To manifest your dream life, it is important to relive your desires as if they are already happening. A vision board can help you achieve just that. The more you do this, the greater your chance of achieving what you most wish for—happiness. This premise is based on the Law of Attraction, which states that “where you place your focus can have an intense impact on what happens to you.” This means that you are solely responsible for bringing in positive or negative events into your life because your thoughts attract exactly what you project.
Constantly focusing on your goals and objectives and being positive can be a difficult task as most of us are riddled with self-doubt, mixed emotions and bad days. Visualization tools like vision boards are a great way to help you stay focused on what you want in life. They aid in creating positive statements that feed your brain. Soon, these statements become affirmations you live by, which will create the life that you desire.
Jack Canfield, originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, is a big advocate of vision boards. According to him, a vision board is one of the most powerful visualization tools available to you. With a vision board, you are creating strong visual messages of your dreams and goals and translating these into positive emotions.
Here’s how to create a vision board that can manifest your dream life.
1. Reflect on your goals and objectives
Take time to ask yourself some deep and meaningful questions. Look at the bigger picture, and see where you want to be or what you want to achieve and how that makes you feel.
Assess what motivates and inspires you. This kind of self-assessment enables you to understand what truly makes you happy so that you can set your objectives.
It is about crafting your steps to success and not just creating a wish list. So, focus on what makes you happy rather than all the things that you want. This will enable you to establish objectives that are truly in sync with you. Setting goals is important aspect as they increase your chances of success.
2. Create your vision board
This is the fun part! Get creative, go crazy and make something that reflects your dreams and desires. Look at pictures, images or even words and quotes.
You can find inspiration from magazines, newspapers and the internet. Find pictures that symbolize your goals and add them to your board. You can even add your own unique details like drawings, quotes or affirmations or trinkets like a feather or a shell, but be careful not to overcrowd the board. Keep it simple so it’s easier for you to focus on your objectives.
The process of creating a vision board should provide you with clarity by narrowing down your focus to specifics. You may even like to create one central vision board and several smaller ones focusing on other goals.
For example, you may have a smaller vision board for your career and should keep that in your office. Each area of your life will affect the others, so a central vision board is essential. Also remember to put yourself on the board. A happy and positive picture of you will connect you to your goals. After all, these are your dreams and the vision board is about you.
3. Use your vision board to manifest your dream life
The purpose of a vision board is to manifest the images on it into your life. Place the vision board where you can see it regularly. Create a sacred space for it if you like. Put it where there are no obstructions.
Canfield suggests placing it near your bed stand and spending time in the morning and evening to look at it while visualizing, affirming and believing in your goals.
It is said that by visualizing and focusing, you are creating a vibrational energy that attracts those very things into your life. But it is important that you believe in your goals and imagine that they you have already acquired them. Feel your positive energy and find gratitude for these manifestations.
4. Notice your dreams come alive
Your goals will manifest themselves as time goes by. Acknowledge these accomplishments with gratitude by looking at the images on your vision board.
With this, your belief will grow and you will notice a positive change in your life. Keeping a vision journal is a powerful way to document your progress and to journal your thoughts and feelings.
5. Celebrate your achievements
Go ahead and celebrate every time you achieve your goals. Not only will you feel good about yourself, but you will be installing more positive energy and emotions into your other goals. You will notice that successes will come to you more easily, and as you grow and expand your awareness, your dreams and desires will, too. Besides that, a little celebration never hurt anyone!
Do you use a vision board to help you achieve the life that you want? What other tips and advice would you give to readers? Share your comments and opinions below.