A vision board is a very sacred place to many people that displays what you want in life. When you hang it in a space where you see it daily, your vision board brings your goals and aspirations to life.
For example, to say “I want a better life” is a fine goal, but have you given serious thought to exactly what that means? Try to envision what your “better life” looks like. For those of us who find that somewhat difficult, making a vision board can be a tremendous help.
However, once you dream it, the next step is to believe it. In addition to images, vision boards can include words, phrases or sentences that affirm your intentions. Making a vision board is a wonderful way to bring clarity to that general desire and turn it into an achievable goal.
So, how do you make those visions reality? Moreover, how do you make your vision board work?
Here are five steps in helping you bringing those visions into attainable goals.
1. Set up your intentions.
Before you start, take a moment to take a few deep breaths. Close your eyes and ask yourself.
What do you want? What do you need? What do you value? Most importantly how do you want to feel when all those things are your reality? When thinking about those feelings, be sure to use emotional words like “joy”, “Freedom”, “Warm”, “Gratifying”, etc.
2. Find the ones that resonate with your feelings.
What images and words seem to resonate most with your intention? As you are going to go through the images and words that you chose and see which ones actually invoke the FEELING under your intention.
3. Place your vision board somewhere that you can see it.
Look at your board often and connect with the feelings under the intention of the board. Talk about your visions as if they are already alive and happening. Use present tense words like “I am….”, “I have…” “This is my….”, etc.
4. SMART your goals
Make a list of things you can start doing right now to live in alignment with the visions you have created. Ask yourself when you would like to achieve them. Give yourself a timeline. Put your intentions into actions.
5. Notice your resistance and blocks.
Once you begin taking action and making plans toward your goals, you will start to notice blocks in the form of stories, limiting beliefs, emotional wounds, habits, and patterns that are in the way. Working through those resistances while staying in alignment with your intentions is how you can create a life of your dream.
If you need some extra support and energy to get over the blocks and resistance, you can schedule a discovery call with me to see if coaching might better serve you in this process.
The real power in vision boards is the daily interaction with them. If you put your vision board in a place where you will get to see it every day, it will begin to train your mind to think about the things you want, even when you are not necessarily thinking about them or focusing on them.
Depending on what you put on your board, you are placing yourself in the position to solve those problems or focus on those goals even when you are not trying.
The most powerful thing about the vision board is that it is your own blank canvas and you are unlimited in what you can put on it. Your business goals can sit right next to your travel goals, next to your money goals, next to your relationship goals.
When you look at your board, you’re not only thinking about the home you want to buy, but you’re also thinking about how you’re going to align your money habits to reach those travel goals and buy your first home. With a vision board, you begin to view your life as one full picture and it is your job to put all the pieces together in perfect harmony.