I have a confession to make.
I am obsessed with making vision boards.
It’s something I’ve always been passionate about, starting from my first dream board when I was 7 years old. And I’d get so excited while shopping, grabbing stacks of magazines and making sure each one had the words I needed. Mixed in that, hours and hours of time spent browsing through Pinterest for affirmations.
I’m not gonna lie to you. It was getting exhausting with each vision board I made.
No disrespect to magazines and Pinterest boards, but I hit a point where I was ready to take things to the next level.
Because the reality was…
- I was spending too much money on magazines. They’ve really bumped up in cost over the years.
- It would send me into financial stress sometimes. I can count on two hands how many times I’ve pushed off a vision board because it wasn’t a good time for my bank account.
- I put more hours towards figuring out how to arrange words from the magazines instead of focusing on intentions
- If I needed something printed, well…let’s hope she has printer ink.
The costs and time kept stacking and I was starting to lose grip of my vision.
The balance – start to finish, intentions and all – was wavering and it affected my flow, my confidence, my sense of personal fulfillment. My goals felt like they were dead in their tracks.
I talked it out with my therapist and they basically encouraged me to turn back around and reevaluate my process. Because when vision boarding becomes a source of stress, it’s not a vision board. It’s a collage with a burden.
I took her advice to reevaluate along with her suggestion to give this new planner she heard of a try.
Literally me after using it the first time:
In the best way possible, I was screaming inside, “You mean I could have been blazing through vision boards all this time?!”
The Vision Board Planner by Lovet Planners is a new way to vision board, bringing you pages of cutouts to inspire and define your vision board. But it’s also a keeper for your vision board. It’s been used by dozens of mental health experts in visual art therapy professions, manifesting gurus, and more.
It was designed to help you save time and
money so you can focus on your vision.
All I need now is to bring photos of myself because the Vision Board Planner has it all.
- Positive Affirmations
- Monthly pages to track my manifestations
- Empowering Quotes & Phrases
- Gratitude tracking
- Shapes, Objects, Banners
- Bank of the Universe Check
Lovet Planners even gets it down to the details of different types of goals. I’ve been wanting to start my lifestyle blog for years and it has cutouts for entrepreneurs. I’ll come back to the wedding cutouts when I’m ready. 😉
Here’s how it worked for me.
- I got my Vision Board Planner in the mail and immediately took in the pages.
- I opened to the first “My Vision” page and wrote down my intentions, how I was feeling, what I wanted out of this intention, all of it.
- Instead of reaching for magazines, I went through and put a mark next to each cutout in the Vision Board Planner I wanted to use.
- I printed out some photos of myself.
- When I was ready to put it all together, that’s when I went back, finding the cutouts I marked and I cut them out.
I made my vision board inside the Vision Board Planner for the month ahead.
When I finished it, it dawned on me that I’ve got it made because I can take my vision boards – plural – with me wherever I go. Because you know what they say… The more you visualize, the more likely the door will open.
In a survey done by TD Bank, they surveyed almost 2,000 people and business owners nationwide. Their data showed:
- ~2/3 of small business owners surveyed believe that visualizing goals helps them map and develop their business plans.
- 1 in 5 small business owners used a vision board or other visual representation when starting their business.
- 76% of those business owners said that today their business is where they envisioned it would be when they started it.
- 82% of small business owners that used a vision board from the get-go reported that they have accomplished more than half the goals they included on that board.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
I was shocked to see the Vision Board Planner is only $30. Considering how much money I was spending on magazines and printer ink, I can tell the team at Lovet Planners felt this pain with how much they put into this book.
I’ve ordered a few for myself and even gifted a Vision Board Planner to my mom for Christmas. She’s working on her vision board for 2023 as we speak.
If this resonates with you in any way, like the frustration with getting in your own way over the cost of materials, I guarantee you, this is the breath of fresh air your goals need.