Vision boards remind us about where we are going in life so we don’t get lost in opportunities, self-talk, peer pressure or whatever it is that life throws at us. Having a vision board makes daily choices easier. For instance in order to achieve great health and maintain it certain habits don’t align with the vision of life, while others – such as healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness and meditation – do.
What is a vision board?
A vision board reflects your goals and aspirations in all areas of life or specific areas, if you feel like you want to have a certain focus. The goals can be reflected in words or imagery: a photo of a crowd that tells you one day you’ll be there to share your ideas with them, a personality or an object – it can be anything that has meaning for you.
Simply put, a vision board is a tool that reminds you about your long-term goals and it’s a great trigger for visualizing yourself being that what you want. Also, there’s no reason why you can’t have some family photos there if that’s what drives you.
As our brain can’t perceive the different between immediate reality, memories and imagination, visualizing ourselves where we want to be sets the right attitude towards achieving it.
What areas can I cover in my vision board?
You can cover any or all of the following:
- Career progression
- Love life
It won’t be Harry Potter magic – you won’t look at a number on the board, look in your pocket and find a check of the amount. But the cause – effect bond is strong and by knowing where you are going, your subconscious mind will help you make choices and explore ideas and opportunities that will take you one step closer to you goal.
And remember, as much as we take we get to offer back to the world. It can be through added value, inventiveness or financial contribution to the society – we do offer it back. Be intentional and add how you want to serve the world to the vision board.