If you hope to achieve your dreams and improve certain areas of your life, creating a vision board can help.
Why is that? The process of putting together a vision board puts you in touch with the true essence of what you want, an important part of a successful manifestation.
Imagine the changes you want for the new year. Think about the different aspects of your life and what you are hoping for.
So how can you create a vision board that really helps you manifest the things you want out of life?
Here are 7 steps to create a vision board that reflects you and the changes you want to see in 2021.
1. Evaluate yourself based on your current situation.
One way to do this is to work on the âWheel of Life,â which is a tool for examining the state of your life.
Imagine (or draw) a circle divided into eight pieces, like a pie. Then give yourself a score from 1 to 10 for each of the segments representing different aspects of your life:
Fun and creativity
Personal growth and spirituality
This exercise gives you an idea of ââwhere you want to focus your energy for the coming year.
For example, if you give yourself an eight for career and finance, you know you do pretty well in these areas. However, if you only allowed yourself three for relationships and social life, this might be your area to focus on next year.
You are looking to create a better balance between areas of your life.
Think about the goals you want to achieve in each segment. What a great way to jump into 2021 and create the life you dream of living!
2. Practice self-reflection.
The next step is to take the time to think things through to dig a little deeper.
A vision board that really works is more than just gluing a bunch of photos and words onto cardboard. To tap into the magic of manifestation, you have to step inside.
Think about each goal one at a time and how you will feel when you accomplish it. It is the essential element of the vision board process that makes it work.
The reason is that it is your emotions that help you manifest yourself. So, getting in touch with the feeling is essential.
According to Lynn Grabhorn, author of Excuse me your life is waiting for you, your thoughts make you feel a certain way. And how you feel causes the way you vibrate at a particular frequency.
Then your vibration is what attracts what you want and allows you to manifest your desires.
3. Use the law of attraction.
This concept is in fact rooted in the law of attraction, which states that “like attracts like”. This means that the way you “vibrate” has a direct impact on your ability to attract what you want.
So if you feel positive about a goal and see yourself accomplishing it, you are sending that exalted, positive vibe and possibility out into the universe.
Surprisingly, this is the secret behind why your vision board actually works. It is about your energy and your emotions related to the accomplishment of your goals and the manifestation of your desires.
Let’s say you want to find love next year. How will you feel once you meet the life partner of your dreams? Will you feel loved, full, sexy or darling?
Give yourself a little time for each goal, so that you can find the emotions associated with achieving each.
4. Gather your materials for your vision board.
Now that you know what you want to create and the associated emotions, the fun begins! Gather the items you will need to create your vision board.
You will need a piece of cardboard or oak label as large as you want – 24 “x36” to 8.5 “x11”. You can also just use a piece of printer paper if that’s all you have.
Take magazines and catalogs that you are not afraid to cut into, a glue stick, and scissors. Optional items include magic markers, crayons, oil pastels, or glitter to add detail or get more creative.
5. Choose the images you want to use.
Start looking in magazines or catalogs for photos and words that match your goals. Cut out whatever interests you about what you want to accomplish and feel in 2021.
If you need additional images or can’t find anything in magazines, search the web for images. Print everything you need and don’t worry if you have too much. Later, you will be more selective and choose just the right images.
You can also put messages on your photos before printing them. Go to a free photo editing site, upload a photo, and type the message. You can choose a font and a color, and position the text on the photo. Then you can just download the image and print it. It’s a great tool that you’ll be using for so many things once you start working with it.
Next, take a look at everything you’ve collected and select the ones that best match the feelings for each goal you’ve chosen. Also, make sure you have words that reflect the goals and feelings.
Next, think about how you want to organize your card or page.
You might not have something for all eight areas, which is absolutely fine. Just look at what you have selected and decide where to place it on the board.
For the greatest visual impact, group all the words and photos that relate to a goal together.
6. Organize your goals and stick it all together.
Let’s say you have five goals. There are many ways to organize them.
Imagine dividing the board into four segments, then maybe one in the middle for the fifth. Or, you can just start pasting elements and embedding your elements as you go.
There is no wrong way to create your vision board!
If you find that you have too much empty space between the areas, you can cut flowers from the magazines to cover those empty spaces. Or, you can choose to color the areas or glue on glitter.
The choices are endless to make it a true expression of your individuality.
7. Use your vision board.
Last but not least, let’s talk about using the vision board. Place it somewhere where you are sure to see it every day.
You may not want everyone to be able to see it in the open. It’s up to you.
So you can display it in your closet or keep it on a wall in your bedroom. Or you might want it in your kitchen, since you’ll be there several times a day.
Once you’ve hung it up, allow at least 15 minutes to log into your creation. Watch each segment and feel the emotions you hope to generate in order to start sending the right vibration or signals to the universe.
This is how you activate the energy of your vision board and how the law of attraction works for you.
Then each day spend a few minutes or more looking at your vision board. Let those feelings rise and feel real to yourself now, as if everything you have mapped out is now coming true.
This is what ensures that your vision board really works!
You will establish a vibrational relationship with your visualization board, so that even a causal glance increases your vibration and increases your magnetic ability to attract what you want. It’s so magical!
Enjoy the process of creating your vision board and have fun creating it. The happier you are with your collage, the more likely you are to look at it and give it the energy to manifest your dreams like nothing else can. Enjoy!
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