5 Tips for Creating a Vision Board

Every year I make resolutions and goals for the New Year. 2018 was no different. What was different is that I wanted to put my vision on paper. Specifically - on a board. 

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I wanted to go beyond just making a list of goals in my journal.

It just so happened that Jasmine Shaw, Marketing & Brand Strategist of Hello Barbie Online (IG: @hellobarbie) was having a vision board party. What is better than making a vision board? Making one with like-minded people!

I signed up with no hesitation and had so much fun listening to everyone’s stories and goals. I prefer to create a vision board within the first week of the New Year so that I can set the tone for my entire year. However, that does not mean it is too late to create one. So gather some supplies and get to work!

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I signed up with no hesitation and had so much fun listening to everyone’s stories and goals. I prefer to create a vision board within the first week of the New Year so that I can set the tone for my entire year. However, that does not mean it is too late to create one. So gather some supplies and get to work!

Here are my 5 tips for making a vision board:

1. Use all kinds of magazines. It is actually kind of hard to find pictures to represent your goals and desires. The more magazines you have and the more variation you have the more likely you will be able to find the perfect images and wording for your board. Include fashion magazines, home décor magazines, cooking magazines, men’s magazines, fitness magazines, etc. The more variety, the better!

 

2. Make a list of your goals before you get started. Creating a list in advance will help you focus what you want to put on your vision board. This helps you stay organized and focused. It also makes it a little easier to find things that represent your goals and vision as you flip through magazines.

 

3. Allow room for inspiration. Making a list of your goals is helpful, but you should also allow for inspiration. You may be inspired by what you see in a magazine and want to include it in your vision. Keep an open mind to allow for blessings you had not even thought about!

 

4. Place your finished vision board where you can see it. The whole point of making a vision board is making it visual and referring to it all the time. Place it somewhere prominently in your home where you will see it. Move it to a different place every month or so. Just like a picture on the wall, you can start to overlook it. Moving it around the house will keep it fresh in your mind.

 

5. Invite your friends over to create a vision board. Not only is this more fun, but you can share your vision with your friends. This creates accountability and you can all encourage each other throughout the year and celebrate successes when they happen.

Have you ever made a vision board? What was your experience? What did you love about it? Leave your comments below!

Xo,
Melissa