Create your future with a vision board
Have a new goal or endeavor? Then consider spending some time reflecting on the goal and the journey ahead by making a vision board.
A vision board allows you to gather your thoughts, desires, dreams, and values in a way that helps to visually represent what you are working toward. Additionally, the vision board can act as a guiding star throughout the year. By creating a visual representation of what your internal motivation is and why you value these outcomes, you can keep it at the center of your mind and help you in your daily habits or decisions.
How do you make a vision board?
The supplies may be the easiest part of the vision board and oftentimes, more attention is spent on that portion than the actual “vision”. So take time to explore your values, be introspective on where you are and where you want to be, metaphorically and literally.
Also, consider, is this a vision you have for this year or a specific goal? Or are you considering a larger picture or span of time? These questions will help you in selecting words and images that will be relevant to your board.
For example, I generally create a vision board before each training cycle. I’ll choose a mantra and then outline images and words that help me stay centered and focused on why those 5 am workouts are so important. It’s easier to motivate myself to lace up when I see a visual reminder of the “big picture.”
However, if I was looking to create a vision board that relates to my business goals or long-term plans, those images and quotes may not be as valuable to keep my eyes on the prize, long-term plans.
Ready to get started?
Carve out some time to think about what the overview of the vision board should be after you ponder some of your goals.
Then you can gather your supplies. What you will need –
- A poster board (you can get these from the local pharmacy, grocery store, or big box store. Or order online.
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- Glue stick or tape
- Magazines or images relevant to your vision
- Stickers, glitter, bedazzled gems are optional.
Also, consider thinking out of the “board”, meaning if you can still harness your vision in other ways. You can decoupage, draw on a canvas, or create a shadowbox. Make it something you will enjoy keeping and displaying. Want more ideas? Check them out here >>
Get started and don’t worry about being perfect. Have fun with it! Still, need a bit more guidance or not sure where to start? Sign up to receive a downloadable, printable starter kit.
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