Visualization is one of the most powerful tools to train your brain for success. It is an essential tool that helps us rewire the brain. A vision board is a collage of inspiring pictures and quotes about a life goal you are trying to achieve. That goal can be related to your career or any personal purpose. There is power in seeing your goals daily and imagining them as though they are already real. Many successful athletes use visualization before a big game. They “see” themselves winning, and the brain follows suit. Looking at a vision board frequently stimulates your brain’s reticular activating system (RAS). The RAS is the brain’s way of filtering out unwanted information so that your brain receives what is most important. Because there is a repetition of the same images daily, a vision board tells your RAS system what to focus on.
Step 1 Defining The Goal
You need to figure out why you want a vision board and write down your ideas for clarity. Some examples of questions you could answer: What area in my life needs motivation? What is the most important thing in my life right now? Is creativity important to me? How am I taking care of my mental health? Once you’re done, you need to write down one goal sentence for your vision board to know what you are trying to achieve.
Step 2 Gathering The Materials
A vision board can be as small as 8 x 10 or larger. Try to find something that is sturdy, like a small foam board. Look through magazines at images that represent the goal of your board. If you are making a career or business-related board, then photos of things you have accomplished and want to accomplish might be great. Also, motivational quotes and pictures of things that bring you joy are good.
Step 3 Setting The Scene
Once you have everything, carve out some quiet time to commit to this activity. Make yourself a cup of tea or something else that makes you feel relaxed, put on some great music, and start attaching your images to your board. Once you’re done, put your vision board on the wall. Like anything else, it falls to the wayside if you don’t work on it. You can set a reminder in your phone to look at your vision board daily.
Step 4 Helping The Vision Become Real
Our emotions and feelings send signals to the brain, so meditating with your vision board is essential. Take the time at least once a month to sit quietly with your eyes closed and imagine yourself doing or having the things on your board. Imagine it is a movie scene in your mind, and you are the lead actor.