Vision Board 101
It’s Olivia, the ABIP intern, and I’m back with another guest blog post today. I’ve covered a lot of different things so far (a book roundup, royal style collage, and tips for how to market yourself in college), so it should be no surprise that I’m switching things up again.
Today I’m talking about one of my all-time favorite things—vision boards. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always had big dreams. Before I even knew what manifestation was, I would lay in bed at night and picture what I wanted to achieve. While it may sound a little cheesy and ridiculous, I am a firm believer that manifestation through visualization techniques, like a vision board, work. However, you have to believe in it to see the full effect, and of course, you can’t neglect hard work and a go-getter spirit.
Now that you know what it takes, let’s dive in!
Begin by writing down your dreams and goals. What do you want to accomplish in the next year? The next 5? Is there someplace you’ve been dying to travel to? I like to sort my goals into categories. In the past, I’ve broken my goals into school/career, personal, well-being, and travel sections. But the true beauty of this exercise is that you can do it in a way that best works for you.
Once you’ve compiled your list, find a set of images or words that encapsulates those goals. Maybe it’s super concrete—like a photo of the place you’ve always wanted to visit. Maybe it’s a little more abstract—a photo of someone cliff diving to symbolize that you want to be more adventurous. I recommend using Pinterest to find the most aesthetic images. I also love to include affirmations that make me feel warm and fuzzy when I read them.
Now that you’ve gathered your inspiration, figure out the best medium. If you like to be hands-on, print out your pictures and glue them onto a poster board or piece of scrapbook paper. If you’re a wiz in Canva or Adobe, make a collage and set it as your laptop background. Whatever works best for you!
Congrats! You’ve done all the hard work now. Place your vision board somewhere where you’ll constantly see it. I like to keep mine above my desk, but you could also hang it on your bathroom or bedroom mirror. When you look at it, you want to feel inspired and confident. Envision what it’s like to meet those goals and notice how you feel.
Your vision board should encourage you to follow your dreams and chase your goals. Now sit back, relax, and watch what happens next.