Vision Boards - Why?

Vision Boards - Why? If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you.  They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.

What is visualisation and its' purpose?

Visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.  According to the popular book The Secret, 'The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts.'

When you are visualising, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.

Whether you believe that or not, we know that visualization works. Olympic athletes have been using it for decades to improve performance.

The secret?

So, what's the big secret to creating a vision board that works?  It is simple: Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel, not just on things that you want. Don't get me wrong, it's great to include the material stuff, too.

However, the more your board focuses on how you want to feel, the more it will come to life.

The rules

There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it's that there aren't any rules.  You cannot mess it up, you can create your vision board on your own terms.

Questions many ask...

Q: What should I put on my vision board?

A: Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life.  First, think about what your goals are in the following areas:

You don't have to cover each area exactly the same, just take a mental inventory of what you want each of those areas to look like and write them down.  Always handwrite your goals instead of typing them, there's something energetic about actually handwriting your goals.

From your goals and aspirations, think about what you want on your vision board. Like I said before, what you focus on expands.  You'll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel.

Q: Should I have one main vision board, or a bunch of small ones for different areas of my life?

A: It's totally up to you.  What makes the most sense in your life?  I personally like to have one central vision board that I look at every day in my home office and I have a few small ones that I've made at retreats that I keep around too.

Each area of our lives affect each other, so starting with one central vision board usually makes sense.

Q: How often should I re-do my vision board?

A: Whenever it feels right.  I often leave blank space on my vision board so I can accept new things as they appear in my life, and add and rearrange during the year when I feel it. You'll just know.

Then, every December, I give the board a total refresh to get clear about what I want in the new year.

Some things stay and some have served their purpose and don't make the cut.

What you'll need:

How to do it:

Set the mood. Turn off the TV and turn on some relaxing music.  Light a candle and clear your space.  Or join me fort a vision board session in our members area.  Message for information.

When it comes to actually putting your stuff on the board, I like to leave space in between each item because clutter clouds my mind.  I like space. However, if you love the feeling of closeness and want everything to touch and overlap, then huddle it all together and overlap your objects.

As for choosing what makes the final cut, lay everything out before you start gluing and pinning so you can get an idea of where you want everything.

What do you think? Will you create a vision board if you don't have one already? I hope the answer is yes.  Time to stop think Vision Board - Why?

Louisa x