What are your dreams? Are you happy with life? Where do you see yourself in 6 months? If you don’t have clear answers to these questions, or need more focus on a particular area in your life, you may want to consider a vision board. Keep your goals in front of you and let it serve as a daily affirmation. Here’s how to make your very own vision board and (finally) turn those dreams of yours into reality. – April Dawn Ricchuito
What’s a vision board, anyway?
A vision board is a collage of pictures, quotes, poems, and words that inspire you. It’s very much like scrapbooking your dreams and desires. You can collect images from the web, magazines, or write them yourself and post them on a poster board, bulletin board, or in a notebook. Vision boards don’t require much thought; let your intuition guide you and choose images that instantly appeal or speak to you. Your board can be specific and include images in only one area of your life, or it can be all-inclusive and include images that appeal to your love life, career, finances, health, and anything else your heart desires. If you’d like, you can create categories on your board to keep it organized or you can simply place the images wherever you want. The point is, it’s your board—have fun with it!
Tip: Make one online through Pinterest or Tumblr.
How does a vision board work?
Studies have shown that visualization can be almost as effective as physical practice. Images are the language of the unconscious—we dream in images and we’re impacted by images daily because they stir emotion within us. By having your vision board somewhere where you see it every day, you keep these intentions and goals front and center. And sooner or later, the dreams become true.
Ellen Degeneres is also a fan of vision boards and shared hers with her talk show’s audience.
Ever the innovator, Walt Disney used a dream board to visualize Disneyland, before anyone heard of a theme park and before the term “vision board” was even coined.
Oprah was one of the first celebs to endorse making a vision board. In 2008, her board depicted Obama winning the Presidential election. You can also create an O Dream Board on oprah.com