There will always be triggers that arise in life to deter you from your current path. These triggers are different for each person, however, they have the same effect. A trigger can be something that happens in the present day that triggers a memory to pop up. This trigger can cause nightmares to occur, negative self-talk to start again, and other negative actions or thoughts to sneak in.
I have had various triggers show up unexpectedly and so do my kids since my previous relationship. My oldest shared something with me that made me realize just how much my emotionally abusive relationship impacted not only me but my children. I’m not sure what triggered this circumstance with my oldest, but it reminded me that triggers can happen even years after a traumatic experience happens.
So this situation reminded me of simple ways we can work to remain focused on our present day. Each day is a chance to be stronger, happier, content, better than yesterday, and so on. I like to live as if today is the only day I have because it’s true that we only have a life at this moment. After all, the next moment is truly unknown.
The future can be quite unpredictable, so when we focused too much on the various what-if scenarios or worry about our future, we’re depleting our energy for today. This, my friends, is why I wanted to share some tips to make a vision board. A vision board is a fabulous tool that helps you live each day with a focus on what you desire most and wish to achieve in all areas of life.
How do you use a Vision Board?
A vision board is a collage full of images and words that help you focus on wishes and goals. A vision board can be made with scrapbooking materials, poster board, and old magazines, or created using a photo editing program to combine multiple images to represent each of your wishes and goals.
You’ll use a vision board as a visual tool to help you aim forward and always focus on what you desire most. This concept goes along with something I strongly believe in, our thoughts manifest our future.
You’ll use a vision board placed strategically in your home or office to provide you with a visual representation of what you should be focused on achieving. The wishes and goals on a vision board tend to come true in some shape or form if you truly use this board as a way to keep your thoughts focused on each wish and goal pictured on your vision board.
Have you ever used a vision board?
Yes, I have used a vision board before. I had a vision board many years ago and all but one wish/goal on the vision board came true within just a few years. This, my friends, is why I highly recommend a vision board to help guide you in living for today in a way that helps you achieve those goals and wishes in the future.
How to Use a Vision Board to Remain Focused
Sit down and write a list of things you hope and wish for. These can be wishes, dreams, and goals. There’s no law of what you can or cannot put on your vision board. Use inspiration from the internet or old magazines to ignite that dreamer mentality. Write down everything you desire most for your future both in the long term and short term.
Find Pictures and Words
Now that you have your vision board list of wishes and goals, it’s time to find pictures and words that represent these wishes and goals. I always used old magazines to make collages as I was once addicted to having far too many magazine subscriptions, but you can use images from the internet and print them. Get a good collection of images or words that fully represent your wishes and goals.
Glue Them On
Grab a piece of poster board or cardboard, even cardstock paper works to use as the backdrop for your vision board. Name the vision board, if you wish, using a sharpie marker at the top of the paper or cardboard. Next, you’ll start cutting out the images, words, and magazine clippings so that each is trimmed up and glue them on your vision board.
Why Put the year on Vision Board?
I like to include a year on my vision board, not necessarily on the front, but a small note on the back. This helps me track how long it took for each vision board’s wish/goal to come true. As I said, the first vision board I ever made and used correctly ensured that every single wish and goal came true except one within three years.
How do you use a vision board?
Now that you have your vision board all created and you documented the year this particular vision board was made, you can place it in your home or office. Find a spot that you’ll be able to see this vision board every day. You’ll want this vision board to be seen so that it helps you remain focused on your wishes and goals.
Each day you’ll wake up and look at your vision board. You’ll start and end every day reviewing those items you put on that vision board. You’ll daydream about how these things will be true for you. Please remember that you can’t put a date for each wish or goal on your vision board.
A vision board is not meant to work as a goal calendar, there’s no date assignment for when these wishes or goals will come true. This is merely a tool to get your mindset in the right place to practice more of the Law of Attraction in your everyday life. The vision board will be used to keep your thoughts focused on what you will have in your life, rather than when you’ll have these wishes and goals in your life.
That’s the best tip I have to share, do not focus on a “when” such as a date or timeframe when using your vision board to remain focused. Rather, you’ll want to use the vision board to keep your thoughts focused on what you desire and will have.
The key is to transition your thoughts towards the affirmation that you will have these wishes and goals, as opposed to a deadline or hopeful statement. The Law of Attraction only works if you firmly believe that all you have on that vision board IS to come true, rather than hoping that they may come true.
Supplies for the Perfect Vision Board
Below is a list of supplies for the perfect vision board. These are supplies that I’ll be using to make my new 2020 vision board this year.
- Elmer’s Foam Board
- Metallic Sharpie Markers
- A Collection of Photographic Images for Collages
- Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
- Travel Stickers and Gold Scrapbook stickers
You must start your day by looking at your vision board and feeling as if each of these wishes and goals will come true. There’s no room for doubt when using a vision board, this is a visual representation of your truth, a truth that will happen in the future.
Remember that a vision board is focused on wishes and goals. There’s no wrong thing to put on that board. This is a vision board based on your personal and/or professional wishes and goals. It’s not something anyone should dare judge you on and most certainly not something you should critique yourself on.
Remain confident and reach for the stars, anything’s possible when you use your vision board to layout your plans and remain focused on the fact that they will happen.
I hope that each of these tips shared today has inspired you to get creative with a vision board soon. This is an excellent way to help your mind stay focused on what you desire most so that you can achieve success with all those wonderful wishes and goals that matter to you.
Brandy Ellen has been a blogger since 2008 and enjoys spending her free time with her family and making the most out of every moment she has. Brandy enjoys sharing personal stories, tips, and other advice based on real-life & work from home experiences to help others live a fulfilling life.