Vision boards are a great way to visualize your dreams and goals, but it can be hard to come up with vision board ideas.
Most people have a hard time creating their vision board because they’re not sure what goes on it. They end up writing down all their big goals or wishes, but this isn’t the best way to create a successful vision board.
This post is a step-by-step process that will help you figure out what things you want in your life and how they relate to each other.
Then walk you through creating your own vision board with some easy tips that really work! You’ll also find great ideas for images and quotes that inspire greatness within each section of your vision board plan. There’s true joy and reward from designing a powerful vision board.
Make Time to Focus on YOU
As Moms, you often get so caught up in the everyday hustle of life that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.
You know when your kid’s doctor’s physical, sports, and needs are all taken care of but when someone asks when the last time you have a physical, you stop and think.
I know because I get it…currently my eye doctor is hounding me to get a check-up, but I am like I don’t have time for that when there is so much to do.
We can’t be so busy that we don’t take the time out to drill down to our own needs and desires or hone in on our goals.
Create a Vision Board geared to What you Want your Life to Look Like
What is your Why?
Well, this year I promise myself to do more for me too and to love me too. And one thing that has to help me dream big and push towards my goals is my WHY.
See your Why is the reason the goal is the end line and the little this in-between helps you get there like your vision board, affirmations, support groups, and grit.
"Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit".- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Start by Setting your Goals
But the goals you need to set must be bigger than physical objects. You want to be sure the reason for setting goals gives you the end result you are looking for.
Don’t just say “I want 1 million dollars so I can be rich”. Instead, ” I would like to money to provide the tools I need to be happy, balanced, and have freedom.”
See people believe that money would provide happiness, but you must understand what makes you happy in the first place.
To be even more clear what is it you are looking for in your life and how will you know when you’re happy?
A vision board is an easier way to tap into the life you want to live without only determining a dollar amount or only physical attainments.
Tap Into Your Core Values
Another thing you need to do when you’re making a vision board is figuring out what your values are.
This is more than just the physical objects that you want, these are the things that makeup who you are and what makes you happy.
For example, if my core values include health, love, and freedom.
Then my vision board would reflect the things that are important to me.
Health: I value staying healthy so I can continue living and pursuing my life’s purpose. Love: I value love because without it we would be lost and feel unfulfilled. Freedom: I value freedom so we can pursue our dreams and lead fulfilling lives. I would add an image and quotes that taps into each feeling.
To put this into perspective, I am creating a board that represents MY dream and not society’s goals.
Creating a vision board is the best way to express your true self you’re actually building something that puts your wants, needs, and desires in the forefront so you can create your dream life.
The best way to tap into your core values is by listing them out on paper and put 5-10 that truly resonate with you.
Note: If Your Vision Doesn’t Include You, It’s Not a True Purpose: Everyone wants happiness and success but how many actually take the time to figure out what will make themselves happy?
When it comes down to it, most people are too busy focusing on everyone else rather than themselves.
This is an important step because if your goal isn’t something you want why would you do it? How could you manifest it? How can you create a happy life when you are not on your OWN path?
Need Help finding your true self? Read How to find your passion & Purpose
Get Clear on Your Purpose
It is impossible to be clear on what you want if you don’t know what you value and the purpose.
If you don’t know your purpose in life then use the board to bring clarity.
This is what makes your board powerful & effective. It’s a representation of the things that are important to you outside and within.
Once you have your list this is the fun part.
What is a Vision Board and How Does it Work?
A vision board is a process of creating a place with pictures, images, and affirmations to help you drive intention to your life and narrow down your desires. It helps you map out a clear direction.
By simply investing your time to create a vision board, you are also visualizing your future. Some people also refer to it as a dream board or goal board.
A vision board is a constant reminder of your life goals, and the collage helps motivate and inspire you to attain those goals.
Your dreamboard may be used to represent financial abundance. Or a Spiritual connection you may be trying to obtain.
It’s used in the Law Of Attraction.
Why Should You make a Vision Board?
Making a vision board is a powerful way to take all the things you want in life and focus on the ones that really make a difference. So you can define and obtain the keys to success.
You can create one large board for your overall life or have boards for different sections of your life.
For example, you may have one for Career, which will have words like Boss, freedom to work anywhere, and images of a home office.
The things on the board reflect how you want the career aspect of your life to look.
Or you can base your manifestation board on a timeframe. So you may create one every year or every three years.
I recommend creating a vision board that doesn’t span out over three years because once you start acquiring the things off the board, then the board is done.
So if in 1 year you manifest the entire board then you can create another one next year.
Furthermore, you want to be proud of yourself, so seeing your accomplishments come true would boost your confidence.
The basic idea of this strong technique of focusing on your life in these specifics is to call the universe’s attention to your aspirations. And, most importantly, remove any negative energy from your existence. And use visualization because it helps navigate things towards you.
Determine Your Vision Board Categories
There are various ways to create a vision board. So start with determining what you want your board to represent. Here are a few vision board ideas for different aspects of your life.
Then decide how many boards you want and the timeframe.
Do you want a board every year, three years, or the ultimate dream board? Is it topic-based or general?
Either way, the board should be in a place that you can see often.
Vision Board Ideas + Inspirations
Here are some goal boards that can help inspire you when designing your board. This uses a poster board and tons of inspiring words and uses magazine images that give a visual representation of what she wants her life to look like.
You can create a vision board with a poster board. Foamboard, corkboard, or bullet journal.
Image from Amazer
I love how this book is visually pleasing and adds words to the board to reflect the mood of her ideal life.
My Inspirational Vision Board Story
My goal board was made in 2019. And I’ve already completed the majority of the items on this board, as of right now.
- I paid off my college loan debt in 2020.
- Left my job and become my own Boss.
- Moved into a new home with a Home office
- Designed our dream kitchen and home
- Obtained over 30,000 views to get into Mediavine (an ad company)
- Help others learn how to dig deep and go after their dreams
- Create a Course I am her: Unchained, Focused & Centered
- Sale items on my Etsy store
- Spend time with Family and took a trip to Universal And Disney Cruise ( several times)
- Established loving relationships
- Ok I don’t have a 2 pack but let’s blame quarantine lol
Cork Board Vision Board
A cork board is a great way to manifest your dreams. It’s simple, affordable, and easy to use.
Bullet Journal Vision Board Version
Super cool to have a bullet journal a quick way to glance at it when planning your day.
How Long Does it take to make a Vision Board?
You can create a DIY vision board in a little as a couple of hours.
Vision Board for kids Example
I got my 5-year-old daughter her own vision board so she can cut, glue, and set goals with me.
It was a fun bonding time, and it let me see what her goals were and the things she focused on.
She loves gymnastics, so I printed out some gymnastic silhouettes of girls doing different poses! And I went to the dollar store to grab some girl boss stickers for her board.
Ok so, here is what you need to DIY a vision board:
What you Need to for DIY Vision Board:
- Any kind of board, poster, notebook
- Include pictures of things that make you happy or sparks joy in your life ( can be home photos)
- Old Magazines or other printed material ( I used the internet and vision board words)
- Tape, glue, pins (depending on the type of the board)
- Arts and Crafts (Markers, stickers, crayons, decorative elements to make it nice)
- Write down the words and phrases that represent what you want out of life
- Quotes and affirmations that make you feel special
- Decorations, stickers, and art paper for your vision board
- Add symbols for things such as a new job or a new house
Where to Buy a Vision Board & Accessories
There are many places to help you make a vision board. The Dollar Store has an art and craft aisle with many stickers, poster boards, crayons, and markers for $1.
But, if you do not have the time or don’t live near a dollar store, then Walmart, Etsy, and Amazon are great choices.
Other places that would have beautiful art supplies would be Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joanne Fabric.
It may be easier to have a list created before you go to the store.
Read: Vision Board Supplies You Need To Make Beautiful Board in 2022 for the complete list of supplies needed for your physical board .
Hang your Finished Vision Board somewhere Visible so it can Motivate you Every Day
After you have finished your vision board, hang it in a place where you will see it often. This could be in your bedroom, office, or any other place where you spend a lot of time. Seeing your vision board every day will help to motivate and inspire you to achieve your goals.
Check out these free printable vision board quotes.
Digital Dream Board Examples
Making your vision board online, on the other hand, has pros and cons.
You won’t have to look for supplies, and you will save tons of time. But, you will need to make sure it’s somewhere you can see it often, or you will forget about it.
I created a vision board online using Canva.
It was fun and took about 30 mins to drop and drag images onto my vision board template board. It is by far my best way to create vision boards.
Pinterest Inspiration Board
You can also create a Pinterest vision board and keep it a secret. I actually used the images I found on Pinterest placed them on my poster board.
Now I have several motivational vision boards.
Phone Wallpaper for Manifesting
We always have our phone with us, and we certainly check it a thousand times a day. So it makes sense to put it in someplace so that your subconscious mind can quickly bring it into manifestation.
Tips on How to use Your New Powerful Dreamboard Effectively
Now that you know how to make one, you need to focus on how a vision board works.
Look at your dream board as often as possible so you can get inspired and start setting goals to accomplish it.
Use visualization techinques by thinking of things as if they already happened.
Practice reading your daily affirmations and inspirational words aloud.
Picture yourself on the trip, at that job, with the new love.
Ask, Receive, Believe
Always show gratitude
Be mindful and reward yourself for the accomplishment you have made
Wrap up with some Final Thoughts about The Benefits of Creating a Powerful Vision Board for Yourself
Remember you are powerful and can change your life.
The vision board is a powerful tool that helps you create what you want in life by putting it right in front of your eyes. It’s an easy way to visualize and focus on what you want so that it becomes real for you.
We all have dreams, goals, and desires but sometimes we don’t know how to get there or even where to start! With our vision boards, we help people find their path towards success by helping them visualize their goals with images they love. The goal is simple – make the world a better place one person at a time through positive thinking and visualization.
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