How to Create a Vision Board Book
So, hopefully you’re taking more time to consciously take stock of your life and determining what’s good and what’s not so good. Living a live of increasing fulfillment is all about setting time aside to look after yourself. If you don’t take the time to create your life, no one is going to do it for you.
This article on ‘How to create a vision board book’ demonstrates a technique that can allow you to visually play with possible future realities.
In a nutshell, you look at your life, decide what would be better and then create a picture of what that better aspect might look like. Creating vision boards is a very powerful way to attract the things you want into your life.
Vision board book Examples
In the slideshow above, I’ve included 6 vision board examples from my vision board book. To see each vision board, there are three slides holding two board each. Just click on the arrow to the right to go through them all.
The first is a picture of hubby and I enjoying life – having fun, being intimate, and so forth. I created that board to tell my mind/body what I wanted in my relationship with Simon. I’m happy to report that we’ve been married 15 years and I can’t imagine having any other hubby. The second board has four babies – all of them came from a clothing catalog. Simon and I spoke about having a baby and we finally agreed to ‘go for it.’ I created the vision board, hung it above my computer and the very next month I became pregnant.
The third vision board was created in an effort to trade in my red MG for a Mercedes. When I created the board I had serious troubles believing that I could ever own a Mercedes. I just didn’t feel like it was possible. That being said, I created the vision board and within 3 months, I had a Mercedes SLK (I leased it making it very affordable)!
The forth vision board is one of my favorites. Three years ago, on a summer vacation my hubby and I sat at a marina watching sailboats go by. We always dreamed about owning a boat, but the task and expense scared the crap out of us. We didn’t even know how much Yachts cost! During our discussions, I said, “Sim, we either need to shit or get off the pot! We’ve talked about getting a sailboat for years, let’s see how we can make it happen.” After we returned home, Simon, my daughter and I created the vision board. We put the family in the middle, encircled us with friends, outlined a great place to park/moor the boat (with restaurants), the ability to easily afford the boat…and all the great places we could visit. We also put words that described how we’d feel once we had the boat: free, fresh, adventure, excitement and so forth. Within 3 months, we had a 34.5 Moody sailboat. Ironically, the image we used in our vision board is the same boat that we purchased. How freaky is that?
The final slide holding the 5th and 6th images include my new teeth and fun stuff like having a hot tub and a crock pot! I’ve attracted all those things into my life. The longest time between creating a vision board and getting what I wanted was 5 years and that was for my teeth. I just could get over the cost of fixing them and didn’t feel I was worthy of them. As soon as I got my self-worth up to a good place, the teeth came through.
Creating a vision board or vision board book can create serious results!
So…If you’re not fulfilled and becoming more fulfilled, a vision board can help you to visualize a life that is more exciting, fun, loving, engaging, peaceful or whatever it is that you want. The journey of life is a process – it’s always changing. Sometimes you won’t know what you really want until you start to play around with various options – vision boards can help you do that. Doing this exercise will enable you to:
- take stock about what’s not working in your life and help you decide what you want to change
- envision and design a more compelling future
- ultimately create more of what you want
- acknowledge and celebrate your achievements (after your vision board comes to fruition)
What Exactly is a Vision Board?
A vision board is one of many tools that can help you to attract a variety of positive things into your life. It is a collection of images/words created by you that that demonstrate what you want and why you want it.
The 5 steps to creating your vision board
Ultimately, you want to feel better than you do now and there are certain things that will help you to get those feelings. You don’t just want a car – you may want the feeling of freedom, speed, and luxury. You don’t just want a new partner – you want to share, to love and to feel loved, be admired and so forth. So…keeping in mind that it’s the feelings that we’re after, let’s get started:
1. Decide on a ‘theme’ for your first page and write it at the top of a piece of scrap paper. This is the pre-vision page draft. There are no rules, so you can decide to create a page that:
- outlines your life (ex. you in the center with work, social life, family, material items, etc. depicted all around you)
- something very specific that you want (ex. your perfect home, to create your own business, a new partner, a child)
2. Under the theme write as many details as you can about it. For example, if it’s your perfect home, you might put: bungalow, lots of land with enclosed garden, no houses overlooking, lots of trees, place for a veggie patch, solar panels, open-plan kitchen/living room, bedroom with walk-in closet, overlooking rolling countryside, and so forth.
3. Brainstorm a list of feelings you will get when you achieve what you want. For example, when you get your perfect home the feelings you’ll feel might be: warmth, space, freedom, cleanliness, coziness, accomplishment, pride, love and so forth.
4. With your theme, details and feelings go to google images and type in both the details and feelings and find pictures/images that depict your vision. When you see something you like, print it out. You can also find images in magazines or photographs. Once you get in the habit of looking and updating your vision book, you’ll start to pick up pictures from a wide variety of places.
5. Get a piece of white or colored card and arrange and glue all your images to a piece of paper. If you can’t find images that convey a certain feeling, type out the word and cut and paste it on the card or simply write the words with a pen. Once you’re done, go back to step one and decide on your next theme.
What do you do once you have a vision board or boards?
Your vision board book will always be a work in progress. Spend time once a day or every week looking through your book. You can add or remove whole pages/images/words as time goes by. There’s no right or wrong to what you put in your book – you can only judge your pages on whether they make you feel good or bad. If they make you feel good you’re doing the right thing.
When you feel good you radiate good vibes…you vibrate in a way that’s attracting what you want. That’s what you’re aiming for. You’re aiming to feel how it feels to have the life you want. The more you feel the way it feels to have the life you want, the quicker it will come to you.
What do you do once your vision comes to fruition?
Celebrate and realize that you consciously created a more fulfilling life for yourself!
When you achieve an element of a page or a whole page simply put a tick mark over the area to signify your achievement. Congratulate yourself, show appreciation and keep achievements highlighted within your book – every time you see your achievements it reinforces the fact that you can attract what you want into your life.
How does a vision board book work?
You get what you focus on. By looking over your vision book you not only focus your mind on what you want to achieve but you also focus on the feelings you’re looking to feel. The more your mind/body knows what you want, the more it will seek it out on your behalf.
Have you ever bought a car and then noticed that there are tonnes of them all over the place? Before you put your focus on that particular car, you never noticed the abundance of them. For me, when I became pregnant I suddenly noticed lots of pregnant woman that never seemed to exist before.
Your brain is super powerful – it’s doing all sorts of stuff behind the scenes. If you focus on negative stuff like the daily news or how sad your life is you’re going to attract more negative stuff. Conversely, if you focus on feeling the way you’ll feel when you’re fulfilled, you’re more likely to be more fulfilled.
The vision board book is a tool that will help you to keep your sites on what you want while feeling gratitude for what you’ve already achieved (on paper). The more you feel grateful for what you’ve already got (pretending) the quicker you vibrate your desires out into the universe and the sooner it comes to fruition.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on!
Kim Brown helps people to find their life’s purpose and exponentially increase their fulfillment. To get started read Kim’s book, ‘How Life Really Works: The Answer to Finding your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment’