How to create the perfect vision board.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a collage of pictures, phrases, and words that represent goals and serves to motivate and inspire.
Why do we need a vision board? And why is it so important to have a vision board? It gives a clear direction of where we want to go in life or a specific area in life. It also influences our minds and actions.
Creating a vision board is fun and easy. I’ve heard of people having vision board parties and families making vision boards together. It doesn't have to be difficult or seem like a task or homework assignment.
Here are some simple steps that help me to create my vision board every year.
Step 1. Set goals for yourself in the areas of your life you want to focus on. For example, I have four areas on my board, career, love, health and fitness, and spirituality.
Step 2. What goals do you want to reach in that area? If it’s health and fitness, do you have a goal weight? Do you want to feel great and more energized every day? Do you want to include more vegetables and fruits in your diet? What does your life look like in each specific area? Write them down.
Step 3. Now for the fun part. Search for pictures and words that inspire you and motivate you. My favorite sites are Pinterest, google, and Instagram. Magazines are fine too. If you don't have a printer, try using magazines. Remember the images must resonate with you and your goal. There is no one way to do it.
Step 4. Pick your frame. I use a picture frame from my local thrift store. I prefer gold frames, but if I can’t find one that isn't the color I want, I usually buy some paint or spray paint from a craft store. In my opinion, it’s visually more pleasing to the eyes and it goes well with my other home decor. A whiteboard is fine also.
Step 5. Make your board the way you want it. There is no one way to make your board. Get creative with it.
Step 6. Display the board where you will see it every day.
Step 7. How to use your vision board. Visualize it, imagine it, and speak it into existence
Now for the tools. Most people start off with magazines, scissors, glue or tape, and a plain whiteboard. Honestly, I use three items to make my life easier. A picture frame, an HP Sprocket, it’s a peel and stick, and the internet. That's it.
Trust me it makes life easier.
When I started my vision board, I had five pictures of there. As time went on, I kept adding more pictures and words of inspiration to the board. I find myself still adding now.
What are some of the steps you take to use your vision board? How do you use your vision board? I’d love to hear. Leave a comment.