A dream board is integral to manifesting what you desire. To help you get the most out of the vision board technique, we have compiled this detailed guide.
Why Do I Need A Dream Board?
A dream or vision board is a space where you can collect pictures to help you visualize what you wish to manifest.
The key to unlocking a dream board’s power is that it has to be personal to you.
For instance, many people lust after a red Ferrari. But you can be different. If a car is solely a means of going from A to B, perhaps you will settle for a Japanese sedan. That’s fine; put Japanese cars on your dream board. Whatever images you put on your dream board should be highly personal to you.
How to Make a Vision Board?
Before you start, ensure you are in a relaxed frame of mind.
There are a few tools and materials you need to make a dream board. These include:
- Thick card
- Sticky notes
Alternatively, a fridge door and fridge magnets may do just as well.
Next, get a notebook and pen to write down what your heart desires.
Focus instead on what may be achievable over three to six months.
Don’t worry; you can create as many vision boards as you like later on.
Review the wish list you have just compiled. Check the wishes carefully and prioritize them in order of importance. You can return to the items further down the list later.
Next, add more detail to the wish list items you want to achieve over the next couple of months or so.
Remember that Japanese sedan you want? Write on a sticky note the specification you would like, such as the make, model, and color. Stick the note on your dream board.
To make your dream board truly visual, you need to find pictures to illustrate your dreams.
Image Selection For Your Dream Board
You could go old school and cut images out of newspapers and magazines. However, to be more specific, search Google Images and find that Terracotta Red Japanese sedan with the alloy wheels you want.
Whatever images you choose should touch your heart.
Every image should stir an emotion in you.
For instance, the pic of the Japanese sedan should inspire feelings in you. The same image might do nothing for others, but so long as it creates emotions and makes you think about the car, that’s perfect.
Don’t worry too much about the image quality or the viewpoint. The critical point is that it stirs emotions in your heart when you see it.
If you can find an image that does that, save it to your computer.
You are probably wondering why you need to spend time writing sticky notes when you can find an image.
You need to do both to engage your thinking process and your eyes. Indeed, it is essential to flesh out the detail of our wishes so that you can find the perfect image.
Now take the color images and add them to your imageboard. If you can’t locate an appropriate image for every wish, don’t worry.
Sometimes you may need to get creative. Say you want to have $100,000 in your bank balance within the next three months. In that case, random pics of dollar bills will suffice.
You can also photo-edit a check so that $100,000 is payable to you and then add it to your vision board. This check will feel more personal than an image of a dollar bill.
Well done! That’s your first dream board completed.
Place your board prominently so you will see it frequently. It could be the refrigerator door, in your living room, bedroom, or home office. It doesn’t matter too much so long as you will catch sight of your board frequently every day.
Vision Board versus Vision Video
Some people advise that it is preferable to make a video about your wish and watch it every night before going to bed.
The jury is still deliberating. Still, vision boards are excellent low-tech alternatives that are superior in many ways.
A vision video requires extra effort and reliance on technology.
Though you may feel the video is still personal to you and your dream, it is questionable if it is truly motivating. In reality, you are stuck in a loop that’s repeating itself.
Like any TV rerun, it could well cause negative feelings about the video and your dream board.
If this happens, the negativity is transmitted to the Universe, making manifestation more challenging.
Another reason is your frame of mind.
Your moods are changeable. You have good days and bad days.
Sometimes you feel tired all day or feel a bit down.
On a bad day, it’s going to take extra effort to sit and watch the video because you think it will motivate you.
However, this effort does not pay off because you are not in the best mood and likely to feel disheartened afterward.
The unfortunate outcome is that the Universe picks up on these negative thoughts. You end up attracting only negativity in return.
Even if your intention is pure and you want to attract positive things into your life, that’s not how it operates if you have negativity in the back of your mind.
With a vision board, no additional effort is required on your part. The board is there for you to see all the time.
Is It Okay To Show Others My Dream Board?
The purpose of a dream board is for you to see it, get motivated, and transmit positive energy to the Universe. This requires a prominent spot so you can see the board as many times a day as possible.
The obvious downside is if you live with others, they can see it too.
Revealing your manifestation goals to others is typically not a good idea. Other people can be discouraging and ask too many questions.
But here’s a strategy you can use to avoid disclosing what your dream board is all about.
It’s okay to speak about the vision board in general terms. Just don’t let slip what your goal is.
If questioning gets too probing, be a politician, change the subject, ignore the question, or get out of the room.
You can also keep your sticky notes elsewhere. Choose somewhere private where you spend time but not where the note is likely to invite questions from others.
Don’t Leave Large Gaps In your Dream Board
Another issue with dream boards is them being too sparsely populated. A vision board with only one or two images is not a good idea. Avoid an empty board even if you only have a minimal number of goals you wish to achieve.
With dream boards, more is better. So always spend time to create a busy looking dream board.
By now, you should hopefully have a good idea about how to create the perfect dream board.
The key takeaway is that if your dream board is lacking, so too will be your chances of making your dreams a reality.
Nothing in life comes easy, so work hard to fulfill your wish list.
Work hard on your dream board, and your dream board will work hard for you.