Vision boards have been around for a while, and most of us are familiar with them or have even created one at some point. They are invaluable tools that help remind us of our goals, motivate us to stay on track, and get excited about the future.
Sometimes as a busy mom, though, it can be easy to forget about your dreams, goals, and aspirations. For instance, you are so caught up in helping your family, husband, kids, and coworkers that you push yourself to the back burner. Fast forward a few years, and you start feeling lost, neglected, and sometimes depressed.
This was the case for me. Looking back, I realized I had been on a slow, progressive slide over the years into a state of dissatisfaction with my life and what I had accomplished.
One of the things that helped me start to come out of that funk was creating visual reminders of my goals and dreams. Enter the vision board!
First, let’s explore why vision boards are so useful.
The Science Behind Vision Boards
Did you know that there is some science behind why vision boards are so powerful and helpful in spurring you on to success?
Neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart explains, “Looking at images on a vision board primes the brain to grasp opportunities that may otherwise go unnoticed. That’s because the brain has a process called ‘value-tagging,’ which imprints important things onto your subconscious and filters out unnecessary information.”
For a deeper explanation, check out these articles:
- From CNBC: “Top execs use this visualization trick to achieve success—here’s why it works, according to a neuroscientist”
- From HowStuffWorks.com: “Can a Vision Board Really Affect Your Future?”
Therefore, when you’re busy shuffling around work, kid activities, and family responsibilities, it’s good to have visual cues of your goals to help keep you on track.
Vision Boards and the Law of Attraction
Simply put, vision boards provide a visual reminder of your goals and dreams. Vision boards are physical items to look at (digital or physical) that can be used to focus your energy and mind on something specific.
When we focus on something we want, as if we already have it and are grateful for it, we’ll manifest it into our lives more quickly.
If you’ve read or researched anything regarding the Law of Attraction, this will sound familiar to you. If not, I encourage you to add some of the following resources to your reading list for later:
- The book, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- Jack Canfield’s A Complete Guide to Using the Law of Attraction
As busy moms, we need to be able to hack the system, so to speak, and find tools and resources that will help us accomplish our goals easier. Having a vision board for yourself will provide a daily reminder to look at to inspire, motivate, and attract more of what you need to reach your goals.
Vision Boards Are an Emotional Boost
Creating a vision board can also be therapeutic! Arts and crafts have long been used for emotional and mental healing.
Even if you have no artistic skills or talents, making a vision board taps into your creative powers. Vision boards use images, artwork, and wording that connect with your deep desires and feelings. This provides you with an outlet that is fun, positive, and sometimes even soothing.
In addition, seeing your desires and affirmations in front of you sinks them into your subconscious. This helps you be more aware of steps and decisions that will lead you to reach your goals. You’ll be helping your mind and heart move towards action instead of indecision. That in turn boosts your confidence, self-esteem, and joy as a mom!
Hopefully, this information helps inspire you to create a vision board. Remember that the time used for making a vision board is YOU time! It’s a small amount of time spent to focus on helping you reach your best self, which will, in turn, benefit everyone else around you.