The mind is a powerful organ, and the power of suggestion, positive thinking, and goal setting is real. It is no secret that we can shape our reality with our thoughts. Creating a tangible representation of our life’s hopes and desires is one of the best ways to manifest our goals and see them come to fruition. Crafting a visualization board is one of the most effective ways to achieve this.
Harnessing the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction states that our reality is based on our thoughts and what we focus on most. We attract into our life what our brain is telling us to attract. Most people have an internal script that shows them how to view and process the world. If that script is positive, you will manifest positive outcomes in life. Surrounding yourself with positive people, repeating daily positive affirmations, and creating vision boards will help you to reach your goals and create the life that you will be excited about living.
Every day, we put out energy into the universe, and we take in power from the world around us. The energy we circulate determines our life’s path. While we can’t control everything that happens to us, we do have the power to manifest good or bad things into our lives. The thoughts in our head, the company we keep, and the way we react to life all have a role in shaping our destiny.
What Are Vision Boards?
A vision board, or “visualization board,” is a physical poster that contains photos and other physical representations of the life you want. Most people take a hard poster board and cut out pictures of what they want in their lives. Some people paste pictures of cars, homes, and material items. Other people stick on pictures of babies, experiences, and trips.
The whole purpose of the exercise is to take the goals that are in your head and make them exist in the real world, if only on paper at first. The idea is that they will eventually become a reality because the visual representation is telling your brain exactly what to strive for and work toward.
The Power of Intention
Most people don’t live by intention. They operate on a sort of “life autopilot,” in which they go through the motions without thinking deliberately about what they want in life. Your visualization board will force you to make your intentions clear. First, examine what it is you want from your life. Be specific. In creating your vision board, you are giving your brain a command.
To carry out this command, it has to know exactly what to look for. It’s not enough to put money on the vision board. You have to tell your brain, “I want a job that offers me a $30,000 a year raise,” and find images that fit that exact vision.
Our brains tell our bodies what to do. Whenever we plan to take action, our minds practice this action in our head first.
Going to the airport in a week? Your brain is already thinking about the route beforehand. When we tell our brain what it is we want, our brain starts taking steps to make it a reality.
Conversely, if we focus heavily on what we don’t want, our brain will get the signal to manifest that right into our lives. When creating your vision board, be intentional. Tell your mind precisely what you want it to do and start putting your positive energy out into the universe.
Plan Out Your Board in Advance
Think about what you want to put on your board and write it down on paper. Consider the message you want to send the universe. Your vision board will likely include your goals for the following areas of life:
-Love and Romance
Decide whether you want to create one board with everything on it or multiple boards for different areas of your life. Make sure that your vision board doesn’t contain conflicting ideas that will confuse your brain and the universe. If you add photos of a home and a family to your board, then add pictures of a person solo traveling around the world, you’re going to confuse the universe about what it is that you want. If you prioritize leisure time on your board, then also paste pictures of a high-stress, time-consuming career, you will make the universe confused with this conflict.
Carefully Select Your Materials
Some people create an online visualization board to visualize their goals. This is less effective than a physical board that you can see and touch daily. Think about where you will put your vision board before you shop for materials. Do you have space for a large board?
Think about the color of your board. Different colors convey different emotions. Red means action and decision. Red is an assertive color and perfect for hard-charging goals. Green usually represents stability, earth, and money. Blue can convey calmness, rational thinking, and peace. Use a blue vision board when your goal is to have a more relaxing and peaceful life.
Decide whether you want to use magazine clippings or photos on your board. Your board may also contain newspaper clippings, quotes from the Internet, and book pages. You can handwrite messages on your visualization board as well. The way you design is entirely up to you.
Create Your Vision Board
After planning out your board and gathering your materials, you can create your vision board. Choose a time when you won’t be interrupted, and you can be as relaxed as possible. Some people drink tea or light incense while creating their visualization board. The key here is that you have to be in a positive mood with little to no stressors distracting you.
Start thinking of precisely what you want. Be specific in your mind. Think of the exact home you want, down to the color of the paint and the plants in your front yard. Think of yourself as placing an order into the universe that it has no choice but to fulfill.