Five Tips for Creating the Perfect Vision Board
tips to Create your Perfect Vision Board
Making a Vision Board should be a fun and inspiring experience, however for many who embark on their first ever Board, the process can be confusing and time-consuming. Ain't nobody got time for that. The following guidelines can be used to help you make your perfect Vision Board in a stress-free and time-sensitive environment. Let's get started...
1. Play to your Strengths (on and offline)
Vision Boards are traditionally images pinned onto a cork board or similar, but if you're more comfortable on a computer than you are with a pair of scissors, get creative online. There are tonnes of free programmes such as Canva and PicMonkey that make it simple to create and edit Vision Boards digitally, which can later be downloaded and printed. Similarly, if you shine with crafting and getting your hands dirty (to some extent), go traditional and get snipping.
2. Go for Goal
If you're unsure where to begin when making your Vision Board, grab your Goals or Bucket List to get started. Reading through what you want to achieve is a great way to engage the mind as to how your life will look when you've reached your milestones. Using this inspiration, start searching for images that will represent how you'll be living and save everything that jumps out at you.
3. Winning Words
As well as using images, a Vision Board is most powerful when complimented with punchy relevant words to concrete your goals. Look for phrases or positive association words to give your pictures even more meaning. Remember, it doesn't have to make sense to anyone else who may see it, your Board just has to be understood by you. So don't worry if your words seem odd or disjointed - just make them work for you!
4. Double up
If you find yourself quickly filling up your Board with cut-outs, consider whether you may benefit from having a separate Board for an important aspect of your life with several large goals of its own. For example, many find it useful to have a "personal" board with their own goals on, and a second "business" board that reflects different areas they'd like to grow in professionally.
5. Work in Progress
It's likely your goals (and Boards) will be ever-changing as you accomplish what you set out to do. So be prepared to make any changes when necessary, and know your Board is a constant work in progress. With that in mind, it's great to get into the practice of being aware of anything that inspires you, and (if possible) getting it on your Board. Keep a little file of your accomplished goal-images that no longer need to appear on your board so you can see how far you've come, and celebrate! Similarly, store anything that you think could be useful in the future to get your visual juices flowing.
The last and unofficial rule to create the perfect Vision Board is to have fuuun. It's great to put on some music, grab a glass of wine and get snipping and sticking. Enjoy!