The Science Behind Vision Boards and the Law Of Attraction
What is the reticular activating system?
There is a strong connection between vision boarding and the RAS. When you create a vision board, you are focusing your attention on specific goals and aspirations, which activates the RAS and helps to direct your attention towards achieving those goals. By regularly reviewing your vision board and focusing on the images and words it contains, you can help to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind and increase your motivation to work towards achieving them.
What studies have shown about vision boards
Research has shown that vision boarding can be an effective tool for goal setting and achievement. For example, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that individuals who created vision boards reported greater progress towards achieving their goals compared to those who did not use this technique (Emmons & King, 1988). Another study published in the Journal of Social Psychology found that creating a vision board led to increased goal commitment and motivation (Sheeran, Webb, & Gollwitzer, 2005).
In conclusion, vision boarding and the reticular activating system in the brain are closely related. By creating a vision board and regularly focusing on it, you can activate the RAS and increase your motivation to work towards achieving your goals.
Emmons, R. A., & King, L. A. (1988). Conflict among personal strivings: Immediate and long-term implications for psychological and physical well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54(6), 1040-1048.
Sheeran, P., Webb, T. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2005). Changing beliefs, attitudes, and intentions through implementation intentions. Journal of Social Psychology, 145(1), 5-19.