5 Reasons You Need A Vision Board
Do you know what a vision board is? Have you ever created one?
According to Wikipedia…. A dream board or vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation, and to use the law of attraction to attain goals. The usefulness of vision boards has been endorsed by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey.
A Vision Board is a visual tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on your life goals.
I have been using Vision Boards for several years and highly recommend them. I have used them to help me get clear around what I want in my business, for places I want to visit and holidays I want to go on, for events I want to attend. Before we moved home 3 years ago, I created a detailed vision board of exactly how I wanted my new home to look, what features I wanted and how I wanted my new home to make feel and out of the 17 (yes I know 17, I was being very specific!) items that I had determined were important to me, after I moved home, I looked back at my vision board and we had managed to achieve 15 of them!!! So you can see it pays to be clear on what you want!
Here are 5 reasons why I’m sure you absolutely need a Vision Board (or 2 or 3) in your life….
1 – Vision boards allow you to take time out to see what’s working for you and what’s not
How many times in your life have you actually sat down and thought about the direction your life is taking? I’m guessing if you are like most people, not that many times. A lot of my lovely clients when they first come to see me, are settling for what life is handing them, whether its good or bad and are quite shocked when I suggest that they are can actually control how their life pans out. I recently spent a session with a lovely client evaluating her life and when I asked her what she wanted from life, she was quite shocked. “No one has ever asked me that before!” she said “besides I’m 45 yrs old now, I’m too old to make changes now, my life is my life and that’s just the way it is” Even though she wasn’t thrilled by her job or her partner or her home anymore! I felt like screaming “No you are never too old or too late to change what’s not working for you”
2 – Vision boards make you think about what you do actually want
Creating a vision board that works, takes some time, and for me its during this planning and preparation stage where you can get really clear on what you do actually want from life. I’m sure you spend time day-dreaming and wishing about how you would like you life to be different, but do you ever focus on what you want to change? Do you ever make a note of it outside of your ever-turning mind? Probably not. A vision board forces you to put your day-dreaming and your wishes into a visual representation so you can start focusing more on your wants.
3 – Vision boards allow you to get creative
So often in our jam-packed, routine-filled life, our brains are in almost a robotic mode. We wake up, we sort the kids,we work, we shop, we clean, we eat, we sleep, then it starts all over again. It’s very easy to get stuck in a funk, you are constantly tired and overworked and the fun side of life seems to be passing you by. When you are taking time out to work on your vision board you can let your creative juices flow and be random, without justifying why! I love the fact that when I create my boards I don’t have to know how something is going to happen, just that I would like it to. When we are kids, we dream and make believe for hours on end, having loads of fun but as adults we don’t take time to do this very often, if it all, it all becomes much more serious, and that’s when you stop smiling – not good!
4 – Vision boards give you a daily reminder of your dreams and wishes
By putting your vision board some where you can see regularly, you will be visually motivated on a daily basis. My board is alongside my bed, so I see it every morning and every evening. Visualisation is an incredibly effective mind workout to stay on track. It’s well known that Olympic athletes spend lots of time visualising winning the race or beating their opponents. Keeping your goals and dreams in front of you visually allows you to stay on track. Muhammad Ali the famous boxer used visualisation before every fight. He used to mentally rehearse every fight he had in his mind many times before stepping into the ring. He would see himself at the end of a fight with his arms aloft with the referee declaring him the winner and the champion. He would imagine hearing the crowd chanting his name and celebrating his victory. And not surprisingly he was very successful in his career.
5 – Vision boards make you more productive
When you don’t know what you want, you will go around in circles, not knowing which direction to go towards. When you know what you want, you can then take specific actions to make it happen. My vision board is like my lighthouse, guiding me in the right direction in life. When things get tough, which they invariably do, being able to visually see what I want, allows me to refocus and get re-inspired
So why not join me for the afternoon on Saturday Jan 5th 2019 between 1pm-4pm in Forge Fach, Clydach, Swansea. I will take you through the exact same processes I use to get clear on my own goals and dreams so you are clear on what you want to achieve, then we will spend some wonderfully creative time, putting together your vision board complete with images, quotes and words that represent your goals and dreams, so that each time you look at your board, you feel excited, motivated and inspired. Its just £25 for the afternoon and I will provide you with all the materials you need. There is only room for 12 lovely ladies on this workshop so you will need to book and pay for it before you arrive and you can do this here.