Have you ever felt stuck in life, unsure of where you’re going or what you want to achieve? Creating a vision board can help you clarify your goals and give you a visual representation of your dreams and aspirations. A vision board is a collection of images, words, and phrases that inspire you and represent the life you want to live. It can serve as a powerful tool to help you manifest your desires and bring them into reality. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a vision board and provide some tips on how to make it as effective as possible.
So let’s start by setting you up for success with all the fundamentals on how to create a Vision Board!
Make dreams come true
Did you know what some of the world’s most influential people like Tiger Woods, Gabrielle Bernstein and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The conviction that it is possible to turn our dreams into reality. Walt Disney put it in a nutshell:
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”Walt Disney
But what can we do to ensure that our dreams become reality and do not remain „castles in the air“? The magic word is visualization.
For many celebrities and top athletes, regularly visualizing their individual goals is a kind of miracle weapon on the way to success. In fact, Psychology Today reports that visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do to achieve your long-term goals.
Does visualization work?
With the technique of visualization, you activate measurable brainwaves in your brain without lifting a finger. Research shows us that visualizing is almost as effective as actual physical exercise.
A study examining brain pattern activation in weightlifters found that actually lifting heavy weights activated similar brain regions as the ones active when just imagining lifting those weights.
Conclusion: Mental practice prepares you for success in the most efficient way and brings you closer to your dream life step by step!
Set goals easier with the vision board
Do you know what the most important elements in a vision board are? A vision board (also called a goal collage or dream collage) is a collage of pictures with your wishes and goals. For maximum effect you combine the pictures with powerful affirmations and your motives.
The vision board helps you develop a clear, empowering picture of your future and motivates you to make it a reality. It brings you closer to your goals in an effective way.
How do I start?
First things first: Dream big, everything is allowed — no vision is too big or too small. Choose one or more of the following topics for your vision board.
Start by asking yourself what dreams and goals you want to achieve.
1. Write down your dreams and goals.
2. Choose the right pictures from your photo album, internet or social media, or get inspired by our pictures.
Create vision board
After you are clear about which topic or topics you want to start with, start creating your vision board.
Choose only photos and images that excite you and that you really love.
Add to your images, motivational quotes and empowering affirmations to achieve your dreams and visions faster.
Pro Tip | The vision board is your dynamic goal-setting tool. Hence, add more images or affirmations over time or replace them with better ones.
Watch on phone
The most beautiful vision board is useless if you rarely look at it. Ideally, you choose a spot where you can see it several times a day. In this way you not only consciously, but also quite often unconsciously direct the focus on your goals and desires. Choose motivating music and watch your vision board e.g. also a video to bring life to your vision casting.
Use all possibilities on the mobile phone:
✔︎ Vision Board ++ App
Routines and fixed times are essential:
Make it a habit. For example, I use Vision Board ++ app regularly at 10 a.m. in the morning.
The best thing to do is set a reminder on your vision board or set an alarm clock. You will see it: your daily habit watching your vision board will bring you closer to your goals and dreams.
Pro Tip | Create multiple widgets on your phone and set reminders for your vision boards to keep your goals and dreams in mind daily.
Print out your vision board and put it in a prominent place
Take the opportunity and print out your digital vision board! To do this, select the share button to get your personal photo. It’s important to put it in a prominent place in your apartment or office so that you are regularly reminded of it several times a day:
✔︎ Bathroom mirror
✔︎ Apartment door
✔︎ Next to the bed
✔︎ In front of the TV
Through the presence in your everyday life, you have your goals in mind daily and can anchor them more and more in your subconscious.
Ready for change
Although the vision board is a magical tool for achieving goals, you can’t just sit back and expect your goals to automatically come true.
Take steps that are easy for you and that fit to your daily life. Choose small and simple steps so that you stick with it in the long term.
Fuel your goals
When it comes to successful goals and a happy journey, how you formulate your goals in your vision board is key.
Today is all about guiding you though some basic knowledge on how you can get the most out of your vision board with small changes and thus achieve your dreams and goals even faster — so you can fuel your dreams and empower your journey.
Set realistic goals
When it comes to achieving your goals, knowing where you want your journey to go is key.
Successful people usually start with a dream which drives them in a certain direction. Visualization is extremely powerful and helps you to stay consistent in the long term. It is essential to keep exploring and create the life you want with the power of visualization.
Choose a goal that you love and believe you can actually achieve. Make sure you’re willing to invest the time, effort, and commitment into this goal.
The more specific the goal the better
Make your vision board goal as specific as possible for best results. For example, instead of “lose weight,” you could say “fit into my favorite pants,” or “wear a size 12”. Or, instead of writing „dream home“, get clear about what you want to do in your dream home, what you want the kitchen or living room to be like, and what you want to do in your backyard.
Also note how you will feel and what attitude you want to have. The better you know what you want and how you want to feel, the higher your chances of achieving your goal.
Pro-Tip | Give yourself the time you need to find out the details and add even more specific pictures and affirmations to your vision board if necessary.
Find your personal values
What are your most important values? Personal values serve as guiding principles in your life. They are deep-rooted beliefs and ideas that describe what is most important to you in life. Write down what is most important to you, e.g. health, family, wealth, career, progress, etc.
Check that your goals are consistent with your values and that they make a good fit. If not, think about how you can change your goals so that they fit you and your values.
Pro Tip | Think about your values and create a vision board in which you write down all your values with images and affirmations, so that you are always reminded of your values.
Set a date
When we think of our dream goals, we usually know by when we want to achieve them. Sometimes we have long term goals, which can take several years or even longer to achieve. Other goals can be achieved in a few months or a year.
Think about what you want to achieve in the medium and long term for each goal and write it down. Choose the time for your vision board that makes you feel the most motivated and best.
“Not”, “no”, “never”
You must have heard this:“Don’t think about a pink elephant now“. Be honest, what are you thinking right now?
It’s important to know what you don’t want, but it’s even more important to know exactly what you DO want.
Check your goals and delete all negations like “not”, “no”, “never” and similar from your goal title. Choose a positive goal title.
Pro-Tip | If you don’t want to give up your negation, then complete your sentence with „but I want…“.
Adjust goals over time
At the beginning you are fired up for a certain dream goal and through doing you notice over time that the path you have taken does not feel right anymore. Does that sound familiar to you? Maybe you don’t have as much time as expected, or something else is better for you. Instead of being vegan, you may prefer be vegetarian.
Adapt your vision board to new directions if necessary. This will help your goals to stay aligned with your reality and the inevitable changes that arise.
Multiple goals for a vision board??
You may ask yourself: How many goals to put on a single vision board? Our recommendation is: less is more. Each of your goals takes time, focus and energy. Especially when starting with a new goal, wait until you have established habits and routines and you are already investing time and energy on autopilot. Then start pursuing another goal.
Pro-Tip | Create vision boards with goals for all areas of life to have a better overview and your most important goal in a separate vision board.
In summary, creating a vision board can help you achieve your dreams and goals by using the power of visualization. To start, choose one or more topics that you want to focus on and write down your dreams and goals. Then, choose images that excite you, add empowering affirmations, and create your vision board. To ensure you stay motivated, find a prominent place to display it and make it a habit to look at it daily. Remember to set realistic goals that align with your personal values, and adjust them over time as needed. Additionally, using relaxation pictures and soothing music can enhance the effects of your vision board. Vision Boards apps like Vision Board ++ are powerful tools that in-cooperate images, affirmations and music and help you visualize your goals and stay reminded of them with notifications throughout the day. By following these tips and utilizing the app, you can fuel your dreams and empower your journey towards achieving your goals.