I know so many people who either don't know what a vision board is or don't believe that they actually work, but I can honestly tell you that they are magic. I can't even remember the amount of times I thought back about things I've put on my vision boards and realized that I actually received them. And the craziest thing is that when you receive what you put on the board, you don't even realize it until later!
[ Vision Board: A place (board, poster, book, etc.) where you display images of things you desire to manifest (make happen) in your life. ]
For example, I had something on my vision board for quite sometime (about a year and a half). It was a photo of a hotel room that had a view of the ocean. The bed was on the right and behind it was a large window that had a view of the beach and ocean. There was also a photo of a pool with brown/tan lounge chairs with the ocean right behind it as well. I don't remember where the location of the photos were taken because I ripped it out of a magazine so long ago.
This wasn't something that I particularly wanted very badly, I just thought it would be nice to experience, so I put it up there. It literally wasn't until after I returned home from my vacation to Punta Cana, that I realized I actually manifested what was in the photo into my life. My hotel room from the vacation and the actual resort itself looked ridiculously similar to the photos on my vision board. I did a double take when I returned home and saw the photos. When you walked into my hotel room, the bed was on the right side (with white bedding just like in the photo), and behind it was huge glass double doors that overlooked the beach and ocean. The crazy part about it was that I didn't even plan this vacation myself. Someone else chose the location, resort, and room... but somehow, it all aligned with what I wanted.
Now, you're probably thinking, "A lot of resorts and hotel rooms look like that. It's just a coincidence." That could very well be the case because coincidences happen all the time (or maybe nothing is actually a coincidence), but this was not the only instance where things from my vision board actually have come true in my life. Actually, it's been happening to me ever since I started creating vision boards.
Here's another example. This one time, I saw a bunch of fancy watches in a magazine that I thought were pretty, so I cut them out and put them in my vision book (this was when I was a bit more private about the items I wanted to manifest, so I put them in a book instead). A few months later, I received a watch as a Christmas gift that looked very similar to one of the watches in my book. Several months later, I got another watch that looked similar to another watch in the book. By the end of that year, I had like 5 watches, I'm not even kidding you. None of which I purchased myself. I didn't really have a very strong desire to own so many watches either, I just thought they were nice, so I put them in the book. Okay, now I'm sounding spoiled (I've since then given away most of the watches, and I have two that I rotate between regularly), but I'm just trying to illustrate to you the power of a vision board.
This year, I decided to put a bit more thought into my vision board and put a lot of thought into the items that I put on there. I got the idea from YouTuber, Kalyn Nicholson, to make them look like polaroid photos, and push pinned them all to a cork board. I placed the cork board above my desk, and I look at it for several minutes every day (sometimes multiple times a day). Who knows what will come of this year's vision board, but I am so excited to see the results.
Below, I am going to share 3 tips for your vision board creation to make sure that you actually see results. These are things that I've done and experimented with over the past 3 years, and they're worked for me quite well.
1. Choose Your Style.
You can make your vision board any way that you'd like! Some ideas for creating your board are to put it on a cork board (like I did this year), to put it in a book (a journal or planner), or to make it your computer display background. I have done all of these, and they all work. Just choose the style that's best for you.
2. Make it appealing.
If your vision board isn't appealing to you, then you're not going to want to look at it. It's as simple as that. Make it something that you will enjoy looking at, and that you'll want to look at often. Which brings me to my next point.
3. Make sure you look at it often.
Don't put your vision board in a book, and then forget to look at it. I've done this before, and it doesn't work the same. You have to actually look at it pretty much every day. You don't really have to even think about it when you're looking at it, you just have to set your eyes on it. Preferrably on a daily basis. If you're sure to do this one step, you will see results.
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