With our Vision Board Workshops finally here, we wanted to talk about how to use your vision board once it is made! Many of you may know what a vision board is, and how to create one. However, even after you have created your vision for your year, it can be hard to implement ways to make sure these visions come true. Jack Canfield, known for his self-esteem seminars, wrote an article “How to Create an Empowering Vision Board” pertaining to how to put your vision board into use. I have included Jack’s article below in hopes that we can all learn how to best use of vision board in order to watch all of our dreams for 2015 come true! Jack does a great job at summarizing what the purpose of a vision board is, how it benefits you and recommendations on how to get the most & best use out of your board!
“Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!
Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the future – a tangible representation of where you are going. It represents your dreams, your goals, and your ideal life.
Because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation-by representing your goals with pictures and images-you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions… and your emotions are the vibrational energy that activates the Law of Attraction. The saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” certainly holds true here.
If you have already defined your dreams, it’s time to illustrate them visually.
How to use your vision board:
Try keeping your vision board on the nightstand next to your bed. Leave it standing in an open position as often as you are comfortable with, and spend time each morning and evening visualizing, affirming, believing, and internalizing your goals.
The time you spend visualizing in the evening just before bed is especially powerful. The thoughts and images that are present in your mind during the last forty-five minutes before going to sleep are the ones that will replay themselves repeatedly in your subconscious mind through¬out the night, and the thoughts and images that you begin each day with will help you to create a vibrational match for the future you desire.
As some time goes by, and your dreams begin to manifest, look at those images that represent your achievements, and feel gratitude for how well the Law of Attraction is working in your life. Acknowledge that it is working. Don’t remove the pictures or images that represent the goals you’ve already achieved. Achievement of the goals in your vision board are powerful visual reminders of what you have already consciously and deliberately attracted into your life.
I recommend you write down the date you created your vision board. The universe loves speed, and you will be amazed at just how quickly the Law of Attraction responds to your energy, commitment, and desires. Much like a time capsule, this board will document your personal journey, your dreams, and your achievements for that particular year. It will become a record of your growth, awareness, and expansion that you will want to keep and reflect back upon in years to come.
It’s a good idea to create a new vision board each year. As you continue to grow, evolve and expand, your dreams will too. Your Vision Board is meant to be kept and cherished. They chronicle your not only your dreams, but your growth and achievements.
Final thoughts on using your completed vision board:
- Look at your vision board often and feel the inspiration it provides.
- Hold it in your hands and really internalize the future it represents.
- Read your affirmations and inspirational words aloud.
- See yourself living in that manner.
- Feel yourself in the future you have designed.
- Believe it is already yours.
- Be grateful for the good that is already present in your life.
- Acknowledge any goals you have already achieved.
- Acknowledge the changes you have seen and felt.
- Acknowledge the presence of God in your life.
- Acknowledge the Law of Attraction at work in your life.
- Look at it just before going to bed and first thing upon rising.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own vision board. Your ability to visualize your dreams will serve as a catalyst in their creation.”
As you can see from the images above, Vision Board are completely unique to the person creating it. It doesn’t have to be done on a poster board always, it could be done on a cork board at work. What matters most is that you are creating your dreams and visions and displaying it for you to see everyday to be a constant reminder.
Even though both of our Vision Board Workshops are full, there is still time to create your own. If you are struggling with creating a vision for yourself, it may help to talk with someone to figure out what is holding you back or impeding the process. Please visit us at Life Skills Resource Group Orlando or call us at 407.355.7378 to schedule a free phone consultation. Our Orlando Licensed Mental Health Counselors for Individual Counseling in Orlando, our Orlando Life Coach or our Orlando Child Counselors, Orlando Adolescent Therapists, and Orlando Teen Counselors would be happy to sit down with you and help you figure out how to start the rest of the year in the right direction.