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How To Use A Vision Board
Something I’ve noticed is that if there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s lack of clarity. For example, you may want to quit your soul-sucking job in favor of the freedom of self-employment when you aren’t clear on the steps to take. In this episode, we will discuss how using a vision board can help you become more focused and gain clarity on your efforts. If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck is a lack of clarity. You know you want to quit your soul-sucking day job in favor of freedom of self-employment, but you’re unclear on the steps to take. You want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go or how to make it happen. You want to grow your business but aren’t even sure what that means. The truth is with ambiguous goals like these, in five or ten years, you’ll still be stuck right where you are now. With a little clarity, you can achieve any goal you can imagine and even some you haven’t dreamed off yet.
The first step is to visualize what you want. How do vision boards work? Vision boards, ideas, and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I’ve designed this podcast to show you how to make your own vision boards and how to use them to maximize your visualization practice. Also known as dream board, these simple devices are one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. The inspirational collages serve as your image of the future. A tangible example, idea or representation of where you are growing. It lets you represent your dream, your goals, and your ideal life. By representing your goals with pictures and images, you will strengthen and stimulate your emotions. Your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation and your emotions are the vibrational energy to activate the Law of Attraction. The saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” certainly holds true here. A vision board is a planning tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and daydream in a tangible format.
By collecting images that represent your biggest goals and keeping them within sight, you’ll be better able to focus on the next steps to reach them. Not only that, a vision board can keep you inspired when boredom strikes as it inevitably would and remind you why you’re working so hard when all you want to do is to take a nap. A vision board is a powerful tool that helps you narrow down your desires through the power of choice. The tool helps you invest the time and energy to visualize your future and consistently reminds you of your life goals. Another popular term for it is the dream board. Let’s look at the three purposes of your dream board in more details below. The first one is the power of choice. A vision board forces you to examine your desires and focus on those that truly matter to you. Whether creating one or several boards, the limited space forces you and empowers you to focus in on your most treasured desires.It's the visual aspect of a dream board that really drives home your desires. Click To Tweet
The process of choosing where to put on your vision board is simple yet meaningful. First, identify your wishes and desires. Then select images that represent those desires. This simple selection process narrows down your focus and personalizes your board with specific messages that matter to you. For example, you might decide to put a picture of a house in your vision board because you want to purchase your dream home one day. When you’re not satisfied with pasting an image of just any house on the board, you can find the perfect representation of your dream home or pick aspects of homes to collage them together into your perfect home. There is power in focusing on the details of how to represent your desire. The process of making those choices sends a very specific and personalized message to the universe about your desires.
It’s the power of visualization. Without a doubt, it is the visual aspect of a dream board that really drives home your desires and sends a very loud and clear message to your unconscious. It’s easy to think that choosing and focusing on the desire helps achieve a specific desire. In fact, visualization isn’t as straight forward as we think it is. To understand why visualizing your desire so powerful, we need to look at your brain. Our brain is an incredible machine that is geared towards making us successful with every action we take. Our brain trains our bodies to prepare for action. When we imagine ourselves preparing for an activity, our brain ran through the process and send signals to the rest of our body to complete that activity or the action. Visualization is nearly as powerful as performing the action. When you visualize yourself living in your dream home, your body is trained by your brain for that reality.
The power of consistency. It’s no secret that consistency is important. Whether attempting to learn a new skill or create a new habit, consistency is the key. We are wired for repetition and every time you repeat an action, we become stronger with that action. By creating a vision board and placing it in a spot you see every day, you create the opportunity for consistent visualization and train your mind, body, and spirit to manifest the desire. The wonderful thing about a dream board is that it only requires time and energy for the initial creation. After that, consistency and visualization happen every time you look at it.
How do you make a vision board? Creating a vision board is easy and fun. You can create yours with paper and other art materials or digitally using one of the many online apps like Pinterest or even Microsoft OneNote or Evernote. While digital boards are infinitely more portable, physical boards are often more inspiring. There’s just something about engaging all your senses which makes a tangible vision board more effective. To create your board, start by collecting images that represent your biggest goals and dreams. Photos from a favorite family vacation and the expensive dress you want, a playbill for a Broadway show you want to see or even a dollar figure, representing your desire for bank account balance are all good ways to visualize your goals. Add them to your new vision board. Next, be sure to include phrases and quotes that inspire and keep you going when things get tough. Sometimes a few words of wisdom from someone you admire is all it takes to get you back on track.
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