There has been a lot of chatter lately about vision boards. Have you made one? A vision board, or dream board, is exactly what it sounds like… a board that illustrates your life goals. It is a great tool to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on specific goals you want to accomplish. There are no rules to making a vision board, which makes it fun, but here are a few things to help you with the process of making your vision board.
The main thing to remember is to be intentional in creating your board. You want it to be meaningful. In other words don’t just start adding pictures and cutting out cute quotes from magazines, and think you’ve created a vision board. There is a process to go through to make sure that your board serves its purpose, which is to visually remind you of your life’s ambitions.
To get in the right positive frame of mind, reflect on what you have already accomplished this year. Then think about where you want to be by the end of the year, or even five years from now. Do you have a favorite quote, Bible verse, or song lyrics that might inspire you? All of these things would be great to add to your board to keep you motivated.
The next step is to write down areas of your life that you want to improve on, grow in, or build up. One way to help with this process is to take a look at these specific areas of your life: spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, occupationally, and financially. Do you want to improve on any of these areas in your life? Write down what you want to accomplish and steps that you can do to reach your end result. Then think of some bucket list items that you would love to try to check off in the next year. Have you always wanted to travel out of the country? Pick your destination, and find a fun picture, and add it to your board.
The last step is to gather your materials for your board and have fun creating. You can use magazines, print pictures, use scrapbooking supplies, or you can even draw or paint your ideas. Make this your “me time”, relax and create a vision board that will make you smile when you pass by it everyday. Your board should push you and motivate you to make the impossible possible, so display your board proudly in a place that you will see often. If you have tips on making a vision board, add them below, or if you have made one and would like to share a picture, we would love to see it!