Vision boards actually work! Why? Because what we focus on really happens! It has been reported that when Olympic athletes would visualize their sport, it would activate the same brain patterns as when they actually did their sport. (You can read more about visualization here)
You can download your own worksheet HERE.
Before making your vision board, it helps to first clarify your goals or intentions (what you want). I created a goal sheet (on my blog) that you can use to help map out some goals you would like to achieve. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Consider only having 1-3 goals per category. If a category doesn’t resonate with you, don’t worry about making a goal for it!
When creating a vision board, there are no instructions and no rules. I think the most important thing is that you connect with the board. That you create something that you would enjoy looking at.
Canvas, poster, foam core board, picture in a frame, white board, magnet board or cork board.
Photos, quotes, sayings, reminders of events (trinkets from a trip)… you can print pictures from your computer
Markers to write or draw on your board
You will need scissors, tape and glue. If you use a cork board or magnet board, you can change the board as you change so you would want pins or magnets!
Just a few tips:
Focus on putting things on there that make you think about how you FEEL. For example, I put a picture of a “love you enough” logo. This is the logo from a personal coach I went to (her website is here: https://loveyouenough.com/) Through her sessions, she helped me to understand some of my thoughts and to help me honor my truth. It felt so freeing, I put her logo on my board to remind me that I can live my truth and how I felt in her sessions.
If you use a body, put your head on the body or have it not include a head so you can visualize it is you achieving the goal.
Don’t do this in a hurry! Give yourself a few hours.
Consider doing this with friends or family!
On a blog post that I pinned to learn about vision boards, Christine Kane said:
I loved this thought.