What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. (Note that in our ultra digital age, you can also create vision boards to display on your computer screen and mobile devices. See below for a brief explanation of Vision Board Software.)
What is the point? Simply put, we humans tend to be a very busy species and constantly bombarded by distractions. Making use of vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to:
- Identify your vision and give it clarity.
- Reinforce your daily affirmations.
- Keep your attention on your intentions.
Vision Boards Help Provide Clarity
For example, to say "I want a better life" is a fine goal, but have you given serious thought to exactly what that means? Try to envision what your "better life" looks like. For those of us who find that somewhat difficult, making a vision board can be a tremendous help.
In order to create my vision board, I must actively seek images that represent specific details of this wonderful new life. That means narrowing it down to specifics.
For some, a better life might mean having a new car or home.
Others may be seeking a new relationship or improvements in existing relationships.
Doubtless you have heard it said that most of us never get what we want because we don't know what we want. Making a vision board is a wonderful way to bring clarity to that general desire and turn it into an achievable goal.
Use a Vision Board for Your Daily Affirmations
Once you dream it, the next step is to believe it. In addition to images, vision boards can include words, phrases or sentences that affirm your intentions.
Somehow, we must silence the mindchatter that plagues us all every minute of every waking hour. You know that little voice in your head that never shuts up, the one that supports and promotes all your limiting beliefs by repeating an endless litany of every shortcoming you could possibly have (and some you couldn't possibly have) and every reason why you can't or shouldn't or won't ever be, do or have what you really want. Affirmations are that little voice's worst enemy.
Affirmations express who you really are, release you from those limiting beliefs, and allow you to know that the possibilities really are UNlimited.
A Vision Board Keeps you Focused
Finally, another key purpose that vision boards serve is to help you stay focused. It isn't difficult to start each day with a positive attitude – until you get out of bed.
How quickly that fresh "new me" attitude can sink back into oblivion beneath the tasks and challenges of everyday life. How can you possibly remain focused on any goal while people and circumstances constantly pull you in dozens of directions at once? By using a vision board, of course!
No matter what happens during your day, your vision board is a constant reminder of where you intend to be. Appealing to you on both conscious and subconscious levels, a vision board can work wonders toward keeping your mind focused on your goal, your attention on your intentions, and your life headed in the direction you choose.
What is a vision board?
It might just be the most important thing you do for yourself this year!
Make a Vision Board Right Now!
Want a super fast, easy way to get started? Use a magnetic/dry erase board! You can quickly add photos with magnets and then just write your affirmations directly on the board. This is a great way to do it because you can change or rearrange your vision board on a whim.
All you need are a board, magnets, and markers. You can order all three from Amazon right now and they'll be delivered to your door. So there ya go, no excuses!
This article is presented as an introduction to vision boards and only touches on the high points. Be sure to also check out our Digging Deeper section. Find out ...
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If you seriously want to take it to the next level, vision board software allows you to create vision boards for your computer screen, cell phone, other mobile devices, or even your own personal website. These days who isn't a slave to a compter at work and/or a cell phone every waking hour? Digital vision boards can go everywhere you do. Best of all, they are quick and easy to create. For much more information visit our Vision Board Software page!