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  Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about your biggest dreams and aspirations? Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself achieving a personal or professional goal, living in your dream home, or travelling to an exotic destination. While these visions may seem like mere fantasies, they can become powerful catalysts for manifesting your desires into reality with the help of a vision board.
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A vision board, also known as a dream board, is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations that represent your goals, dreams, and the life you want to create for yourself. It serves as a visual representation of your desired future, acting as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards and helping you to stay focused and motivated. Creating a vision board is an effective practice that can aid in clarifying your goals, igniting your passion, and aligning your thoughts and actions with your aspirations. By surrounding yourself with images and affirmations that resonate with your dreams, you unconsciously program your mind to recognize opportunities and take steps towards achieving your vision. Here’s how you can create your inspiring vision board:
  • Gather your materials

  1.    A cork board, poster board, or any flat surface to serve as your vision board base
  2. Magazines, catalogues, or printed images that inspire you
  3. Scissors and glue or tape
  4. Markers, stickers, or any other embellishments you’d like to use
  • Reflect on your dreams and goals

Take some time to think about what you truly desire in different areas of your life, such as career, relationships, health, travel, or personal growth. Consider both short-term and long-term goals, as well as the feelings and experiences you want to cultivate.
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  • Find inspiring images and words

Go through magazines, catalogues, or online image searches to find pictures, quotes, or affirmations representing your dreams and goals. Look for images that evoke positive emotions and align with the life you want to create.
  • Arrange and create

Start arranging your chosen images and words on your vision board base, creating a collage that resonates with you. Feel free to overlap or layer images and text to create depth and visual interest. Add any additional embellishments or personal touches to make it your own.
  • Display your vision board

Place your completed vision board in a prominent spot where you’ll see it often, such as your bedroom, office, or living room. Seeing your vision board regularly will help reinforce your goals and keep you focused on your desired outcomes. The power of a vision board lies in its ability to engage your subconscious mind and harness the principles of visualization and manifestation. By surrounding yourself with visual cues that represent your dreams, you’re essentially programming your mind to recognize and attract opportunities that align with your vision.
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Additionally, the act of creating a vision board can be a profoundly empowering and therapeutic experience. It allows you to tap into your creativity, clarify your desires, and take an active role in shaping your future. The process can be a powerful exercise in self-discovery, helping you to uncover your deepest aspirations and motivations.
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This article was first published on 19th June 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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