Why Create a Vision Board?
Well because, it's fun of course! Ok, all joking aside, creating a vision board is one of the best things you can do to help achieve your goals and be intentional about what you are trying to do and create in a year or in life. Having a visual that you spend positive energy creating will help set your mind in the right direction. What you focus on you attract and cultivate. Here are my steps to creating a vision board. You can do this monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Setting aside time to create a vision board will without a doubt help you achieve your goals.
Set aside at least 3 hours for this activity of thinking about your future, your dreams and your goals. Your future is worth it. Put it in your calendar and block off the time, your future self will thank you.
- Journal or notebook
- favorite pen
- Poster board
- lots and lots of old magazines (I find it helps to have magazines on things I'm actually interested in. For me it's Bella and Grace, Mindful, Flow, Yoga Journal, Travler, etc. ect.)
- Glue Sticks
- Candle to help set the mood
- cuppa tea or coffee
- soothing playlist
1st Set the mood. Clear off a table and gather your supplies. Light a candle, grab your beverage of choice, and turn the music on low. Setting up a soothing space around you will help foster creativity. Here's what's on my vision boarding play list...
Play list includes:
2nd Spend time thinking about your goals, dreams and aspirations. Here are a few prompts that you can take 30 minutes to an hour to marinate on. Use a few or all of these prompts, they will help you narrow your focus and pull out your intentions.
- What do you want to cultivate or accomplish in your life over the next 10 years, 5 years, 2 years and, 1 year?
- What do you want to achieve in each of the following Category's: Passion, Career, Spirituality, Community, Home, and Family?
- How do you want to feel this year?
- Do you have a theme for the year?
- Write out your perfect day start to finish, how do you want to feel? What would you eat, what music would you listen to, would you be at home or at work? Would you see friends or family? Would you be spending time with others or alone. What season would it be? Would you be living where you are?
3rd Go Through your pile of magazines pulling out pictures, words and quotes that align with your vision, dreams and goals. Make a big pile. You might even want to create a folder for the images and words. What you don't use here could always be used for art journaling later.
4th Once you have enough images and words that align with your dreams and visions begin laying them out and glueing them onto the poster board. I like to lay everything out first. My process is large images first, then fill in with smaller images and then words and quotes over top. You might find a process that works better for you.
5th Hang your Vision Board in a place that you will see it every day. Try to pause with it for a few seconds every day. Linger on it and think about what you can do today to help achieve those goals and dreams.