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Vision boards are a collection of pictures, handwritten notes, magazine cut-outs, or illustrations representing one’s goals, personally decorated on a board and hung on a wall where one can easily see it every day. It serves as a guide to lead you towards your dreams and a powerful tool used by those who celebrate the laws of attraction.
Why should you make a vision board?
In one’s desire to turn their dreams into reality, the vision board serves as a means to invite positive energy in and motivates those towards their goals. When you have a visual representation of your intentions, you are less likely to forget them. Keeping them bottled up in your head will not help you mold them into reality.
How to make a vision board
Creating a vision board may scare people off at first, particularly the ones who feel they aren’t artistic enough to pull it off. The beautiful thing about vision boards is that there are no rules and you can dress it up or down as much as you like. Some people use glitter and paint and wild pops of color while others take the minimalist approach. It is entirely up to you.
1. Make a list
What makes you happy? What are your specific goals for the aspects of your life from relationships, career, health, studies, and so on? Where do you envision yourself in 5 years from now? In 10? Do you have bucket list of destinations you want to explore? Have you always wanted to get a pixie cut but was too scared to make such a drastic change after wearing your hair past your shoulders for most of your life? Do you want to learn a new language? Do you want to start your own cupcake business? Do you want to find love?
Write it all down.
2. Prepare your materials
A cork board is ideal, but any poster board will do. You’ll also need some generic arts and craft materials like scissors, glue, tape, push pins, colored markers, paint, and colored paper. Cut pictures and quotes from old magazines or find some images online and print them out.
Print out an image of that haircut you’ve wanted to try out. Take it up a notch by pasting the haircut on a photo of yourself to get you to envision what you would look like. Find photos of all those beautiful beaches and museums you want to visit someday. Write out words in the language you hope to learn soon.
3. Attach your images, drawings, and cut-outs to your board
Go through your images, motivational quotes or phrases and put them on your board. Be sure to avoid images or quotes that have an opposite or negative effect from your goal. You don’t want them ruining your day. Arrange your images and quotes any way you like.
4. Place your vision board somewhere you can see
Vision boards are a visual reminder of what you want to achieve in life so make sure it is visible! Find a spot in your home that you pass by every day. You could place it next to your bed, so it is the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you look at before going to bed. Put in your kitchen so you can gaze at it while you have breakfast. Place it on the wall that leads to your door, so you can have a moment to look at it every day before you leave for work.
No matter how busy you are, take the time to look at your vision board daily. The more you visually see your goals, the more likely you will be to take action to make them happen.
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