The Reason Vision Boards Work And How To Create One

Pooja Maheshwary , 04 Jan 2021
Vision Board By Macrovector | www.shutterstock.com
Vision Board By Macrovector | www.shutterstock.com

The start of a new year presents us with a metaphorical “reset” button for the year gone by. It’s an opportunity to reflect and reassess your goals and the vision you have for your life. No matter what you want to achieve—to learn a new language, to practice mindfulness, to exercise more, to look for a new job, to find love or improve your current relationship, to travel more—a vision board can help you.

Simply put, a vision board is a fun and creative process to set clear intentions for what you want in your life, so you can grow and transform yourself. To understand more about how we can create a vision board and use it to manifest our desires, we reached out to Manifestation and Mindset Coach, Mansi Dhanak. Mansi says,

I first started creating vision boards in 2015. My recent vision board had a picture of a sunset date set up in the middle of a pool which manifested in five weeks and I ended up living my dream in Maldives at the same exact place!

Vision boards have reportedly been used to accomplish goals by Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, Shahrukh Khan, Katy Perry, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, Michele Obama and others.

How Does A Vision Board Work?

According to Mansi, the idea of creating a vision board is rooted in the ‘Law of Attraction’, that is, what we focus on is what we attract more of. So, when we create a vision board, it gets us thinking about what we want to attract into our life. Moreover, by placing the vision board somewhere we can look at daily, it helps us stay focused on our desires, and moves us away from any perceived state of “lacking”.

Vision boards help bring out the inner child. It’s about what your heart, mind and soul want and desire. It’s a fun and powerful way to tap into what’s calling you, and how it’s calling you to show up and achieve those things.

Mansi says,

In order to attract what you truly desire, the vision board alone won’t do the magic. You must see it, feel it, and embody it. Ask your self how do you want your 2021 to look like. What do you want to co-create or manifest?

In order to start creating your desires, you first need to know what you want. Create your own vision board, a mood board that unveils your hidden goals and desires. Stick pictures of your desires on a board with glue, get colourful and have fun!

How To Create A Vision Board?

To create the best vision board to help you get clarity on what you want, here are some simple and essential steps:

  • Define your goals by being specific. Identify potential professional and personal paths that you want to pursue. Have aspirations in your personal and professional life like travel, relationships, career, abundance, money, success—the areas you want to focus on.
  • Find your inspiration in the form of pictures. You could get images online and print them, or use magazine cutouts.
  • Map out your board and curate your dream list. Structure them over the board in a creative way.
  • Bring your vision board to life with inspired actions. Take concrete, motivating actions towards your most pressing goals. Take inspired and realistic actions for every vision of yours!
  • Place it where you can see it daily, like your home office wall or bedroom.
  • Tune in to the feeling of gratitude; “thank you” is a beautiful prayer. Also, offer thanks in advance for what you desire.
  • Remember the phrase, “This or something better!” Maintain social distancing from disappointment.
  • Don’t feel the need to explain yourself to others. Believe in yourself and in your desires; it’s okay if others do not believe in your vision.
  • Take a photo of your vision board. Save your vision board’s image as a wallpaper on your phone or laptop.
  • Trust the universe. It always has your back!
  • Try a manifesting ritual like visualisation, meditation or whatever works for you.

Parting Thoughts…

By using our imagination and practising the art of “act as if…”, that is, assuming that the wishes are being fulfilled and steadfastly refusing to allow any evidence of the outer world to distract us from our intentions, we will feel gratitude in advance and have the confidence to take the required actions.

The important thing to remember is that the words and images should provoke positive feelings in you. When you feel good, you think positively, and attract more positivity into your life. Don’t make a vision board full of what other people want for you. Stay true to yourself, create your own amazing vision board, and most of all, enjoy the process!

Mansi says,

You won’t have your vision board with you at all times, but if you close your eyes, you can visualise the images it holds. Highly kinaesthetic people can generate the same, strong emotions with or without their vision board. Use this trick throughout the day to inspire and motivate you. It’s not magic, but it can feel magical as things begin to change for you. Let yourself have a little fun creating and using your vision board.

Have you ever created a vision board? What was your experience like? Please share it with us in the comments below.

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