Ellen Degeneres loves them and they have been endorsed by Oprah herself, that’s good enough for me!
For as long as I can remember I have been creating through vision boards. Whether it was displaying my proudest pieces of school work, a picture of the jet ski that I was desperately saving for in primary school or just a beautiful picture in a magazine, pinning ‘things’ up on my wall just became something I did.
In my teens, mum would talk to me about using vision boards to attract the things I wanted into my life. I would pin pictures of watches, handbags, jewellery and shoes and even pictures of hot guys. Well I guess that one came true… haha!
And then life got a little more serious. I started to see my boards as a tool for life, a tool for business, a way to keep me focused on my goals.
From my experience, people who see the value in visions boards approach the concept in two ways. The first is when you pin a picture up it evokes a positive emotion stimulating energy and circumstances in your life that will eventually have your ‘thing’ find it’s way to you. The second is that you put pictures up of what ever it is you are wanting and everyday when you look at those pictures it keeps you motivated and on track to continue striving towards reaching your goals.
I have visions boards for everything. From projects I am currently working on to the projects I want to work on. I have them for the house I want to live in, the places I want to see and the things I want to buy. I even have a few pictures up of the calm manner in which I like to parent my kids (easier said than done hey).
My wants and needs change so I let my vision boards grow with me. New ideas come and old wants are no longer the direction I see my life heading and just by sitting and being in a room full of my own personal inspirational images I feel like I am creating and have ownership over my life. I feel like I have purpose and I find it extremely motivating.
Whether you believe in them or not, staying focused on your vision and being clear about what you want has been the number one tool used by many of the most successful people around the world.
Your vision board is exactly that, YOUR vision board. You can put as much effort into it as ripping a page out of a magazine and sticking it on your wall or you can cut, paste or even frame your work so that it resembles a piece of art, it’s really up to you. Create your board in a way that appeals to you and turn it into something that gets you excited when you see it, after all we are the masters and creators of our own lives and this is the perfect tool to remind us every day.
Do you use a vision board?
Pictures by Jillian McHugh