So if something as simple as creating a moodboard is so powerful when it comes to achieving our goals, why aren’t we all manifesting more, getting better, quicker, more tangible results? And why oh why do we also think the art of moodboarding is confined to interior designers, art students or graphic design presentations?
Admittedly, as creative business owners we DO seem to have the art of moodboarding down to yes, a fine art. We might use a moodboard for a number of reasons:
- To help our clients visualise a project
- To actually sell the reality of a project
- To help steer a client to make choices
- To inspire ourselves or others
- To decide if something works
- Does it feel good?
- Does the shoe fit?
- Is there anything you’d tweak about it that doesn’t feel quite right?
- To strengthen an offering or collection
But moodboards are just as valuable when used to help us achieve our personal goals too.
Why? Because it’s incredibly motivating to see a visual moodboard in front of you each day. In fact it’s motivating. It aligns us with our vision. It constantly, and consistently reminds us of what we want, what we have declared we desire in our life.
So just what is a moodboard made up of? And how should it look?
There are 4 key elements:
- Visual images (printed, tear sheets, cut outs)
- Materials / tactile items
- Colour references / blocks of colour
- Text (sometimes)
Here are some examples of moodboarding that inspire me: from pinning to a cork board or creating a fluid, ‘moveable’ vision board on a table in front of you (I suggest taking a quick snap to remind yourself of it!) But the most important thing to remember – and what I am trying to show you here – is a moodboard can take any form that inspires you.
Where can moodboards be displayed?
Moodboards can be displayed in any manner of places as long as you can see them and absorb them:
- living room walls
- office notice boards
- pretty flat lays that you take a picture of and keep as a screensaver
- tear sheets stuck to a wall with MT Tape
- inside your kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinet or wardrobe
It’s also great to encourage kids to stick them along the wall next to or above their beds – they’ll love being involved and creating their own. My children are always covering their walls with things that inspire them or images of goals they have set themselves.
I have a wall of mood boards so I can constantly be envisioning my goals and working towards them. I like to see images pinned in front of me and for that reason I always have a pile of neutral MT tape ready for those tear sheets to become my living wallpaper.
We are also lucky to have digital aids at our fingertips: it’s great to create Pinterest boards but nothing replaces the impact of seeing them in front of you – it’s key to achieving the next level of your success. By all means, I encourage you to begin your research on platforms like Pinterest but make sure you find a way of creating a physical representation that you can touch, see and ‘feel’ every day. It WILL create a quicker path to success.
Not only that, it means we can see what’s in our mind’s eye, freeing up more manifesting space to move on to the next goals once the boxes are ticked. My moodboards are forever changing on my walls but I always carefully remove the successful ones as I love to keep a reminder of how I actually managed to make it a reality.
When you create a manifestation vision, detach yourself from the HOW and simply ‘trust’. Creating a moodboard with intention is about being truly connected to your deepest desires.
There is ONE golden rule:
Do not cheat the system!
DO NOT question the HOW and DO NOT put ANYTHING on that board that you don’t truly want and love.
Just remember, as author Marianne Williamson says:
“There is no order of difficulty in miracles”