If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you. They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.
Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the word of God in Habakkuk 2:2, it says "Write The Vision, make it plain and even though it may tarry, it shall surely come! When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe." So, what's the big secret to creating a vision board that works? It's simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don't get me wrong, it's great to include the material stuff, too. However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life. A Vision Board should include visualizations in both text and pictures of what you want to accomplish in 2021. I like to add a few quotes and bible verses on my board which encourage me and ignite the power of belief in my soul! There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it's that there aren't any rules. You aren't going to mess it up, you can create your vision board on your own terms. Here are the answers to the most common questions people ask:
Q: What should I put on my vision board?
A: Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education) and health. I like to break down these areas into seven key areas:
You don't have to cover each area exactly the same, just take a mental inventory of what you want each of those areas to look like and write them down. Always handwrite your goals instead of typing them, there's something energetic about actually handwriting your goals. From your goals and aspirations, think about what you want on your vision board.
What you'll need:
Any kind of board, if you're new maybe start with a cork board or poster board from Walmart or Dollar Tree they run about a dollar.
Scissors, tape, pins, and/or a glue-stick to put your board together.
If you want, fun markers, stickers, or anything else you can think of to deck out your board.
Magazines that you can cut images and quotes from.
Most importantly, the stuff you want to look at every day. Photos, quotes, sayings, images of places you want to go, reminders of events, places, or people, postcards from friends and just about anything that will inspire you.
Time. Give yourself a stress-free hour or two to put your board together. If you're a social butterfly, invite you friends over and make a party out of it. I compete my Vision Board with my son every New Years Eve to get us focused and goal oriented for the New Year! I feel like it's an important time with God to ask for what we desire God to bless us with for the upcoming year!
How to do it:
Set the mood. Turn off the TV and turn on some relaxing music. Light a candle and clear your space.
When it comes to actually putting your stuff on the board, I like to leave space in between each item because clutter clouds my mind. I like space. However, if you love the feeling of closeness and want everything to touch and overlap, then huddle it all together and overlap your objects. As for choosing what makes the final cut, lay everything out before you start gluing and pinning so you can get an idea of where you want everything.
It's A New Year, a time for New Beginnings and a Vision Board is an excellent tool to get you focused on what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel in 2021. I look forward to us creating our Vision Boards together. Each Thursday, let's share what our goals are for the the seven areas! I am sure this will be something you will thoroughly enjoy and will keep this tradition for years to come!