I first heard the term “vision board” around a year and a half ago when I watched a documentary called The Secret. That was also when I first learned about the law of attraction and although it seemed like a load of nonsense at the time, I now have no doubt that it’s real. I’d really encourage you to look into it further. There have been times that I’ve manifested some incredible things into my life and achieved seemingly impossible things without much, or any, effort on my part. These things happened when I had been visualising ideal circumstances and was feeling really positive and grateful about life. (Genuine, sincere positivity. Still workin’ on maintaining that one.)
I recently found a section in my journal where I’d written out some wild goals last year. Goals that were absolutely ridiculous to me at the time- I wanted to put this law of attraction thing to the test. The list included getting a Canadian work visa (the system is literally a lottery and it can take up to a year), getting a job in childcare with a specific wage, visiting Lake Louise, saving an impossible amount of money, and travelling around the USA and Mexico. I got a shock when I finally realised that ALL of the goals on my list had actually happened within a few months.
Creating my vision board
For me, that journal page confirmed how powerful goal setting is and I realised I needed to start consciously doing it again. But this time, instead of writing a list, I decided I’d make a vision board after seeing them everywhere online. They looked really fun and vibrant, and apparently goal setting works best with images. It also makes the “visualising” part 100 times easier. I split my board into 3 sections:
I printed pictures of all of the places I want to visit in the near future. This is by far the most beautiful part of my board. I chose not to post pictures of the rest of my board as there are some goals on there that I’d rather not share with the world just yet.
I pasted logos for the websites I want my writing to be published on and drew a picture of the book I want to write one day. After that, I printed some more pictures to represent the fact I wanted to work with brands on Instagram/my blog. I also made a growth chart for my blog following. I tick a little box every time 100 more people subscribe.
Personal and other goals
Pictures of the car I want to drive, the amount of money I want to save, fitness goals, the house I want to live in one day, concerts I want to go to… things like that.
I created my vision board around 7 weeks ago and here’s what’s happened so far:
A trip to the Isle of Skye TWO DAYS after I created the board
My boyfriend saw the picture of my vision board I’d put on Instagram and shadily planned a last minute trip for us. What a lil cutie.
Saving up £800
That seemed absolutely impossible 7 weeks ago. A shift in mindset about my financial situation was all that happened.
I guess staring at pictures of it on my board every day made me finally book the flight.
A full transition to a plant-based diet
I’d tried and failed at this many times before. But because I was seeing the visual representation of my goal every day, I managed to stick to it. 6 weeks strong!
I didn’t apply for this. Someone just randomly emailed me asking if I wanted to write for their travel website. WEIRD.
My first brand partnership for this blog
The brand fits in so well with my blog and lifestyle and I couldn’t be happier. Keep an eye out for my mental-health related post in two weeks’ time…
My first invitation to a PR event
Again, this fell into my lap. I randomly received an email one day asking if I’d like to be added to a PR company’s database and I received my first event invitation last week.
So there you go, the power of visualisation. I’d really recommend making a vision board to help you acheive your goals. Make it visually appealing, use lots of colours and put it somewhere that you’ll see it every day. Put your wildest dreams on there and believe that they will come true eventually. You’ll be surprised at what happens.