Vision boards are a common method used to help achieve goals. Whether you want a promotion, spend more time with your family, or start a business, vision boards are a great way to manifest those goals. Creating a vision board allows us to clarify our goals and gives us clear direction when achieving them. Some of you may be thinking: What are vision boards and how exactly can they help me accomplish my goals?
Last week, HWMSisters hosted a Vision Board Workshop at the Park in Virginia Beach. There, we discussed the importance of vision boards, what they should include, and how you can use your board to best benefit you. We had a wonderful time! Check out what people are saying about the event here and view some amazing photos here. If you couldn’t make the event, no worries, we’d love to see you next time! For now, here are some cliff notes.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a collage of images and words that represent your goals, dreams, and future. While I’m sure we all want to create vision boards that are eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, the most important thing is to pick images and words that speak to you and the goals you want to achieve. You want a new job? Put it on the board. Your own business? Put it on the board. You want to be happier? Put whatever picture you associate with happiness on your board. Your vision board does not need to make sense to others. It is for you and only you. Creating a vision board is a personal process that should be free of shame and judgement. Remember, there are no rules when creating a vision board. Do what feels best for you.
How can a vision board help me achieve my goals?
Creates Clear Goals - The process of creating a vision board allows you to clarify the goals that you want to achieve. Say you want to start your own blog. Creating a vision board for your goal will help you address questions like: what kind of blog do you want to write, what kind of people do you want to help with your information, and how do you want people to feel when they read your blog?
Boosts Mood - Your vision board is filled with images and words that speak to you, your goals, and dreams. Focusing on a visual representation of those goals, and reminding yourself of everything you are able to accomplish is an instant mood booster, especially in the morning before a positive and productive day!
Power of Visualization - Your vision board should be placed in an area where you can see it frequently. Our brains are visual organs. Spending a few minutes every day looking at your vision board will not only motivate you, but also increase your confidence and concentration.
Gives Direction and Inspires Action - Taking the time to focus on your vision board will allow you to plan actionable steps you can take to achieve your goals. Sometimes, after we set our goals, we feel a bit aimless in our process to achieve them. As I stated earlier, our brains are visual organs. With the help of visualization, which motivates you and increases concentration, your vision board will inspire you to both plan and implement actionable steps that will see you to success!