The Power of A Vision Board

My daughter is almost 20 years old and lives in Israel, and my son is going to be a senior in High School. Pretty soon, they will have both left home and I will most certainly suffer from “Empty Nest” Syndrome. So, lately I have been asking myself what I see for myself in the future. What do I hope to accomplish? What dreams have I put on hold that I want to manifest? So many things to think about, that I decided to make my own personal vision board as a concrete representation of my desires and aspirations for a compelling life.

They are fun to create and can serve as an invaluable tool to motivate and inspire you towards concrete daily action in pursuit of your biggest and most important life goals. By paying attention to your dreams and taking the time to shape them into concrete aspirations, you are taking a step toward moving yourself in the direction of growth and away from the alternative.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

Creating and using vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to:

  • Identify your vision and give it clarity.
  • Reinforce your daily affirmations.
  • Keep your attention on your intentions

For example, to say “I want a better life” is a fine goal, but have you given serious thought to exactly what that means? Try to envision what your “better life” looks like. For those of us who find that somewhat difficult, making a vision board can be a tremendous help.

How Do I Make a Vision Board?

In order to create my vision board, I actively sought images and quotes that represented specific details of my wonderful new life. That meant narrowing it down to specifics.

Before you start creating a Vision Board, you must first find some to answer the following questions. These will help you decide what to put on your Vision Board. Remember to dream big and allow for all circumstances whether realistic in your life currently. Don’t let the “how will this ever happen” affect your answers.

  1. What does your life look like if money and resources are not an option in the following areas: Family; Career; Health; Relationships; Personal Growth; Financial; and Social.
  2. What character traits would you like to be known for?
  3. What have you always wanted to do but never had the courage to do?
  4. What do you wish you had more time for in your life

Once you dream it, the next step is to believe it. In addition to images, vision boards can include words, phrases or sentences that affirm your intentions.

What You Need for a Vision Board?

  • a poster board, cork board or small canvas.
  • a stack of old magazines.
  • scissors.
  • markers or paint.
  • glue, tape, thumbtacks or pins.
  • a photo of yourself (optional)

My Vision Board

While I had time this weekend, I finally created My Vision Board and have it hanging in my room. I would like to share mine with you:

Have some fun, dream big, and remind yourself everyday what you want to bring into your life. I would love it if you would share your Vision Boards with me!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years working in Community mental Health. I currently Supervise the Behavioral Health Benefit for an insurance company. I speak publicly on issues that affect mental health in the workplace.

3 Comments

  • Beetrues

    This is a great idea Randi, I’m making a vision board for my daily goals, something to remind me to stay calm, let go, be patient, choose only love and other daily goals to help me get through my day.
    Thanks for this. Hope you achieve all your vision goals 😊

  • Sandra Riguzzi

    This is what I need to do … I did have post-its stuck on the wall in front of my desk, but I never sit at that desk! Now that my last is graduating from HS, I can replace the large, magnetic calendar by the coffee pot with a vision board where I will actually look at it every day. Thanks for that idea!

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