The pictures you choose for your vision board are important, but so are the words. In fact, when you can’t find just the right photos to use, then vision board affirmations are the perfect alternative.
You can use anything you can find or create that works for you:
- words and phrases clipped from magazines
- handwritten notes
- longer quotes that you type and print out
School teachers, scrapbookers, and other crafty people may have other fun items on hand such as stencils or stickers. (If you have a unique idea, please share it in the comments below!)
The great thing is that nothing on your vision board has to make sense to anyone but you. While making my latest vision board I came across a magazine ad with the words “I AM” and clipped it out. That alone had meaning for me, but a few pages later another ad had the words “A Little Off the Wall”. I clipped that too, so now one of my affirmations is “I am a little off the wall.”
Some of you free spirits out there might appreciate such a statement, but the rest of you are thinking what kind of crazy affirmation is that?! Either way, it doesn’t matter. For me, it’s meaningful, and that’s the whole point.
How to Come Up With Vision Board Affirmations That Work For You
You’ll find dozens of websites and books that include lists of statements you can use. If you like you can check out 100 Positive Affirmations or Weight Loss Affirmations here on the Make A Vision Board website. Sometimes you get lucky and find an affirmation that suits you perfectly. Too bad it isn’t always that easy!
The problem is that many times the words seem exactly right, but they don’t resonate with you for one reason or another. One goal of this site is to provide you with helpful resources, but an exhaustive search of websites, books, and journals left me more than a little disappointed.
All of the sources I found provide nothing more than a basic list of affirmations. That may be a good starting place, but to be effective, an affirmation has to be about more than what you say or how it’s worded.
Whether you’re creating a dream board or composing vision board affirmations, it’s important to spend some time really getting in touch with yourself. It’s about your thoughts, but it’s also very much about your feelings. Many times we have a good idea about what we want, yet we don’t have an emotional attachment to our desires because we haven’t asked the big question, WHY?
Since I couldn’t find a resource that provides that kind of help, I decided to create one myself. It’s a journal – but wait! Don’t dismiss it because you think you aren’t much of a writer. That does not matter, and here’s why.
First of all, it’s like a personal diary, and no one will be grading you on spelling, punctuation, and grammar. If you don’t want to share your personal thoughts, no one ever needs to see what you write but you.
What it does do is inspire you to really dig into all those thoughts roaming around in your head, discover more about yourself and what you really want, and get a much clearer mental picture of what you’re trying to accomplish with your vision board and your positive affirmations.
It’s also designed to make your discovery process enjoyable. As you journey through your mind you’ll be encouraged and inspired to give serious thought to some topics and have crazy fun with others.
The title is Positive Affirmations Journal, and here it is – click the image to check it out on Amazon, or keep scrolling down to read more:
For a brief overview, here is the information from the back cover:
A tremendous amount of work went into the creation of this book, and I sincerely hope it will serve as a resource that is both helpful and entertaining.