When COVID-19 first hit, many people took the time to get to things we’ve been putting off. To help with organizing the many thoughts in your mind, a vision board is helpful. A vision board, or a dream board, is a collage of images, affirmations, and anything else that symbolizes your dreams and desires to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation.
Those who believe in the law of attraction use it to attain goals. It’s beneficial to discuss the outcome of its creation approximately six months later, even if you’re taking mental notes for yourself.
You don’t have to head out to the store and splurge on a new one, and you can make do with what materials you have. For example, you can use a deconstructed and empty cereal box. Place the board in a spot you look at every day.
Think about your favourite colour or what colour you approach. For example, what colour highlighters do you already own? Your colour scheme will hopefully pop out to you. If you’re thinking of picking something different from your usual tastes, check out colour scheme generating websites and see which one speaks to you.
You can choose anything, including health and beauty, academics and career, love and relationships, travel, influence, and advocacy. Choose photos that represent how you want to evolve and where you envision yourself in the future. You can cut them out of magazines, flyers, or try drawing and painting. Concentrate on how you want to feel and where you want to be, rather than things that you want. Use your materials to write down those feelings.
Arrange your vision board in a way that suits you and put it up in a spot where you will see it every day. Another tip is to take a picture and make it your phone screen background to see it even when you are physically away from your board.
When it comes time to reflect on your vision board, think about how you’ve changed rather than the vision board itself. You can also think about what has stayed the same. For example, we cannot travel right now, but maybe you managed to watch an online concert.
Plan to create or rearrange your vision board to measure how much you’ve grown and changed.
If you create a vision board, don’t use it to strive to “gain” or “win.” Use it to understand yourself better, visualize a happy future for yourself, and measure how much you have grown. Did you make a vision board? Follow CanScribe on Instagram and share your thoughts with us!