So you’re running out of ideas of things to do at home while in isolation! Have no fear- we’ve got a goodie for you… Vision boards! Before we get into ways to make a vision board, let’s talk about the importance of having a vision board!
The whole idea around vision boards is that they help you to visualize what you want in life. By simply seeing it and envisioning your dreams every day, this puts your goals out into the universe and helps keep you focused on achieving them. Yes, the hard work still needs to be put in, but the vision board is a helpful tool to help get you there faster!
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. You have probably heard of the law of attraction and how it can form your entire life simply through your thoughts. By visualizing and looking at your vision board every day, you are fueling the law of attraction!
The first step in creating your vision board is deciding HOW you want to make your vision board. We’ve narrowed it down to 3 easy ways to make a vision board:
1. Make a physical version
You can use whatever sort of material tickles your fancy for a physical vision board. Some prefer a sheet of cardboard, while others pick a pretty push-pin board that matches their home decor. Whatever board you go with as your base, the next step is getting images onto your board that speaks to you. You can print images, draw them yourself, or cut them out of magazines. Once you have your images chosen, you simply have to glue, tape or pin them onto your vision board.
2. Go digital
The other alternative is a digital vision board. You can use any editing software available on your devices- Word, Powerpoint, InDesign, etc. Some people make their digital vision board their desktop background or phone lock image so that they easily see it every day. For a digital version, the biggest pro is that it’s easier to get the exact images you want for your vision board, as all you have to do is search, copy and paste it from the internet! This makes updating your vision board much quicker.
3. Use Pinterest
For those of you who might not have access to editing software, you can simply download the Pinterest app on your phone. Pinterest makes it super easy to make vision boards. You can create multiple boards and easily organize them by category. Within the Pinterest app, you can also pull inspiration from other people, which is super helpful!
What to put on your vision board
Now that you know what type of vision board you want to make, it’s time to decide what you want your vision board to focus on. Vision boards are unique to each person, but some areas to focus on when deciding on the content of your vision board include daily affirmations and goals. You want to add images of all the types of things you want in your life, in each area of your life. For example, under the area of relationships you might want to include images of groups of girls laughing and having fun together to represent positive friendships or under career you might want to put images of professional dancers on world tours or whatever your dream profession is. Make sure you do not hold back. DREAM BIG.
Vision boards change and evolve as you do, so once you start to achieve what is on your board, update it and dream even bigger! “If you believe you can, you WILL!” Now go and let your creative juices flow!