A couple of years ago for my birthday, my mom gave me two plates to hang on my wall. One of a chicken and one of a goat. You see my mom knows how much I want to have some land and to be able to raise my own chickens and goats. She thought that if I hung these on my walls, that visualization would help me make this come true. I still don’t have my chickens and goats, but I look at those plates daily and think about how we can make that happen. Our life and my husband’s career took us on a unexpected detour to Arizona for a couple years so I am using this time to manifest my goals and dreams and to figure out what I want in life. In addition to those plates, I decided to create a vision board in order to make that happen.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. -Oprah Winfrey
Vision boards can be powerful visualization tools and can be a great way to help invoke feelings to help you manifest those goals and dreams. If have never heard of Gaby Bernstein, I encourage you to check out her books or website. She talks a lot about tapping into your energy and love to help manifest the life that you want, not just by visual cues, but actually feeling it. As she says “The key to manifesting is to dwell in the feeling you want.” You can read more on this here.
I am a very visual person so for me, having a vision board that I can look at daily will help me focus on my dreams and goals. Here are some tips to create a vision board of your own.
1. Ask yourself some questions about your life and write down your goals.
What do you want for your life?
How do you want to feel?
What do you want to change about your life?
Having your goals clearly written down will help you to stay focused as you build your vision board. Try to answer these questions honestly without thinking of barriers that may stand in the way.
2. Think about words to describe how you want to feel.
Loved, happy, at peace, couragious, blissful, etc.
3. Gather your supplies.
-Something to affix your materials too: white craft board, bulletin board, book, etc
-Pins, glue, or clips to attach clippings
4. Find your inspiration.
Cut, print, or draw photos, sayings, and words that coincide with what you wrote for your goals and dreams above. Choose pictures that really invoke the feelings that you want to manifest in your life. Make sure those photos apply specifically to a goal. For instance, I have a strong desire to see Orcas in the wild. Not only do I want to see them in the wild, but I would also love to encounter them in Norway, where my grandfather’s family came from. So I chose a photo taken from Norway to help manifest that goal.
5. Design your vision board and create your collage.
I personally chose to keep mine a little more simple and clean. It is easier for me to really look at each goal/dream when it doesn’t feel so cluttered. Everyone is different so do what works best for you!
6. Hang or place in a location that you will see daily.
I decided to hang my vision board in our office/craft room, next to my chicken and goat plate. Since this is a room that I work in often, I know that I will see it daily. I look at it and think about how these pictures and words make me feel. I try to envision each one and put that energy into my daily life. It also helps me to have the visual reminder so that I can figure out how I can make these dreams a reality.