Using Your Vision Board
Where to place your vision board
When your vision board is completed, the first question you'll ask is, where should you put it? Your vision board needs to be placed where you can see it every single day.
Looking at your vision board every day doesn't mean glancing at it in passing. In order for your visualization to be effective, you need to look at your board for a few minutes at least on a daily basis. This means placing it where you can comfortably look at it for that amount of time, or longer if you choose to.
Here are some suggestions to consider:
The wall across from your desk if you have a home office.
A kitchen cupboard or the fridge if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
A small room or space in your home that you can convert into a personal "visualization space".
On the nightstand beside your bed where you can look at it every night.
This suggestion may not appeal to everyone, but it could be an option if you're at a loss for an appropriate space. If the back of your bathroom door faces the toilet, well… why not?
Something you may want to consider is whether you want your vision board to be a private experience or if you're okay displaying it where others can see it.
Naturally, if you opt for privacy, this narrows down your placement choices. You will either need to create a small personal space in your home or keep your vision board in a drawer or cupboard. This is okay but remember that you need to make time to look at it every day.
Another suggestion is that you move your vision board from time to time because we tend to become blind to things we're used to.
Displaying your vision board in a different place every 10 days or so will allow it to catch your eye as you walk into a room, giving you a rush of excitement and optimism.
How to use your vision board
Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or take the more science-backed approach, the results of using your vision board will be the same. Your brain will fire up and work diligently to make your visual affirmations a reality.
Sit or stand gazing at your vision board for 3-4 minutes at the very least. Let your gaze slowly sweep over the pictures and words you have added and really take them in. Feel the pleasure and excitement, allowing it to flood your brain with positive feelings. It will be helpful to keep the following points in mind:
Really internalize the images on your board and envision that they have already become a reality. Allow this vision to fill you with pride, joy, and a sense of mastery and accomplishment.
Read the words and inspirational messages on your board out loud if possible. Repeat them slowly and with conviction. These positive affirmations are an important part of the visualization process.
Don't limit your visualization to just once a day. Look at your vision board often and for as long as you can to keep yourself inspired and your brain fired up.
Visualize yourself already in the future you have planned on your vision board. Embellish the images with vivid scenarios of you living your future. You can visualize other people, events and even conversations that take place. But always remember that you are the star of your story. Make sure that the scenarios revolve around you.
Feel grateful for all of the good things you already have in your life and give thanks for the wonderful things that will come to you soon. Gratitude is very powerful for promoting hope and optimism. It helps your brain believe what you are visualizing because it recognized that it's good for you.
Ideally, some experts say that you should use your vision board before going to bed so that the positive affirmations will be the last thing your mind registers before you fall asleep.