Are you having trouble being consistent with your goals or even remembering what you value in the first place? A vision board is an aspirational tool used to display images and affirmations that represent your goals, dreams, and ambitions. It is an amazing tool to help you focus on the positive things you want to achieve.
The idea behind vision boards is get your dreams, emotions, and goals out of your heads and make them concrete and more actionable. Then, they create a moment of inspiration and motivation each time we look at it. Vision Boards are especially helpful for people with ADHD who tend to be very visual thinkers and also struggle with working memory. Having a physical visual reminder of your priorities, values, dreams, and goals helps keep you on track and motivated. Vision Boards can take many physical forms, but they are typically made of poster board or foam core and covered with pictures, words, phrases, and affirmations.
What are the benefits of vision boards?
1. Clarify and focus your goals: A vision board is a great way to get clear about what you want in your life and establish specific goals. Doing this helps to make your goals concrete and more achievable.
2. Increase your motivation: Looking at your vision board regularly can remind you of why you are working so hard, and provide a sense of purpose and motivation to stay on track.
3. Visualize success: A vision board can help to create a positive image of yourself in your mind. This can make it easier to envision yourself achieving your goals and remaining motivated in the face of any challenges you may face.
4. Develop a growth mindset: Developing a vision board can help to instill a growth mindset, which is the belief that hard work, perseverance and dedication are key to achieving success.
5. Create positive affirmations: When creating your vision board, you can include positive affirmations to remind yourself that you can achieve your goals. These affirmations can be especially helpful when you’re struggling with self-doubt, fear, or procrastination.
So, how do I create my very own vision board? That’s the easy and FUN part.
Most ADHD love creative work. So, actually creating your own vision board can be loads of fun. Vision Boards can take many physical forms, but they are typically made of poster board or foam core and covered with pictures, words, phrases, and affirmations.
Here is a step-by-step guide for the most traditional way to create your own vision board:
First, gather materials such as poster boards, magazines, scissors, glue, markers, and/or other items to get your vision board creation started.
Next, pick Your Theme. Consider a theme that represents what you want to create in your life. You might want to focus on the overall theme of "abundance," or something more specific, such as "career success."
Now, begin to brainstorm What You Want to Manifest – Spend some time brainstorming what specifically you would like to manifest in that area of your life.
Then, cut out Pictures. Start cutting out images from magazines that represent what you want to create. It can also be helpful to add inspirational words or affirmations.
When you feel you have enough images, quotes, and words that represent your theme, you can glue the Pieces to Your Board – Use glue to affix the images and words to your vision board.
Finally, display It and Visualize it. Hang the vision board somewhere that you will see it often, and use it to visualize what it represents in your life.
However, there are myriad ways to create your own vision board. If the typical cut and paste collage format doesn’t appeal to you, here are some alternatives-
For the techies among us, create a digital vision board on your computer or tablet using digital photos, text, or other elements you find online. The top online sites to help bring your vision board to life include: Canva, MindMovies, Desigyner, and Visuapp. Then, use it as a screensaver on your computer or cell phone.
Freehand draw with markers, ink pens, chalk or paint a vision board on paper, canvas, chalkboard or any other medium you choose.
Use recycled items such as fabric, gift wrap, post cards, or any other item you have around to create your own vison board.
Let your ADHD creativity run wild and design your unique one-of-a-kind vision board. I’d love to see what you come up with so please share photos!