Have you ever heard of a vision board?
Did you ever make one?
How many times have you rolled your eyes when someone suggested making one?
You probably made one when you were younger and didn’t even realize it.
Well, all you need to know is that they work! They really work!
Picture a spot on the wall where you will be reminded every day of what you want to become.
Well, that’s what you would get with a vision board!
Doesn’t sound so bad after all huh?
Vision boards are a great way to keep yourself focused, motivated, and inspired.
Follow these simple steps below to create one today:
STEP 1: Identify your goals FIRST
Your vision board is supposed to help get you to your end goal, right? But, what exactly is that goal?
So, you must identify your goal and intention first, meaning what do you want to achieve and how do you see yourself getting there?
Anticipate what you will feel along the way, the obstacles you’ll go up against, and the feeling you will get when you reach your goal. Make sure you write this all down.
STEP 2: Gather all of your supplies
You may have some of the things you need already lying around the house (especially if you have kids):
- Posterboard (lots of dollar stores are starting to carry posterboard now)
- Glue or push pins
- Markers, pens, colored pencils, paint
- Colorful or plain construction paper
- Magazines or books that can be cut up
STEP 3: Make space to be creative
Put on some music, clear the floor or a big table, and get to vision boarding (yes, it’s now a verb)!
Make sure you are comfortable so there is nothing holding your creative juices from flowing. Remember, you want to be free and full of positive energy when making your vision board. I mean, this board is supposed to help shape your future.
STEP 4: Choose motivation and inspiration
You want to choose inspirational and motivational images and words. You can even use your own photos if you choose. The point is to use anything that will inspire you. You will be putting the board where you can see it every day. Don’t use anything that has any negativity about it or that will make you feel unmotivated about your goals.
STEP 5: Arrange, then paste or tape
Once you have all the images, words, letters, and anything else you are using, arrange them all on your board by just laying everything down first. Step back and admire your work. Rearrange the board as you see fit.
Really look at everything and swap out images and/or whatever else with different ones if needed. When you are happy with how everything is laid out, then go ahead and either glue or tape everything to the board. NOTE: you may want to use tape. As you glance at your vision board on a daily basis, if you notice that something is getting you down when you look at it you can easily remove it and replace it with something more uplifting.
STEP 6: Display it proudly
Place your vision board somewhere you will easily see it every day. You can choose to put it where only you will see it or other people will see it, too, the choice is up to you. Great places to hang your vision board are: your hallway, your bedroom, your office, your kitchen, your bathroom.
STEP 7: Take notes along the way
Buy a journal and as you go along your journey, jot down any feelings you have on a daily basis as well as how you feel when you glance at your vision board. Going back to step 5, if you feel one of the things you put on your vision board is discouraging you instead of encouraging you, then go ahead and remove it and replace it with something more positive. Bottom line: your board should always keep you inspired.
Have you ever made a vision board?