How to Goal Set with a Vision Board
If you’re a serial procrastinator (like me) a vision board can be a helpful goal-setting tool. A vision board is a collage of images and words representing what it feels and looks like to achieve your goals.
Sitting down to craft your board forces you to think about your aspirations and can serve as a catalyst for your project. It’s a popular goal-setting tool because you’re investing your time in a fun activity intended to visualise your future.
How does it work?
I know gluing magazine snippets and holiday photos together won’t magically grant you your dream career, body, house, or partner—we’re not doing anything magical here.
But there is something to say about the power of choice, visualisation, and consistency behind crafting a vision board.
Let’s get into it and you can decide for yourself if this tool will work for you.
The Power of Choice
The Laws of Attraction is the idea that we are have the ability to bring intense desires into manifestations.
The Laws of Attraction state that you get what you put out into the world. Your board is a reminder of your yearly, monthly, weekly or even daily goals.
You choose what you want in life and by doing so you’re going to make a positive commitment to yourself and your goals.
The Power of Visualisation
This is a popular technique amongst some of the world’s most successful athletes, performers, and CEOs. Visualisation is a form of meditation wherein you focus your mind and body to prepare for an outcome—this practice helps define goals, reduces stress, and builds confidence.
By meditating on our success, we become attuned to the decisions that lead us to the opportunities we want in life.
The Power of Consistency
Consistency is key for building better habits and ultimately a more productive lifestyle. Our brains are wired for repetition. The more often we repeat an action, the stronger the habit becomes.
James Clear is a writer on habits and human potential. Clear writes, “habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day.” Success isn’t doesn’t come from simply wishing for it. It’s built from the small choices we make every day. If we remain consistent in the pursuit of our goals, those seemingly small choices add up to great leaps in progress.
Display your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day as a motivator.
How to Make a Vision Board
Before you start your vision board you first need to identify your goals.
Goals are personal—make them as grand or as small as you’d like. If you’re aiming big, break parts down to achievable tasks. Small wins add up!
1. Plan Out Your Board
Consider the message that you want your board to convey — remember that you will be looking at it every day, if not multiple times a day.
What does success look and feel like for you?
What you might view as success, is something so different for the next person—that is the joy of it!
Health and wellness
What you want to learn/ grow into
Consider your style:
Do you want one board or multiple ones for different areas in your life?
What will your board style be?
2. Gather Supplies
Choose things that reflect who you are makes your heart happy.
Want that colourful washi tape—buy the washi tape! Your vision board is supposed to evoke excitement. It’s not for anyone else.
Poster board/ cork board/ any type of board
3. Set Up Your Space
You should give this creative moment your undivided attention. Remember that your vision board is to inspire and keep you motivated—you won't want to half-ass it.
4. Create Your Vision Board
Be free in this creative process. Choose images and quotes that mirror your desires. When you look at your vision board you should feel a strong connection.
Your board is a reflection of your world and how you envision your success—don’t worry about trying to please anyone else but you.
Through the Laws of Attraction and the visualisation of your board, the idea is to the confidence, people, and opportunities to get to where you need to be.
A vision board is a fun exercise, but your dreams don’t work unless you do. A saying that I find myself repeating to myself is “nothing good ever comes easy.”
I’ll admit I’ve never made a vision board before… but I would like to take this opportunity to have you (our readers) hold me accountable to make one in the next couple of weeks.
THAT BEING SAID, I would like to challenge anyone who hasn’t made a vision board yet to please make one with me.
We are already almost in March 2019, let's not let another year slip through our fingers!