Vision Boards are a powerful way to visually anchor your goals for the year ahead, and to keep track of your most treasured intentions.
In this video I will show you how to make a vision board or mood board that is truly representative of what is most meaningful to you.
I'm going to take you through the process that I use and have made a worksheet to make it easy for you.
Vision boards are a really wonderful way to visually anchor your most treasured intentions for the year ahead. Today I'm going to show you a very simple and clear process for identifying what is most important for you and how to create a vision board that really captures your priorities, your hopes, and your dreams for the year ahead.
Now bear in mind that vision boards are generally effective for a twelve month to three year timeframe so that gives you an idea of the kind of goals that you should be including on your vision board.
One of the decisions you need to make early on is to decide if you are going to create this using cardboard and pictures or if you're going to go digital.
Using cardboard and pictures is the old-school way of creating your vision board. It's a great way to get hands-on with the project, and you just need to start with a piece of cardboard - I like to work with an a3 sheet of cardboard but you can also go to an a2 which is double the size. Then you're going to use magazines and brochures to cut out all the images that best represent your dreams, your goals, and your intentions for the year ahead.
You can also use paper and create your own images by drawing, painting, or writing affirmations that resonate with you. Perhaps you have an intention for the year ahead or a word for the year - include these on your vision board.
If you want to go digital to create your board it's really simple! You can access either Canva, which is a free online editing platform or you might have access to PowerPoint (a Microsoft Office program), you can use Word, or Keynote if you're a Mac person. Finally, you use a photo editor such as photoshop, which I personally prefer as I already have the software.
Then it is simply a matter of using the internet to find images that represent your goals, your ambitions, and your intentions. When you have compiled the vision board you can either print it off using your own printer or what I do is I send it to a printing company. In Australia we have Officeworks and for less than $5 I can print out an A3 size version of my mood board which includes having it laminated. I like to do this so that it makes the document quite rugged and robust so I can really use it in the months to come.
I like to repeat this process every six months. This year I'm going to be updating every three months because I really want to keep the document alive. It's amazing how once you visually anchor a goal it sometimes can happen quite quickly. Once you've manifested something then you can actually add something else to take its place on your vision board. That way it is a living, breathing document and represents what you are creating and working towards – it’s not a one and done, then forget about it.
Personally I find a lot of value in using my vision board to anchor my goals and to remind myself of what I am committed to achieving this year.
I also allow a bit of room for magical manifestation - sometimes if something is calling me to be included on the vision board and I'm not sure how I'm going to make that happen - I will still put it on the vision board because it might be something that's coming into my life, not in the next 12 months but perhaps in the coming two to three years, and the energy is starting to seed now.
Now whether you are using cardboard or a digital platform I always use a red background. Red is the colour of Shakti, it's creative, and it's the colour that best represents manifestation. If you are wanting to manifest more peace and kindness and stillness in your life you might choose a blue or a soft pink but otherwise red is your colour.
Okay, now we are going to get really clear about what your priorities are for different areas of your life. This is basically a self-assessment but we're not just going to be using the mind to mentally assign a number. It is important to also feel in to the quality of the energy for each area.
So you will be looking for any tension regarding around a particular topic, and noticing any kind of physical reactions that you have.
The next step is to determine your goals for each area of life, and to help you with this I have created a worksheet that you can download here. Work your way through the list and rate how satisfied you are with each area of your life out of 10. 1 would be very unhappy and 10 would be ecstatically happy! Also note down any physical, mental or emotional reactions that you have when you consider each area of your life. For example, you might feel anxiety around finances or you might feel ecstatically happy around your intimate relationships.
The next step is to select the top three priorities for your focus for the coming year. Of course, every area is important, but if we are going to be creating transformation or manifestation then we need to prioritize the use of our time and our energy.
Place a circle around your three main priorities and then next to each priority write your intention for what you want to manifest.
The next step is to identify the next three to five most important areas of your life and place an asterisk next to them. Write down what your intentions for these areas. Finally, place a little heart next to any of the areas where you're really happy and content with – this way you are acknowledging the areas in your life that are working really well for you. For example, it might be that you are grateful for your good health and physical appearance, or it may be your relationship. Write a note next to each heart, describing why you are so happy with this area.
Now it's time to lay out your vision board!
Grab your cardboard or your laptop and get creative!!
I suggest making the top three priorities quite visible on your board so that they are easy to focus on and also make sure that the images really capture the essence of what it is you are seeking to manifest.
Once your vision board is completed then all you have to do is look at it! Really gaze upon the images, and put yourself in the pictures. You can display it somewhere that you see every day. I like to look at mine in the morning and evening. I’m really looking at it and being grateful for these things and experiences coming into my life. I feel real gratitude to both Spirit and to myself for being the one who is taking the steps for this to manifest.
So there you have it, that is the process I like to use to make my vision boards. If you have any questions about that please leave them in the comments below. Also, I have created a meditation for connecting with your future self, which is really helpful to raise your vibration and gain insight into your path forward. You can listen to that in the link below!
If you’ve enjoyed this you might be interested in my channel on youtube, which you can find here:
I have also created a guided meditation to help you gain clarity and insight which you can follow here:
I'd love to hear how you went with this! Let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!!