How a Vision Board is great for getting clear on your purpose
It's funny. I have always cut out pictures from magazines that inspired me. Ever since I was a fan of Nena in the 80's. I used to cut out pictures of her and the band (mainly her though) from Bravo magazine, which was a German pop magazine we could get here in Denmark. I put all those pictures in a "Nena folder" I still have to this day.
This wasn't a vision board, of course. It was a fan book. But the act of cutting out pictures that inspired me and made me feel good, is something I have enjoyed since my teenage years.
No longer a teenager but in my mid-forties, is it still legit to cut out pictures from magazines? Of course, it is.
Creating a vision board is actually a strategically smart thing to do. And I have read that Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres to name a few, also have used vision boards to attract the life they live today.
I wrote another post about why it's important we create a vision for the future we are heading for. You can read it here
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a way to visualize the dreams you have and the direction you want your life to move in.
You can look at it this way, if you don't know what you want (to be), you can't get it. It's kind of common sense, right?
By finding images that match your imagination, you make it more real.
Your vision board has to be specific and clear. Instead of putting words on like "a better life" or "a bigger house", get specific about how exactly that looks.
The theory behind vision boards is the Law of Attraction.
That means that what you think about, you bring about. You attract what have in your life. Good thoughts attract good things and negative thoughts attract negative things to happen in your life.
If you want to learn more about the physics of the Law of Attraction, you can read this article.
Why vision boards are genius at any age
It's all about you and it is delicious indulgent you-time
It rattles any limiting thoughts and beliefs you might have
A vision board is fantastic for overwhelmed creatives with many passions and interests.
One of my favorite reasons: it'll make you feel good
It will help you stay focused on the good and positive when your negative chatter and daily life takes over
Keeping the focus on your dreams will activate your imagination which will lead to creative ways to make them real+
My favorite bit about creating my vision board is that it puts me in the driving seat of my life. So much of my life is revolving around my beautiful family, and I wouldn't have it any other way of course. So my board gets me back in touch with my own dreams, intentions, and feelings.
So how to make a vision board?
This is a process that can take a little time or as much time as you like.
There is no wrong way to make a vision board, however, there are some recommended ways for best results.
Do a little diggin' into your soul and maybe write down all the dreams and wishes you have
Find images that best represent those dreams and wishes. You can try Google and Pinterest, magazines and anywhere else you can think of. This is the really fun part, so have fun with it. This is just for you, so don't worry about stealing photos and copyright. You can also write words that mean something to you and print them out. Affirmations and quotes are great too.
Make a collage on a large piece of paper or cardboard. Make it neat and tidy. Not messy. You want to feel calm and joy when you look at it. Not overwhelmed.
Hang your vision board somewhere where you can see it every day. Enjoy!
A wonderful detail about doing this is that we don't have to worry at all about how we are going to reach our dreams and goals that we glued on our boards. For once, we don't have to plan or fix, but simply just dream and play.
P.S I recommend checking out Jack Canfield if you want to learn more about the Law of Attraction and vision boards