Now that you know the benefits of creating a vision board and the mistakes to avoid, it’s time to look at ways to make it more effective. There are a few tips and tricks you can follow to increase the effectiveness of a vision board.
So, if you’re looking to fast-track your progress and make a vision board work for you, check out the tips below. You’ll discover 5 great ways to make your vision board super effective.
1. Make sure you focus on the most important goal first
Even if there’s a lot of things you want to change about yourself, focus on just one thing at a time. More than that, focus on the most important goal first.
So, think about the goal that will make the biggest difference to your life right now. Do you need more sleep for example? Or maybe you need to quit smoking to improve your health? By focusing on the most important goal first, it’s going to deliver the biggest wellbeing benefits.
2. Be clear and specific about each goal
Each goal that you do decide to address, make sure you make it clear and specific. You should use the vision board to create a very specific goal to follow such as losing at least two pounds each week. This is going to help to keep you motivated and see the fastest progress.
The less clear you are about the goal, the less effective it’s going to be. So, think of your goal, then break it down as much as you can. You may find for example, that once you break down your goal, there’s a lot of mini goals which first need to be completed.
3. Know that you’ll need to put the work in
Vision boards are an effective tool, but they aren’t going to transform you unless you put the work in. Use the board to motivate you to make the changes necessary.
The key to becoming the best version of yourself is focus. You need to be 100% focused on achieving the goal that you set. This means, you’re going to really need to want it. If you don’t want it badly enough, you’re not going to be willing to put the work in that’s required to achieve it.
4. Consider creating an anti-vision board
Have you ever heard of an anti-vision board? It’s basically a vision board which consists of the things you don’t want. The idea is you’ll look at the board to motivate you to avoid whatever is on it.
An example would be if you’re looking to lose weight. You could place images of yourself at a larger weight, or pictures of organs which have been damaged by obesity, giving you a powerful motivator to get healthier.
Anti-vision boards work just the same way as a traditional vision board. You could even create one of each board so you can see what you don’t want, followed by how to achieve what you do want.
5. Focus on your feelings not your thoughts
When putting together a vision board to create a new you, it’s easy to get ruled by your thoughts. The trouble is, your thoughts can often be filled with doubts and limitations. So, it’s best to focus upon how you feel and how the goals you’re setting will make you feel.
By focusing on your feelings rather than your thoughts, you’ll be able to create better, more fulfilling goals.
Overall, vision boards can be a fantastic tool for helping you to transform yourself. As you’ve now discovered, there are a lot of mistakes you can make when creating a vision board for your goals. So, by familiarizing yourself with these mistakes, and following the tips above, you’ll be able to create the most effective vision board to help you recreate your life.