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Creating Your Vision Board


Creating a vision board is a super simple, fun activity that will bring out your creative inner child. It's a simple and straightforward process that requires no specific skills. Best of all, most of the materials needed are probably available in your home and if not, cost very little to buy.

Materials you need

  • Any type of board- regular poster board, a corkboard or a magnetic board. 20-30 inches is a good size.

  • Glue stick, tape, pins or magnetic holders depending on the type of board you're using.

  • Scissors

  • Colored markers, glitter, stickers, bits of ribbon or other decorating materials of your choice. These are totally optional. You're free to make your vision board as simple or as decorative as you like.

  • Magazines

  • Personal photos of yourself, friends, or places.

  • Internet images. Again, this is optional but keep in mind that you will need a color printer for these

Create your vision board by attaching images and quotes related to your vision and embellish it with the decorations of your choice.

Images and quotes

What kinds of images and quotes should you add to your vision board? Basically, anything that inspires you! Here are a few tips to help you along.

Your photos should clearly reflect your goal or future vision. For example, photos of beautiful houses with pretty lawns if your goal is to buy a house.

If your dream is to travel to France, perhaps images of the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, the Louvre, and French cuisine are perfect. You can also add quotes about the beauty of Paris and so on.

You can also include images that reflect the steps required to realize your vision. If your goal is to become a doctor, images of medical schools or medical degrees can be used, as well as images of graduating students. If the goal is a new car, you can add images of cash or write down the sum you need to save for your new car.

Remember to choose positive, motivating, and inspiring words and quotes that will work as an affirmation of your goal.

Positioning your images

There's no right or wrong way to arrange images. Just let your creative instinct guide you. There are no set rules for the number of images you can use.

Some people prefer to create a jumbled collage with their images while others prefer to divide their boards into sections, with each representing a different vision. Some people opt for a limited number of photos while others like their board overflowing with images.

In short, be as messy, organized, minimalist or elaborate as you like. The goal is that your vision board should fire up your motivation and excitement when you look at it.

Personalizing your vision board

Adding your personal touch is key for making your vision board a perfect reflection of your dreams. Here are some suggestions:

  • Add photos of yourself.

  • Add mementos that reflect your journey such as photos of degrees you've earned or awards that you've won, which affirm progress towards your goal.

  • Add photos of events such as a graduation or wedding that speak to your goals and represent important milestones.

  • Write personalized messages to yourself to keep up your motivation.

That's it - you are now ready to start making your vision board. Grab the stuff you need, find a spacious work surface and enjoy!


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