Today, I want to share with you my vision board layout for the Happy Planner. A vision board is a great way to help you visualize the things you want in your life. Keep it in a place you will look at every day (like your planner) and use it as a reminder of what you want in life.
I’m no manifesting expert, but what I can say about it is, when I have put things out there that I want they usually end up happening and the things I constantly worry about also end up happening eventually.
Putting your thoughts and attention into the things you want to happen will help bring them into your life. Putting your thoughts and attention into the things you don’t want to happen, will also help bring them into your life.
I made a decision a long time ago to keep a positive attitude, find the good in situations, and not let things bother me (which isn’t always easy to do).
What is a vision board anyway?
A vision board is a way for you to visualize the things you want to happen in your life. A lot of vision boards I’ve seen use pictures from magazines, but you could use anything, even write the words out. It is a visual cue and reminder for you to think about those things you want to happen in your life and actually imagine them as if they are happening already.
Ask. Believe. Receive.
You may have heard the saying “ask, believe, receive” which means you put it out there into the universe the thing you want to happen. You believe and know in your head and heart that it will happen and act as if it already is part of your life. Then when the opportunity arises you act on it and you receive it into your life.
Pray. Believe. Receive.
Another way of looking at this is “pray, believe, receive.” There are examples of this all over the Bible. For example, Mark 11:24 (NIV) says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) says, “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
How does visualizing work?
Whatever way you look at it, visualizing your life the way you want it can have positive effects on your life. If you want to make your own vision board, check out the steps below.
First, determine what it is you want. It could be anything, don’t limit yourself. In fact, limiting beliefs hold us back all the time. Think big, if that’s what you want.
Next, ask. Pray about it. Put it out there into the universe. Don’t worry about how it will happen. Just know that it will happen. A good way to do this is with a vision board.
You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want. Use a poster board or paper and find pictures that represent what you have asked for. Include some words that express how you would feel if you did have it.
If you don’t have pictures you could always write it out in a visually inspiring way (see my vision board inspired planner spread below). Put your vision board somewhere that you will look at it every day. I have also just written things out over and over many times, for several days and it worked just as well.
The point is that you are focusing your thoughts and attention on the thing you want. You’re visualizing that it is already in your life. You’re thinking good thoughts about it.
Last, receive. When an opportunity arises, don’t be afraid to take it. It may lead to the thing you’ve been wanting. An opportunity may be subtle, so be aware of what’s happening in your life and how it may pertain to what you have asked for.
Sometimes things may not work out the way you expected them to either. Embrace it. Just because things don’t always work out the way you thought they would, doesn’t mean you’ve done all this work for nothing. Sometimes these detours actually bring you to the thing you wanted in the first place.
If you love decorating your planner with stickers and making it your own, then check out my Happy Planner vision board layout below for a little inspiration. If you would rather use the free vision board template that is in the Resource Library you can get access to it here. Print it out and use it as is, or check out the resize guide inside the Resource Library to learn how to fit it into your Happy Planner.
My Happy Planner Vision Board Layout
Since I put everything in my Happy Planner, I made a vision board layout so I can see it every day when I open my planner. This vision board is for my blog and where I want it to get to as a business.
I started with a blank grid page and added this oh so cute Dream Big washi tape to the sides. I found it at my local craft store. Then I found the hexagons in the Happy Planner Colorful Shapes sticker book.
I cut them out and arranged them before I stuck them to the page so I could get it the way I wanted. Then I found the quotes in the Happy Planner Color Story sticker book. I love the way it turned out!
Give it a try and see how a vision board can help bring positivity into your life.