Vision boards are visible manifestations of your goals. You can create one by pinning images or objects that symbolize what you want to achieve to a board for a visual reminder of your goals for the future.
Making vision boards can be fun on your own or with a group to promote camaraderie with your friends, family, or work team. But how do you make one and what should you think about to make it effective?
Read on to learn more about how to make the perfect vision board for you with Felt Right.
Where Should I Make My Vision Board?
It’s important to place a vision board somewhere you will see it every day, such as next to your bed so it’s the last thing you see at night and the first thing you see when you wake. Another great place is above your workspace.
The backdrop for your vision board should be a material that can be easily pinned again and again as you expand and update your vision. Felt Right’s felt tiles make your vision board design process easy. You can simply pin your collage together and rearrange it as you deem fit.
Who Should Create a Vision Board?
Vision boards are for anyone who wants to keep their goals organized and easily accessible. Without a clear representation of your goals, you are more likely to let them fall by the wayside. Check out the following statistics:
- Two-thirds of senior managers can’t name their firms’ priorities.
- Those who visually represent their goals achieve them more often than those who don’t.
- A recent study conducted by psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews showed that 76% of participants who wrote down their goals, created an action plan, and developed a support system achieved their goals. This percentage compared to only 43% of those who didn’t write their goals down.
Vision boards are goal-setting methods that cultivate joy and motivation in working towards your goals. Rather than simply writing your goals down, you visualize why those goals are important to you.
How to Use a Vision Board for Goal Setting?
Vision boards prominently display inspiring symbols for goals in the areas of your life you want to improve. This sort of repetitive visualization activates your subconscious brain to keep your goals top of mind even when you’re away from your board.
By visually representing your goals and the changes you want to see in your life, you tap into the Law of Attraction. The Universal Law of Attraction is the belief that you can manifest your desires through the power of thought. It suggests the universe brings into existence what you visualize. There’s also substantial psychological evidence that supports the ideas behind the Law of Attraction.
For example, psychologists widely accept daily positive affirmations as having substantial effects on the brain. It’s easy to understand why, as neuroscientists believe 95 percent of our brain activity is beyond our conscious awareness.
The brain also works using established neurological pathways. The more you repeat behaviors, mantras, or, in this case, visual representations of the life you want, the more your brain makes neurological connections. These connections help your subconscious commit to the behaviors that achieve your goals.
Another reason vision boards help with goal setting and achieving is because they allow you to see, touch, and feel your goals. With a tactile representation, you’re more likely to feel like they’re attainable.
How to Create a Vision Board: Depict the Future You Wish to Create
Above all, your vision board should be deeply personal, embodying and inspiring your particular goals and taste. You can gather images and symbols from a multitude of sources, incorporating color, texture, humor, and more. In fact, the board itself should be a source of inspiration and joy.
Felt Right helps you design your vision board with customizable felt tiles you can arrange in ways that align with your goals. Not only will you be able to post inspirational quotes, affirmations, and photography on your vision board, but the board itself can be a symbol of what you want to achieve.
For example, if your goal is to climb a mountain, your vision board background could be a felt mountain pattern. If your team is visualizing growth, your vision board could be an upward arrow. Or if your vision is to learn to SCUBA dive you could choose pinnable felt tiles in aqua or coral so that even the color of the background represents your goals.
You can also create multiple vision boards for different areas of your life. Use one that promotes financial freedom while another focuses on serenity and acceptance. Separating other areas of your life helps you organize your thoughts and differentiate goals.
Steps to Creating a Great Felt Tile Vision Board
Create a List of the Goals You Want to Achieve
To make a vision board, you have to understand what you want out of life. The first step to understanding what drives you is getting your thoughts and feelings on paper. Make a list of all the things you want to accomplish. Then narrow it down to the key goal or goals you want to really focus on.
Cultivate Images and Objects
Be on the hunt for inspiring photos, quotes, and other objects that represent your goals. Look through magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and photo albums. The internet is your best resource for affordable and accessible additions. You can also tell your friends and family about your project so they can help you find other resources.
Curate Accurate Representations of Your Goals
After collecting materials, it’s time to narrow your selections to the most relevant symbols for your goals. It can be overwhelming trying to decide which images to use for your vision board, but it’s important to remember this should be a fun experience for you. One of the easiest ways to ensure you enjoy your vision board process is to make an event out of it with your staff or friends.
Turn on some music, order some food, and get creative. That’s the beauty of vision boards: they let you get wild with your ambitions and start cultivating some changes to your life.
Arrange Your Images and Objects on Your Felt Board
Organize your photos and arrange them in a way that promotes a sense of flow and ease. Your vision board shouldn’t be cluttered and it shouldn’t create a sense of dread. It should be easy to look at and fill you with hope.
That’s one of the reasons why using Felt Right tiles for your vision boards makes so much sense. Our felt tiles’ easy pinnability lets you arrange your vision board in any way you want. You can also change them any time you like without the need for sticky glue or tape. Simply pin your images to the board and watch your dreams come to life.
Ideas for Specific Manifestations
Here are a few concepts, positive affirmations, and life changes vision boards can help you achieve.
One of the most common vision boards is the positivity board. One of the best aspects of this vision board is that you don’t have to be too specific with your images. Simply choose positive images that promote happiness or inspirational quotes that make you smile.
If you are saving up for something in your future - whether it’s near future like a vacation or far future like retirement - a vision board is a great way to keep focused on your finances in an inspiring way. This type of vision board can continue to be added to as the reality of your achievement becomes closer and clearer.
Connecting With Nature
Incorporate objects such as feathers, flowers, leaves, or small seashells to further connect with nature. If you’re feeling a particularly strong pull toward nature, consider Felt Right’s nature designs, such as the Shaded Mountain pattern or the Sunset Gradient design.
Tying It All Together
Making a vision board should be a fun, motivating activity, from start to finish. That’s why Felt Right is here, to provide an attractive and productive board for you to manifest your dreams into reality. Our felt tiles make installing your background simple and fast, taking no longer than an afternoon, depending on your design, so you can get creative with your collage of photos, quotes, objects, and overall design of your vision board.
Visit our My Studio 2.0 today to learn more about how you can design an appealing, effective vision board with Felt Right’s felt tiles.