This past weekend I decided to make a vision board to stay focused on my long – term goals. More and more people are using these creative tools to help their minds prepare for a successful future. Vision boards are fun and easy to make! Here’s what I came up with for my personal goals:
This was so fun to create – I just googled images for my board, but you can use magazine trimmings, flyers, or even real objects or materials like lace and ribbon! Use whatever fits you and your vision best.
Here’s how to do it:
- Pick a board. I used a piece of foam board that went with the color scheme in my bedroom, because that’s where I was planning to hang it. You can use poster bored, cardboard, or anything you can fit in a frame.
- Select a frame. I chose silver. Make sure you trim the board first if you have to, making sure it fits in the frame.
- Gather your images. Flip through magazines, or print out images from online that best describe your goals. I chose both phrases and words for mine.
- Trim your words and pictures to fit your board. I considered doing more of an overlapping collage, but for me personally, I tend to feel like my thinking is affected when my environment is cluttered or too busy looking.
- Glue Them Into Place. Arrange all of your pieces to exactly where you want them. Play around with the spacing or decide which pictures and phrases will overlap for a collage. I used a wrinke – free glue stick.
- Hang your board! Hang it somewhere that you will see it most often. Take a minute to imagine how each goal actually feels to accomplish. Imagine yourself in that new house or at that new job. Having the images constantly in front of you will keep your mind preparing to meet those goals. That’s why I chose my bedroom…my board is the last thing I see before I fall asleep and the first thing I see when I wake up.
I have heard many success stories from people who have made their visions boards, and years later they are living in that house they chose, have the career they wanted, they are driving the car they had their hearts set on, and numerous other accomplishments. You can make this a solo project for yourself, or invite pals over and have a vision board party! I’m so excited to see what the future holds and how many goals I can reach in the next few years. A question for my readers: Have you ever made a vision board? If so please share by emailing a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll post them on the site! Wishing you all much success in your endeavors!