Creating a VISUAL of What We Want Targets Our Focus

How a Vision Board keeps you motivatedVisualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises we can do. A study published in Psychology Today reported the brain patterns activated when you lift weights are also similarly activated when you just imagine (visualized) lifting weights.

You may have heard that tools like a vision board help you to stay motivated and focused on your goals.  This report tells us WHY it is such a powerful tool.  When it comes to creating your vision board, there are no rules!  You want to include ANYTHING that motivates or inspires you.

Think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spiritualihow to create a vision boardty, social life, education) and health. If you are someone struggling with staying motivated on your health and fitness goals, be sure to include them on your vision board.  It would also be a good idea to share your vision board with your coach!

You may decide that you want a DREAM BIG vision board and then have other short-term vision boards.  I like to have one BIG board to help me focus on the year and then keep a monthly vision board to stay on track with my monthly goals.

The fun fact about a vision board is that it is YOURS!  As your vision, dreams or goals adjust, simply redo or modify your vision board however often you want.  We know that life changes — why would we want to focus on achieving something that is no longer a goal of ours?  The point is to help you focus!

I have a few friends who are SUPER crafty and creative with their vision boards, I have a few friends who just write their goals out on a poster board and several, including myself, somewhere in between!  If crafting isn’t on your list of things to do, you could always use technology programs like Canva or PicMonkey.  I find a dry erase board does the trick for me!

what is the best way to create a vision boardNow that you know what kind of board you want to create, you need to set the mood.  Do you like to work in the quiet?  Do you think well with music?  What kind of lighting do you find helps you to be creative?

I like quiet with dim lighting in the early morning with a mug of hot green tea.  I like to really pray over each goal, each vision, each dream — and really ask God to guide my direction.  Am I creating GOD sized goals?  Am I creating a vision HE wants me to seek?

Do you create vision boards?  How have they helped you in your life or career?

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8 Responses to Creating a VISUAL of What We Want Targets Our Focus

  1. Great blog, Erin. I so appreciate that you include co-creating with God, it’s amazing how much less struggle there is reaching goals and dreams when we are in line with what His plans are!

  2. You know.. I’ve never done this.. not that I don’t agree it works.. I think sometimes I wonder what I want.. the dreams and that sort of thing.. because there are so many things it could entail. I’ll have to work on this.

    • Erin says:

      I hear you! Sometimes it could be overwhelming because we then get pulled in a ton of directions! This is partly why I like to do a monthly vision board! It helps me to focus!

  3. i love vision boards.. I to ask my clients who are on retreat with me to use magazines to create giant boards for their life looks like after they start delegating. . Adults secretly love cutting and glue!

  4. Meghan says:

    I am a firm believer in visualization. In fact, when I was seriously ill, I read “Healing With the Mind’s Eye” to learn more about guided imagery and healing. Although I love crafts and fun projects, I’ve never set aside time for creating a vision board. You’ve just given me permission to use a dry erase board! Now I don’t have to feel overwhelmed at the thought of designing a more complex vision board. Phew! 😉

  5. Candess says:

    Envisioning is such a powerful manifester. I’ve done this several times in my life and I love it. A friend of mine uses a God Box instead. It is all so fun and studies show it works!

  6. Really powerful post and it is so important to direct our mind towards what we want. Out thoughts create all of our results and we need to supervise our thoughts, so our life happens on purpose. Thank you for sharing this.

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