Should you have a Vision Board? I know a lot of people wonder that and probably don’t think there’s any benefit to having one. But the truth is that most people would benefit from having one, especially a Portable Vision Board.
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Who Needs a Vision Board
Everyone can benefit from a Vision Board. It’s a visual representation of your goals. But, let’s face it, there are some people who just need to think of their goal and they’re good to go. Others just need to write them down in a list. But that doesn’t work for most people. If you are a visual learner, then a Vision Board is perfect for you. According to a Forbes article, 65% of the population are visual learners, that’s why InfoGraphics are so popular. Probably why Pinterest is so popular, too.
There are three types of learning styles. Auditory, Tactile and Visual. Auditory or verbal learners represent 30% of the population. They learn by hearing and listening. Auditory learners would benefit most from affirmations/goals that they speak out loud. Another 5% of the population are Tactile or Experiential learners. They learn by doing and touching and would benefit from the process of creating a Vision Board and making it interactive. For a visual learner, pictures of your goals make them tangible and real for you. Being able to see your goals laid out in front of you connects them to you.
Both Visual and Tactile learners would benefit from creating Vision Boards. I’d say even an Auditory learner would benefit if their Vision Board was made of different affirmations that they can then repeat out loud. But, truly, it’s the Visual and Tactile learners who benefit the most. That’s 70% of the population. So most people would benefit from a Vision Board.
Why Your Learning Style is Important
For the Tactile learner who learns by doing, creating the Vision Board will benefit them. A Tactile learner needs to do, build, draw, and touch in order to learn. Finding pictures of their goals, physically cutting them out and then gluing them to a Vision Board. These are all activities that will help a Tactile learner better remember their goals.
But creating a Vision Board for them would still be a one-time thing unless they created one that invited touching. Possibly using puff paint to write goals so that the Tactile learner can trace them with their finger. Or hiding a goal behind a flap of paper that needed to be lifted. It’s also why the accordion style of a Portable Vision Board is perfect for a Tactile learner. While this might sound silly to an Auditory learner, a Tactile learner needs to be able to manipulate something to learn. So a more interactive Vision Board would be perfect for them.
For a Visual learner, seeing pictures of their goals will help This is why a Vision Board is perfect for a Visual learner. Having all of their goals laid out in one format will be a daily reminder to them. It’s not just seeing pictures that help Visual learners, but reading words, too. So pictures with written out goals or affirmation all help. It’s the seeing of these words and pictures that is best for a Visual learner.
What’s Your Learning Style?
If you are unsure what type of learner you are, here is a quiz that will help. It’s important to know this information so that you can create the Vision Board that works best for you. I am a Tactile Learner. I learn best by doing things. Visual is a secondary learning process for me, but Auditory does nothing for me except create the best sleeping conditions. I’ve tried saying affirmations in the past, but it’s so frustrating that I give up after one day. Doesn’t do a thing for me.
Teaching yoga was easy because I was active while learning and active while teaching. But learning what I was going to say during a presentation? Not possible to do while just sitting at a desk. I would practice what I was going to say while hiking or bike riding. Yes, I would take a bike ride and practice what I was going to say during a presentation for work. I think being a Tactile learner is why I also like to start all my writing in longhand form. Yes, typing is very tactile, but for me, longhand writing is comforting. So that’s where I start.
What’s your learning style? What type of Vision Board would be best for you?