Most of us have heard of vision boards (or dream boards, as I call them sometimes), it is where you make a collage of pictures or words of things you wish to do, items you want, the life you want to live, the things you want to do in your life.
I love vision boards!! I’ve created a few throughout my life and I highly recommend them, I believe they’ve had an impact on my life, but just let me be clear on this, God has all the credit, I truly believe He puts His desires in our hearts, we just need to do our part and go for it, all I’m saying is that it can help you keep your focus and motivation to achieve your dreams, therefore, I suggest you make your own as well.
A vision board is a powerful visual tool to set your intentions in place and they are so simple that primary school children can learn to make them in 5 minutes or less. They are great family projects and are usually made on large poster boards with a collage of pictures of the items the family wants or strives for.
They are a terrific tool that combines all of these success and motivation techniques that are available to us today and keep them all in one spot where we can view them on a daily basis. In a way they are like a time capsule and you can make new updated ones and watch your growth and the things in your life manifest, it is a perfect way to keep track of your growth and progress.
Physical versus Digital Vision Boards
In the past, we created Dream Boards with poster board, glue, scissors, and magazines. Now they have officially grown up and gone hi-tech with video vision boards, which are far more powerful than the paper and glue variety. This is because images, text and music have a more powerful effect on goal setting than just a board. Also we have become a visual computer society and almost all of us relate easier and quicker to something animated on the computer screen.
So, with all the new technology available now the dream board can be even more catchy and fun to view on a video; what you can do is take all the things you have on your dream board and make a movie out of it with positive affirmations between the slides. This way you can get better, clearer pictures. Sometimes it’s hard to find the exact picture you want from magazines, so creating a digital one might be a good way to go about it. Now you can just turn on your computer and watch your dream board in a fun and catchy way, so there is your dream board right there nice and handy to watch any time you need it. It should be watch at least once a day, twice a day is even better.
They are the best way to visualize what you intend for your life and it is also a great way to help keep your dreams in front of you. With so many things going on in our life sometimes it is hard to keep our focus, so this is a great way to keep us focused on abundance, joy, or a relationship that is important to us.
Dream boards have been around for years, they have been used in classrooms for elementary students and churches for bible school for years as a fun and productive craft exercise.
These boards or videos both serve the same purpose, to help dreams come true, they are both beautiful and functional; they are very helpful in our lives and businesses for helping us to achieve our dreams and goals.
Ultimately, the decision is yours, choose whichever one is easier for you to make, works better for you, or why not? Create both! I know I have and either way, they’re both a great tool to focus and not lose sight of what we want in life.
“It does not do good to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
However “inspired” we may be in life, keep in mind that procrastination does not take us anywhere, as this J. K. Rowling quote explains. Therefore, dream big, but also work hard on making it a reality. A dream board is a board which has a compilation of images and quotes which motivate you to realize your goal. The images glued on the board represent your vision of the future―these images may be of a coveted job, a university you wish to attend, or even of the ideal body you wish to have.
Things You’ll Need
You’d be glad to know that making a vision board does not require any fancy-schmancy art supplies or even heightened sense of aesthetics. As long as you have some basic supplies in hand, along with a strong vision of your goals, you’re good to go.
Here’s a list of the things you need to gather.
1 A craft board
2 Old magazines/prints of images found online
5 Colored markers
So you see the supplies are basic; however, your ideas and creativity needs to be top-notch.
How to Create a Vision Board
Again, creating a neat vision board isn’t exactly rocket science. All you need to do is to cut out some inspiring images from magazines or source them from the Internet. These images need to be far from ordinary―they need to be striking and influential, good enough to make an impact on your mind. The purpose of these images and quotes is to push you forward towards achieving your goal.Now, arrange these images on your vision board in a manner that is pleasing to the eye, and ensures good visibility as well. Paste the images on to the board, and you’ve made a start. You can also draft some cool and inspiring motivational messages on the board, and that’s all it takes to create a fabulous vision board.
The next and most important step is to place it at a vantage point―the dream board must be visible to you at all times, so carefully select a spot to place it. It can be nailed to the wall opposite to your bed, or just above your study table. In case you’re a stay-at-home parent who spends a lot of time in the kitchen or the den, find a suitable place in that area. The idea is to ensure that your goal―be it career-related or fitness-related―needs to be in front of your eyes at all times, so you don’t lose track of it.
Creative Vision Board Ideas
As you can see in this post, there are some sample vision boards, just so you know how to go about it. And remember, your boards are extremely personal, so go ahead and use your ideas to make one specific to your goals.
So you see how it doesn’t take much to get inspired by the littlest things in life? Hope you get motivated to make a vision board at first, and then work towards realizing your dreams.
Your adventurous introvert friend,