The pictures you choose for your vision board are important, but so are the words – in fact, when you can’t find just the right photos to use, then vision board affirmations are the perfect alternative.
You can use anything you can find or create that works for you:
- words and phrases clipped from magazines
- handwritten notes
- longer quotes that you type and print out
School teachers, scrapbookers, and other crafty people may have other fun items on hand such as stencils or stickers. (If you have a unique idea, please share it in the comments below!)
The great thing is that nothing on your vision board has to make sense to anyone but you!
While making my latest vision board I came across a magazine ad with the words “I AM” and clipped it out. That alone had meaning for me, but a few pages later another ad had the words “A Little Off the Wall”. I clipped that too, so now one of my affirmations is “I am a little off the wall.”
Some of you free spirits out there might appreciate such a statement, but the rest of you are thinking what kind of crazy affirmation is that?! Either way, it doesn’t matter. For me, it’s meaningful, and that’s the whole point.
How to Come Up With Vision Board Affirmations That Work For You
The most important thing to remember about any visualization technique is this:
Visualize what you want to be, do, or have as if it already exists.
That means you will always write in present tense. Avoid future tense, which is “I will…” or “I am going to…”. Present tense says that something exists right now.
If you write “I will be grateful for my new job”, you’re talking about something that might or might not materialize. Instead, write “I am grateful for my new job”, and then you are affirming your gratitude for something that already exists. You’ll find lots more good examples in our list of Gratitude Affirmations.
Of course, the affirmations you need will depend on the topic of your vision board. Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
Examples of Vision Board Affirmations
Is your vision board about some aspect of personal development?
- My self-confidence is growing stronger every day.
- I am free of limiting beliefs and open to limitless possibilities.
Do you want to focus on losing weight or a general plan for healthier eating?
- I am enjoying all the benefits of eating mindfully.
- Every day I feel healthier, happier, and more energetic.
Is your vision board about improving your finances?
- I am open to receiving all the abundance the universe is offering me.
- I am debt free and grateful for all the money that is flowing into my life.
Could you use some visualization help at work?
- I am focused on my goals and enjoying my career.
- I am surrounded by co-workers who are positive, enthusiastic, and supportive.
What about love and relationships?
- I attract only honest, loving relationships into my life.
- My new partner and I are sharing the joy of mutual love, trust, and respect.
What about self-care and learning to love yourself?
- I love myself and this new life that I have created.
- I always remain calm and peaceful, even in the midst of chaos.
Perhaps most popular are vision boards that focus on acquiring certain possessions or creating a new lifestyle. One of your affirmations might simply be:
- I am living my dream life.
Oh wait, look again at that last affirmation. There’s nothing wrong with it, but do you see how it could be better? To improve on it, make it specific. Have you defined your “dream life”? What exactly do you want to be or do or have?
Of course you don’t want to ramble on forever for your vision board. Do that first in a journal or on a plain piece of paper. Write a full-length, vividly detailed description of what is in your dream life.
Where are you? What are you doing? Who is with you? Are you dreaming of a mansion on a mountain or a quaint little cabin in the woods? A tropical vacation or a peaceful afternoon in your own backyard?
Once you’ve written a long description, pull out some phrases or sentences for your vision board. You may want to condense your wording, but keep it long enough to be meaningful.
- My friends and I have a great time cooking in the outdoor kitchen of my new home.
- I enjoy the solitude of spending time alone in my mountain cabin.
- I love spending time with my kids and grandkids at my huge beach condo.
- I enjoy driving my brand new Porsche Panamera, sport and luxury in one!
You might also be grateful just to have your current car note paid off, and that’s certainly fine too!
Hopefully you get the point. The best vision board affirmations are those that have meaning for you. Remember these two key points:
Always write your affirmations in the present tense.
Add details that make your affirmations personal and meaningful.
If you can do that, you’ll have some great affirmations for your vision board!
For More Help With Your Vision Board Affirmations…
Be sure to check out our Positive Affirmations Journal!
We wrote it especially for our Make A Vision Board visitors, and it’s a fun way to explore your own mind and come up with affirmations that are perfect for you!