We all have dreams about what really hasn’t come true yet. There is a saying in Buddhism, that “If you can see it in your head, you can hold it in your hand.” Fortunately, it is also scientifically proven, that vision boards, also known as dream boards, really do some magical trick in our brains. As if we constantly see that “something” we wanna get in front of us in this physical world, not just in our dreams, we start to feel the presence of our dreams already.
Vision board is a good way to stay in focus and remember, why are you working on something. As one of the first steps to actually start achieving something, is to decide where you wanna put your focus on, vision board doesn’t let you forget what have you set your mind on.
Making a board, that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. As we all have heard, “What we focus on expands.” So when you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualisation exercises throughout the day. Either you want it or not- our subconscious mind takes it over.
Visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualisation works. Such as Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance, and Psychology Today reported that the brain patterns activated when a weightlifter lifts heavy weights are also similarly activated when the lifter just imagined (visualised) lifting weights. So why not to use it on your daily basis and actually make it easier to smash your goals and dreams. It is also an easy and fun thing to do, as even spending some time preparing your vision board, is a fun thing to spend some “physical time” already with your dreams, as setting them up to your board.
So. How to make a good vision board? What you should put on it? Where to leave it and what you should do with it after it’s done? So let us help you out here!
1. What do you want?
The first step is to answer the simple question to start with: “What is it I actually want?”. What categories in your life you wanna see an improvement. Also, think about how would you feel when these things would happen, as your vision board should also focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. It's great to include the material stuff, too but however, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life. What is the life you wanna live and how would it look like, when those things would have come true?
2. What should I put on it?
The simple answer is: whatever feels right! There is no wrong or right way to do it if it FEELS right. The easiest thing is to find some pictures, notes, poems or writings, photos of people who inspire you and so on, of things you dream of. So the short answer is- anything that inspires and motivates you.
3. Should I make different vision boards for different dreams?
It’s totally up to you. What feels right, is the correct answer once again. The most common way of doing it is to have one big vision board, what you see as a full and there you can feel free to move the things around, cover different aspects in your life differently and just look at the one big board as your future, better version of you. Therefore- it’s still up to you if you feel that you fancy being more organised.
Also- it is good to consider making one big one and then few smaller ones, what you can keep with you, such as making the last page of your daily diary as a mini mood board, or using our 2020 MUNUM planner bullet page as a mini mood board, where you can stick different photographs and notes how you want your upcoming week or month to look like.
So- find your scrissors, glue and a piece of paper or board and get crafty with your vision board. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to do it, as long as it feels right.