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At the beginning of every year, I like to take time to reevaluate my life with and audit, set goals, and get pumped for the new year. Part of that process includes creating a vision board.
In this post, I am going to walk you through why you should make a vision board and how to make one. If you want to see a video version of this post, scroll down to the bottom to watch my YouTube video.
Why should I make a vision board?
A vision board is a visual representation of your goals and dreams. Every time you look at your board, you are giving yourself a little reminder to work toward your dream life.
It’s important to note the work part of the last sentence. Creating a board and simply wishing for your dream life, isn’t going to get you anywhere. Your board is not a wishing star but rather a tool to help you direct your focus to things you want in life.
4 Steps To Creating Your Vision Board
Now that you understand why having a board is important, let’s jump into the actual process of making one!
1. Have a vision.
The first step in making your board is having a vision for your life. I know that thinking about the future can be a bit overwhelming. But it is really important and it really isn’t that hard to do.
Creating a vision for your life is just reflecting on what your ideal life would look like. It isn’t set in stone. Your vision can change. So don’t let the vision part of this process scare you.
The more specific the vision the better. But if you only have a vague idea of what you want that is okay. Some direction is better than no direction at all.
2. Pick where you are going to put your board.
The next thing you want to do is pick a space for your board. You’ll want to make sure it is someplace you can see it since that is the entire point! You also need to know where you are going to put it so you can make sure it fits. You don’t want to make a giant poster-sized board to find it doesn’t fit in the spot.
3. Pick your images.
This is where the fun part starts. When it comes to picking images, you will want them to be as specific as possible. For example, I have the exact SUV I am wanting to save for, down to the color and the upgrades. I even photoshopped an image showing the number of subscribers I want to have on YouTube. You could do a savings or income goal if that is more your thing. For the rest of my images, I went through my collection magazines and I printed a few pictures from Pinterest.
4. Put your board together!
Now that you have your images selected, it is time to put your board together.
Before I started gluing my pictures to the board, I took some time to arrange them. Doing that allowed me to make sure I liked how my board looked before I glued the images down.
Once you have figured out where you want your images to go, it is time to break out the glue stick or tape. Make sure you get the edges of your images covered so they stick to your board and don’t lift up.
If you don’t want to make a DIY board, you could totally make a collage on your computer. You could print it out and frame it or you could keep it digital. If you go the digital route, one option is to make the image your desktop background. But don’t forget that you need to keep your board where you can see it.
As I mentioned, I did create a YouTube video for this post, which I will include. One of my goals for the year is to grow my channel, so I would love it if you would subscribe.