How to create the perfect vision board for 2022
At the start the new year you might have some New Year’s resolutions or goals that you want to achieve, but we keep these in our head and slowly as the year goes by, we start to forget about them.
this is why using a vision board can be so beneficial.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a tool used to showcase the life you desire to live in the future. It is a combination of pictures, quotes and writings of what you want, who you want to be and how you want to feel, all on one board.
Why should you create a vision board?
By creating a vision board, it helps you identify the dreams and intentions you have for your life and reminds you to make the right lifestyle choices to achieve them every time you see it. They act as a guide to keep you on track of achieving your dreams no matter what challenges you face throughout the day.
Preparation for creating a vision board.
Schedule a time to start: creating the Vision Board can take a while and you will need to put your whole entire focus and attention into it So set aside some time in your day to start.
Get your equipment ready: traditionally, vision boards are created by writing on and sticking pictures onto a piece of board or on to a piece of paper, However, many people are starting to use their computer to create a vision board.
For a traditional vision board you will need:
- A piece of board or paper
- A printer (that works) + access to the internet or magazines.
- A pen
- Glue or Sellotape
To create a vision board on your computer you will need:
- A computer
- Access to the Internet
- Editing software, EG Photoshop or Canva.
Get in the right mindset: Why would you want to create a vision board when you feel unmotivated or inspired? You just wouldn’t. Try watching an inspiring movie or get some ideas off other people’s vision boards but, try not to be influenced by them.
Make a list: many people skip this step but we think it’s a really important thing to do before you start creating your vision board. Write down some other things that you want in your life, but instead of saying what you want. Write them as if you already have them.
For example, instead of “i want a new Mercedes-Benz.” You will write “I have a Mercedes-Benz.”
What should I put on my vision board?
Basically you want every part of your Life to have its own section on the vision board. This is a bit similar to the wheel of life tool.
You don’t have to use the ones that we’ve chosen here. Remember, this is your vision board, however, these are some of the ideas that come up very often, so let’s look at these in a bit more detail.
Health section: Health is all about how you want to feel inside your body, what do you want your body to look like and how you want your Body to perform.
Examples of this could be; having bigger muscles to be stronger, losing weight, having better skin.
Wealth section: This is the most superficial part of the board, but One of the most fun parts to do. Think of the things that you want in life that can be brought or have monetary value.
Examples of this could be; a new car, a specific number of how much you want to earn, a mansion in Bora Bora.
Experiences section: think about what you want to do and the places you want to go.
Examples of this could be; doing a sky dive, traveling to a city on your own.
Personal development section: this is where consider who and what you are going to be and how you are going to be.
Examples of this could be; reading self help books, taking a course to become more confident, learning new skills to further your career.
Spiritual section: in this section you should think your higher purpose. It doesn’t matter what your religious beliefs are, It’s about becoming more enlightened.
Examples of this could be; Practicing.in meditation, reading into scriptures, serving your community.
Relationship section: when looking into the part about your relationships, the focus is about who you want in your life and the connection that you want to build with them.
Examples of this could be; here. Who you want your soul mate to be, how you want your family relations to look like, what friends you want to spend the most time around.
Career section: this part can either be career or education depending on your circumstances. It’s about what you want your purpose to be in life and how you are going to obtain it.
Examples of this could be; what you want to do with myself, What you want to study, how you can get to the next step on the ladder.
How to create a vision board
Map it out: With a pen or pencil, roughly map out where each section of your vision Board is going to go, Remember, you have 7 sections and you want them to be approximately the same size. Many people also like to put a quote or word in the middle to symbolize what this year represents.
Find your material: This is the fun part. Find what it is that you want to put on your vision board, you can look on Pinterest and Google or even book and magazines.
Print, cut and stick: This point is self explanatory. You need to print off any pictures that you have found, cut up all the quotes and pictures into the right sizes and then stick them down on to the board into their individual section.
Decorate: you might want to add a few little bits of your writing, whether it be little drawings, questions or other materials. You might also want to put it into a frame.
Put it up: your beautiful creation is completed. Now all you have to do is put it up on the wall, This can be in your bedroom, living room or kitchen, wherever you want.
How to make your vision board even better.
If you want to make your vision board even better, one thing that you can do is personalize it towards yourself and your dreams.
What does that mean? I hear you ask.
Instead of just putting the picture of what you want in life on your vision board, you alter the pictures with either your editing or cutting skills so That it is more personalized to you.
For example you might want to be a successful music artist so you could create an album cover or write your name at the top of the charts.
If your perfect man is James Bond cut out a picture of in your favorite dress and stick it on top of a picture of him walking down the red carpet.
Do vision boards actually work?
Vision boards are a tool to be used to increase your chances of your goals and ambitions come true but, you should not rely on them to make things happen nor expect them to solve all of your problems, however there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting that this visualization practice does work.
Here are some tips to help increase the chance of your success.
Make it easy to see: you should place your VB somewhere that is easy to see and where you will look at it at least once a day.
Ask questions: every time that you see your board, think “How can I put myself in the position where I am entitled to get these things?” you don’t even need your board to do this when you’re driving, working or relaxing ask yourself these questions.
Break it down: now that you know what you want, break it down into more achievable steps. You can even do this on the vision board by writing down each step you need to achieve the main goal.Work on it: You can sit around all day waiting for something to happen, or you can go out there and get it by taking action.