How to Create a Vision Board
I’ve been creating vision boards yearly since 2010, and I can tell you it’s a great tool to help you get what you want.
Let me explain…our subconscious thinks in pictures. When we are leafing through a magazine or surfing on the web, we see images that speak to us on a soul level.
When we create a vision board, it’s like drawing a map for our subconscious about where we want to go, what we want to have and how we want to feel.
Then we can “attract” those experiences to us as if by magic. It keeps us focused on where we want to go!
What if you don’t know what you want? A vision board is a great tool to help you figure it out.
Sometimes we don’t know what exactly appeals to us about the image, and that’s ok.
I say, put it on your vision board even if you aren’t sure why you like it! I did this in 2013—I pulled out a picture of a shaman next to a pyramid.
I wasn’t sure exactly why I wanted to put that picture on my board, but it came full circle when I hosted my Mayan retreat earlier this year.
I took my retreaters to the pyramids in Tulum, Mexico and to a ceremony with a shaman that looked an awful lot like the shaman I had put on my board four years earlier.
When I was in Venice, I had weird déjà vu moment where I realized that the building I was looking at was on one of my vision boards!
My last six vision boards
Here’s how to create your own vision board…
- Imagine what you would like to have, places you would like to go, things you’d like to accomplish and emotions you want to feel.
- Go though magazines and pull out any images that catch your eye or make your heart say “oooooh!”
- If there are specific things you know you would love to have or feel, download images on your computer and print them off.
- Words that catch your attention or create a desirable feeling state are also great to put on your board.
- Use your creativity and arrange the pictures in whatever pattern (or lack thereof) that moves you and paste them onto a poster board.
- Hang your vision board somewhere you will see it, but DO NOT fixate on it. I like putting mine on the back of my bedroom door. I look at it about once a week.
I am so into this process that I actually have a big manila folder where I put magazine pages I’ve ripped out for my next year’s vision board!
If you aren’t sure why you picked certain images for your vision board, ask yourself what the image represents for you.
What does it remind you of?
What feeling does it evoke?
If you still aren’t sure, someone like me can help you decode and interpret your board.
Final note—this is meant to be FUN.
You should love the way your board looks and how it makes you feel.
This is a NO STRIVING ZONE.
It is meant to be a right brain, creative exercise.
We want it to feel playful and light.
Don’t fall into the trap of trying to quantify things logically, or whether your board is practical.
It’s not supposed to be.
It is meant to stretch what you think is possible, and delightfully surprise you when you realize you made your vision a reality.