Don’t ask me to explain why they work, just trust that they do.
Creating a vision board about your big dream and putting it up in a special place for you to enjoy can be a fun, creative way to get your big dreams out of your head and out in front of you.
One dreamer I know, staples her vision board sheets on the ceiling above her bed so they are the last thing she sees before falling asleep and the first thing she sees upon awakening. She says out loud, “Thank you for these dreams come true!” every time she looks at the pictures hanging above her. Her favorite part is when she notices one of the images suddenly matching something that has happened in her life. Each time this occurs, she laughs and says, “I should have dreamed bigger on that one!”
Having a vision board or “dream board” can help keep you focused when you want to give up on your big dream. Why not begin creating one for yourself today?
How To Create A Dream Big Vision Board 5 Steps
1. Determine Your Big Dream.
What is the most pressing dream in your life? Maybe you’d like to become healthier, or be a famous photographer, or get your college degree.
2. Collect Images.
Collect magazines, pictures, drawings–anything that visually represents your dream. The images can even be words, phrases, and quotes that you find inspirational. Most importantly, collect images of yourself too: headshots, full body shots–have at least 4 of them.
3. Get Scissors.
Cut out your images and phrases and place them in a shoe box or someplace where they won’t be disturbed.
4. Choose Your Platform.
Some people glue their images and phrases to bulletin boards, others to a piece of cardboard or poster-board, or some people collect digital images and put together a Pinterest dream board or put together in an online book. You could use a page your dream journal as your vision board page.
Cover the back of the images with glue and press them onto your platform. Make sure to glue some of your face images over the faces of people in the images doing what you dream of doing. In lieu of glue, place your digital images on your Pinterest vision board pinboard or online location.
Place your dream board in a location where you’ll view it every day. Each time you look at it, your subconscious mind will be visioning you in that situation. Or, carry it around with you in a journal where you can unfold it and look at it before you start your day.
What I realized after I created my first vision board, is that without consciously deciding it, I was drawn to my big dream creation work area every night after dinner. I’d then spend an hour or longer on a small goal.
My hope for you this week: Allow yourself time to create your vision board.
And if you still aren’t sure how to create a vision board that works, here’s best-selling author, Jack Canfield on the subject of vision board creation:
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and blogger who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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