“Vision is merely a dream without action.” – Joel Barker
First off, let’s get some clarification on the term: vision boards are any sort of board, or paper, where you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life. These images can be people, words, phrases things, and anything you feel will create your ideal life.
You may be wondering, “can pasting some pictures onto a piece of paper really help me achieve my goals?”, and the answer is YES!
Vision boards help you identify your goals and give them clarity, reinforces your daily affirmations, and assists in keeping your attention on your intentions. Read on for the top reasons why creating a vision board is the perfect way to focus your dreams and set yourself up for success.
- Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.
Creating a special space that displays what you want can actually bring it to life since, according to the book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.”
When you create a vision board and put it in a space where you see it often, you end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day without even realizing it! If you’re still skeptical, read up on how Olympic athletes have been using vision boards for decades to improve performance.
- Visualization helps you clarify your long-term dreams.
If you ask someone what their goals are in life, they may say something along the lines of “I want to be happy, I want to live comfortably, I want to retire early,” etc. These goals are great, but they lack a clear definition of what “being happy” actually means for you, personally.
Making a vision board allows you to pick visual components that define, in a concrete way, the goals you want to achieve in order to live a happy life. Let me pause here and say that these visual goals do not have to be material. They can be things like a nice car, that new purse, and a vacation home in Sweden, but they can also be pictures of how people are “feeling”: relaxed on vacation, smiling at a family moment, proud at a child’s graduation, and so on. Don’t limit yourself to objects; feel free to add phrases, colors, shapes, or anything that makes you feel at ease.
- Visualization can help change thoughts from negative to positive.
We’ve all experienced that, often frustrating, mind-chatter; you know, that internal monologue in your head that never shuts up. It’s the one that limits beliefs by repeating an endless chant of every shortcoming you could possibly have and every reason why you can’t or shouldn’t or won’t ever be, do or have what you really want. Affirmations are that little negative voice’s worst enemy: they’re an antidote to it.
Affirmations help express who you really are, release you from those limiting beliefs, and allow you to know that the possibilities really are unlimited. While all of this may sound like pseudo-science, there is countless evidence that prove a link between affirmations and success.
🙏🏽 Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Join our upcoming mini-retreat Lotus Point Wellspring: A Journey Through the Seasons to welcome the Spring and the Wood Element into your life. We will enjoy a relaxing morning that includes acupuncture, creating a vision board, and peaceful yoga practice!
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