes to vision boarding, I have devised a step-by-step guide you can follow to encourage your manifestation.

Step 1. Now that you’re ready to create your vision boards, it is time to decide on your main goals.

To make it as simple and clear as possible, try to create a separate board for each goal.

Think about when you would like to achieve your aspirations by.

Is it a long-term goal? Or how you would like you life to look in 6 months time?

These are all important aspects to consider and establish for yourself.

Really focus on your deepest wishes and desires.

Examples of board themes/goals include:

  • Improve your health or fitness
  • Grow relationships with friends or family
  • Earn and save a set amount of money
  • Work on your career path
  • Learn a new hobby

Step 2. Think about how you want to feel, not just what you want.

It is important for the law of attraction to not just be materialistic with your goals.

Instead of envisioning a future with a brand new designer handbag, think about a future where you don’t have the stressor of constant budgeting.

Think about how you would feel knowing that you can afford new luxuries and treat yourself and your loved ones.


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Step 3. Decide on how many vision boards you want to create.

Once you have listed your main goals, you will have a better idea of how many boards you should create.

I recommend not making any more than 4 separate boards as this can be too much to focus on at once, and could be more of a distraction.

Having so many goals and/or boards can also increase stress levels, as you are juggling all these dreams and worrying about how you are going to achieve them all.

I recommend 2-3 vision boards for best results.

If you have a lot more goals listed, try to combine some together under an umbrella category.

For example, if you have goals to lose weight and exercise more, you could use the umbrella category ‘health and fitness’ to add all these visions onto one board.

Step 4. Are your boards going to be physical or digital?

Think about what you enjoy doing more. Are you a crafty person? Or a techie one?

I personally think it is a whole experience to physically create your boards.

A lot more effort and love can go into this hand creation, but you also might need to invest in some supplies, such as card, glue, stickers and prints.

Digital vision boards can be quicker and less messy to make, but some people find it more difficult to establish a bond with a digital creation than a handmade one.

This choice is completely down to personal preference. So get deciding so you can get creating!

Step 5. Once you’ve made all the above decisions, and collected all the materials you need, it is time to let your imagination run wild.

Your vision boards can be as messy and chaotic as you would like.

I love the aesthetic of different images, text and colours layered randomly and almost carelessly.

It is like a big ball of positive energy.

Alternatively, some people like to create the most neatest and uniformed boards you could imagine.

Images all perfectly straight and aligned, or angled and layered, the choice is completely yours.



Step 6. Now everything is in its place, you can go ahead and label your boards.

This step is completely optional and is unlikely to restrict the effectiveness of your vision boards.

I like to do this to clarify my goals in a handful of words.

It is also great practice to speak the goals or themes aloud when focusing on your boards.

For my personal vision boards, I have one bold word written in the middle of each.

For example, career, relationships and health.

If this isn’t something you think would add value to this exercise, please feel free to skip this step and move on to the next.

Step 7. Yay! Congratulations, you have created your visions boards!

Now it is time to decide where they are going to live.

It can be a lot more effective to make sure your boards are kept somewhere that will catch your eye everyday.

A common choice for physical vision boards is on a bedroom wall.

I would recommend the wall opposite you when you are in bed.

This way, it is the first thing you see when you wake up, and the last thing you see before you go to sleep.

Other places include on the fridge, in a bullet journal or in your office.

For digital boards, you can give yourself the same options by printing them out.

However, if you would like to keep your vision boards paper-free, my top way of displaying them would be as your phone or computer screensaver.

This is somewhere you look at every single day.

You could create a slideshow screensaver, that changes from one vision board to the next, or combine all your boards together into one image and separate them into sections.

If you are a keen Pinterest user and have chosen to create your vision boards this way, it is an option to keep them in this format.

However, I suggest you consider another way of displaying your boards to ensure they are prominent in your daily life.


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And that’s a wrap everyone!

Thank you so much for giving me some of your time today and I wish you the best of luck with your vision boards and personal growth.

If you have any questions about the topics I have discussed in this article or would like to know more, I am always happy to chat anytime.

You can contact me at [email protected], or alternatively, Tia is a fount of knowledge who would also be happy to help.

This article was written by Jodie Michelle as a guest piece for TiaHarding.com, please visit the original blog post by clicking below.


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Hey Y’all!

Chas here, just your average single mama in sunny SoCal providing a safe space on the internet to discuss all things mental health, motherhood, and women empowerment-related!

After going through many difficult times in my life, I kept searching for some place to get answers or to just feel like I wasn’t alone. After many years of not finding it, I decided it was in my power to create it. So here we are!

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Daily affirmations are positive statements that help train your brain both consciously and unconsciously to focus on a goal.

That goal can be anything from work-related to self-esteem related.

The goal of these powerful mantras are to overcome that negative voice we all have in our heads, in addition to diminishing self-sabotaging behaviours or thoughts.

Instead of focusing on negativity within ourselves, we are redirecting our focus to positivity.

When we focus on speaking positively about ourselves, we re-train our brain to work for us instead of against us.

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A great way to start incorporating positive affirmations into your life, is by first committing.

Focus on the next seven days to make it a point to create a routine in the morning that lets you focus on your intentions and start your day on a positive note.

When you wake up, avoid checking your phone first thing. Instead go to your bathroom and while brushing your teeth (or doing whatever it is that you do right in the morning), focus on what your intention is for the day and a goal you have for yourself.

Make sure you are standing in front of a mirror!

When you have set your intention, think of a mantra that goes with that intention. See some examples below!

Whatever mantra you have chosen (there is no right or wrong), repeat it 3-5 times while looking at yourself in the mirror.

Focus on your breath in-between reciting your affirmation.

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Continue to focus on your intention, and then carry on about your day!


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25 examples of some powerful affirmations are:

  1. I choose to let go of negative self-talk.
  2. I am strong, I am beautiful and I am worthy of all good things in life.
  3. I am capable of anything I set my mind to.
  4. I love and accept my true self.
  5. I choose to forgive myself and let go of any past mistakes.
  6. I set healthy boundaries and take time to focus on myself as needed.
  7. I choose to let go of all things I have no control over in my life.
  8. I am committed to choosing me, each and every day.
  9. I am committed to saying no to things that no longer serve me.
  10. I am prioritising my emotional, mental, and physical health today.
  11. I choose to live my best life.
  12. I deserve to feel loved and to feel happy.
  13. I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness.
  14. I am love.
  15. I am compassion.
  16. I radiate positive energy.
  17. Today is filled with endless possibilities and I am worthy of all.
  18. Today is amazing and things are going to happen for me.
  19. I am beautiful.
  20. I believe in my abilities.
  21. I have the power to change my story.
  22. I use my failures as a stepping stone.
  23. No one can make me feel inferior.
  24. I breathe in peace and breathe out fear.
  25. Today I let go of self-criticism.

Feel free to write down your own and put them on sticky notes around your home!

Have them serve as a constant reminder of your commitment to caring for yourself and loving on yourself!

Here’s to honoring our worth!

XO,
Chas


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