Have you ever made a vision board? I’ve heard of vision boards since I was young. The pagan community and the “Law of Attraction” community cross paths a good deal, so in my pagan studying lots of things like that crop up. I can’t remember hearing about them before The Secret came out, but either way, they’ve been around for a while now.
What is a vision board?
The simplest explanation is that a vision board is a collage of what you want.
You can do this with posterboard and magazines, a corkboard, or even Photoshop (or your favorite image program – I tend to use Paint.NET). Find pictures that speak to your goals for a particular area of your life, or just in general. Arrange them in whatever way is most pleasing to you. Put it where you can see it often.
The idea among the Law of Attraction community is that each time you see the vision board, you’ll visualize those goals. And, they say, visualizing them will make them a reality.
Even if you don’t believe in or practice the Law of Attraction, you can still benefit from a vision board.
Making one can help you solidify what your goals are, which is the first step to attaining them. Seeing it on a regular basis will remind you of your goals. You can even use it to check in with yourself. Ask questions, like
- Is this goal still important to me?
- What is my next step towards this goal?
- Am I progressing toward this goal?
This can keep you on the right track to make sure you succeed with your goals.
I was a vision board skeptic.
Like I said, I’ve been aware of them for a long time. And part of me has always kind of wanted to experiment. But they seemed so ~New Agey~ and silly to me. I was really surprised when my therapist suggested I make one as part of therapy.
To my further surprise, it was hugely beneficial to me. I’m not a goal setter, despite my love of productivity, because I have trouble figuring out what it is I actually want out of life. Making my first vision board changed that for sure.
Now I’m solid on my goals for life and what I want to do and to be.
I’m taking steps to make it a reality. And, while I don’t know how much of this is me actively working towards my goals and how much is “Law of Attraction” type magic, I’ve been progressing at a ridiculously fast rate.
A week after I made my vision board, one of my short-term goals became reality. Out of nowhere I had the funds to move in with my partner, and I began making the plans to do so. Less than a month after that I was here. We still have further to go (we’re currently living with his family instead of on our own), but we have a solid plan for how we’re going to do that.
I’m pretty satisfied with how beneficial this has been for me, and I definitely advise it to others. If nothing else, it helps you get crystal clear on what you want from life. And with that clarity, you can take steps to make your dreams reality!
For more reading on this topic, check out the following:
- The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One | Elizabeth Rider with the Huffington Post
- How to Make a Vision Board | Christine Kane
- 9 Steps for Creating a Vision Board that Actually Works | Christie Inge
- How Creating a Vision Board Will Empower You to Manifest Your Dream Life | Ravi Raman with LifeHack.org