How to Create A Vision Board for Achieving Your Life Goals
A vision board is not a new concept; however, it is still effective today. Tons of successful people still use them for several reasons—specific projects, yearly goals, business, you name it.
Vision boards are not specific to any age group or individual. It doesn’t matter your age, background, or culture. Kids can make them, as well as elders. No matter the category or age group you too can create a vision board.
Your vision board is specifically tied to you and you alone.
How to Get Started?
- Before getting started with your vision board, you will need to write out on a piece of paper what your vision is. This will be the theme of your board.
Some people make different boards specific to whatever vision, dreams, or goals that they may have. However, for the sake of this post, I will show you how to create a basic vision board for your life, dreams, and goals.
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- Now that you have the elements down that you envisioned. It’s time to look at them from a photographic point of view. It’s time to map it all out in pictures and words.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll see many others who have designed their own boards in which they share. You can see them by clicking here.
The type of board that you make is totally up to you.
I personally make 2 types of boards. I make a physical board that I keep hung on my wall. I also make a digital board that I can easily access on my phone or a electronic device I have with internet, just like the ones you see on pinterest, click here.
There a ton of ways you can create a physical vision board. I will show you 3 ways I have used to make them.
The 1st is a plain white board
A plain white board is easy to design because it comes with a blank canvas. I like to use the thick boards just in case I like to stand the board up instead of putting it on the wall. I create phrases/pictures. This can be done with magazines/newspapers, old photo albums/online sources, etc.
Tape or Glue everything to your board that makes you happy. Remember, this is your board, it’s suppose to give you life, motivation, and inspiration so when you see it, you’re motivated to go forth in your dreams. So, take the proper time arranging things in a way that will inspire you to run with it.
Remember you board can include pictures, quotes, words, phrases, anything else to remind you of your dreams and goals.
The 2nd type of vision board is used with a pre-colored board
You can buy boards already that are already colored. May be you have a favorite color that just blesses you and give you life and you want it in your everyday life and vision. Get your board in that color. These boards come 1 sided or 2 sided with color. Just depends. Most colored boards are higher in cost than the white boards, however, it’s what sense for you and what is the most useful.
The 3rd type of physical vision board is with using a Corkboard.
A cork board hangs on my wall and I never have to buy another one unless it gets damaged. All I have to do is change the board when my vision changes, by adding or deleting goals and dreams. On the other hand, you can’t draw on it. So, if you’re an artsy type of person, it may kill your ability to create something very unique and special. You can find Corkboards in the same supply section at the store that you find white and color boards. The size you choose is up to you. For me, I have a nicely sized board and I fill it up with pictures and quotes I get from magazines or digital resources I find.
Stay tuned to next week where I share how to create digital vision boards.
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