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What Are Vision Boards? Tips On Starting Your Own


Dreams and the reality we live in are often separated by miles of necessary steps. As we take those steps one at a time, we are often required to reshape our dreams so that they look more accessible. As we do so, our sufficiency often replace those initial dreams with the best we were able to output, creating an environment inside which we can fool ourselves to be happy. But what if you are facing your dreams in a more tangible form, each day you make your way towards them?

Vision boards are excellent tools for getting you one step closer to your real dreams and aspirations. A constant reminder, they act as the carrot at the end of the stick, luring you to push harder, faster, and most important, in the right direction. Vision boards are invisible friends, helping you identify your vision and give it more clarity. Having an undefined, general dream, like marrying, having kids and living the rest of your life in peace and harmony, is good only for fairy tales which want to end in glory. You will have to invest a lot more in the details of your dreams in order to make them seem more like reality, and less like a statement.

Visual boards rely strongly on stimulating your visual sense, by exposing your dreams in their full glow. Such tools are designed to be kept at your disposal and inside your field of view for most of your day. Whenever you are close to quitting the fight, the vividly painted dreams will pop out, reinforcing your daily affirmations and keeping your attention on your exact and real intentions.

Let’s analyze an example. The most basic vision board includes pictures from your dream holyday destination, and it’s either hung on your office walls, or in your computer, as desktop wallpaper. But how does it work? Do you just put it there and close your eyes, hoping that the months separating the present from your planned holiday will go in a blink of an eye. The answer involves a little psychology. When we are constantly reminded of the benefits we will receive at the end of our hard work, we are more likely to put a bigger effort so that end comes more quickly. In terms of work parameters, this could be translated as a higher productivity. Nevertheless, our boring and hard to accept situation as 9 to 5 paid slaves get a sweet light cast on it, judging by the rewards we will get at some point in the near future. All people work this way, and there is no point of finding an alternative.

Enough said about vision boards, as it is time to start creating your very own. The first step you need to be sure of is isolating the biggest dream you are convinced is accessible to you and your budget. Dreaming about something impossible, like drinking your Tequila on the moon will only help if you want to end up completely disappointed. The next step is to gather materials which are strongly related to your goal. Stock photography can be quite helpful for finding generic scenes you want to associate to real photos of the place, the thing, or the person, you want so badly. I will leave everything else to your imagination, but it is quite useful to inspire yourself from other great vision board. The Internet is full of them.

Before putting the vision board up for grab as an icon, to do note that are numerous ways in which things can get wrong. First of all, remember that photo editing is real, and they might take your dreams on step ahead towards being just dreams. Your idyllic destination for a holiday might not have those crystal clear waters all year long, while every item for sale benefits from what it’s called product photography (photos taken in studio like conditions and later retouched). A sense of reality should encompass your vision board and everything will turn out just fine.



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