What is a vision board and how can I make one? Is a question I get a lot from my friends when they visit my dorm or my room at home.
I’ve pretty much always had one; but what is it good for anyway?
Today I’ll share my personal view on it, as well as what it’s official definition is. AND, I’ll show you how to make one also!
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a visual expression of your goals and dreams, that inspire you daily and cause your mind and energy to attract those dreams into your life.
At least that’s how I would describe it!
Now, that mind sound a little weird to some of you, who don’t know about the Law of Attraction. While that topic is insanely thorough, I will try to quickly explain the basics so you know what’s going on!
The Law of Attraction
This scientifically proven and physical law really does exist; even people like Edison and Einstein shared thoughts that back up the science behind the Law of Attraction. According to Wikipedia, “The Law of Attraction is the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life.”
So basically, what you think about A LOT in your day-to-day life, is what you attract more of.
For example, being positive and spreading good energy attracts even more positive things, such as situations where you feel like you’re lucky or something good happens to you.
Of course, these things take time, and sometimes even when you’re positive bad things can happen. But the universe knows what it’s doing, so don’t get discouraged and keep going!
A little personal story here:
When I made my first vision board in 2017, I didn’t fully understand this whole concept of manifesting and actively thinking of positive things and what I want in my life.
But, I put pictures that I liked and that I wanted to happen on a board, including a US high school because I wanted to study abroad in 11th grade. (Which I did!)
2 years later, I got accepted into my dream university at that time. I totally forgot about my past vision board since it really wasn’t up to date. But when I packed my things to go study in the US, I found the board and I was mind-blown.
Here is a picture of the building I had on my vision board in 2017:
And look at a building of my university I started attending in January 2020:
While it’s (obviously) not the same, it shocked me how similar they looked based on the building shape etc!
I can say that I didn’t actively focus on doing the Law of Attraction, but I do know that I REALLY wanted to go to High Point University and that I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I looked at pictures, talked to students, and, most importantly, acted.
One thing you should know about the LoA is that you NEED to take action. Of course, you should imagine it and spend time with that, but to manifest what you want into the physical reality, you also need to take action.
In my case, that was to apply to the university, and take their offer when I got it. Makes sense, right?
How to make a Vision Board
Now that we covered the introduction and the basics, I want to talk about actually creating that vision board, because it’s one of the most effective ways to get into manifesting that goal or dream you have.
Step 1: Write down your goals
To be able to look for images and texts, you first need to know WHAT you want.
For that, just set a 10-minute timer and write down everything you want to have, be, or do.
Step 2: Rank them
This might sound new to you, but it’s actually a very important step!
If your goal is so ambitious that you can’t even imagine it, and it makes you upset rather than happy and motivated, you should not put it on your vision board yet because you are not ready.
To figure that out, imagine each goal separately in your mind. Think about it for a couple minutes. Did the thought of it make you happy to achieve it, or did you feel bad because you lack that particular thing? Write that down!
Next, rank each of your goals/dreams (1-10) based on:
- how much you want them, and
- how much you believe you can get them.
You should only put goals on your vision board that have a rank of 7 or more!
Step 3: Search for your goals on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google
This step is one of my favorite ones. Search for images and quotes that relate to your goals and dreams, and add them to a document.
Step 4: Print the Pictures
To print the pictures and quotes, you can just use your home printer and then cut out the images afterwards, or print them at a machine with photo paper.
Either way is great, but I usually prefer just normal copy-paper because it’s easier to glue down onto the big sheet. I usually tape together two or four sheets of paper for the big one or just use some cardboard!
You can also add quotes to your vision board! If you need some cute quote designs check out these 10 for free![convertkit form=1700487]
Step 5: Arrange the Pictures
Next for creating a vision board is to arrange the pictures so you like them. It’s fine if they have spaces in-between; you can leave borders or just fill them with doodles or positive affirmations!
And that’s the whole thing! It’s that easy to create a vision board that inspires you to work towards your goals every day.
Here are a few examples of my own vision boards in the past.
Mostly, I have experienced that things generally do happen, but usually in a totally different way than expected (and also at different times)! And that is not a bad thing. Everything happens for a reason, so just embrace it and enjoy the journey.
Also, make sure your vision board is in a good location so that you see it throughout your day.
I hope this post helped you a little bit with clarifying “what is a vision board”, and also how to make your own!
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