Vision Board: What it is and How it Works
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently researching vision boards while I work on my own. I’m going to share exactly what a vision board is and how it works.
What the heck is a vision board?
I’m glad you asked. If you haven’t heard of a vision board, it’s essentially a visual tool that you create to help you focus on achieving your goals and dreams. This can be related to work, your personal life, family, etc.
There are a few ways you can create one, whether it’s electronically, or the good old fashioned way with a poster board. Think about Pinterest, it allows you to pin your favorite pictures/links to a board you create. You can use Pinterest to do this, but it’s important you have it on display where you’ll see it every day (we’ll get to that soon).
Vision board prep
Before you create your vision board, you’ll need to do some prep work. Set aside 30 minutes to brainstorm what you want on your board. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is my vision board for one aspect of my life or multiple?
- What goals am I trying to achieve that I want to display on my vision board?
- Where am I going to find the pictures and/or quotes I’d like on my board?
- Where will I display my vision board so that I will see it every day?
It’s ok to not limit yourself to one aspect of your life, you’ll just want to keep it organized on your board. Don’t limit yourself on your goals either, if you can think it, you can achieve it! Be as specific as you can when creating goals. The more focused, the better the outcome.
I would suggest creating a vision board the good old fashioned way – on paper! You’ll need the following supplies before you get started:
- Magazines (or a printer and computer for images)
- White poster board (or whatever similar material/size you prefer)
- Pens, markers, crayons, etc
Although it’s fun to cut images out of magazines, it’s best if you have a printer. I personally like using Pinterest to find images that speak to me. The more precise you can be, the better! Try to stay as far away from generic images as you can. If you want to be an olympic runner, go online and find one! Don’t just use a picture of someone on a casual run. If you stay too generic, it will be easy to lose focus or cut corners on your goals.
So I make one vision board and I’m done, right?
Many people think you only create a vision board once and you’re done. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only good to review yours periodically, but it’s also best to create a new one once you have achieved your goals from your first board…Yes! People do this!
Save any former boards so you can look back and reflect on your accomplishments. You can create these at any age and any stage of your life.
Have you created a vision board? I’d love to see yours. Post yours and tag @bossgalarmy on social media or email me a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m in the process of mine and I can’t wait to share it with you! Check back here for updates.
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