Vision boards are such powerful tools to remind yourself of what you want to accomplish in life! Seeing these images daily helps inspire you and reinforce your desire to go after your goals. Personally, I’ve been creating vision boards for years now and it’s crazy to look back and see how many things you actually do accomplish by utilizing them ! I generally do it at the start of the new year, but it’s never too late to begin manifesting your dream life. So, we’ve created a guide to creating your vision board in just a few easy steps.
Step 1: Decide if you want to make a virtual or physical vision board
I’ve tried both and I love both for different reasons! The process of cutting our photos and hanging them up on a corkboard or your wall for a physical vision board is such a fun creative process, but I also adore the ease of a virtual vision board. Choose whichever feels better to you!
If you decide to make a physical vision board, you’ll need a blank space on your wall or a cork board to pin your images to.
For a virtual vision board, you can use Pinterest boards or make a collage! I personally save images to a Pinterest board and choose my favorites to create a collage that becomes my laptop background. This way, I see my goals everyday!
Step 2: Decide what you want to accomplish
Your vision board can have separate sections for your skin care goals, fashion goals, love life goals, etc. or you can put everything together in a big collage - totally up to you! I begin by writing down what I want to do, accomplish, and feel in this new year. I think “What would the best version of myself look like, eat like, and do?” This is a great way to figure out what is important to you. For example, my vision board includes images of healthy meals, camping trips, fun makeup looks, home decor, outfit ideas, and pictures that just make me feel good.
*Feel free to also add in quotes that inspire you. I personally prefer just images, but quotes are a great way to set your intention with your vision board!
Step 3: Gather your images + inspiration
This is the fun part! I love Pinterest because of the abundance of content - you can find a picture or a quote for anything! This is where your list of what you want to do, accomplish, eat, look like, etc. really comes to life. Search these things into Pinterest, on Instagram, look through your own photos, or simply cut out images from magazines! As I’ve mentioned, I love saving these images to Pinterest. I create a board for each year (this year’s is so creatively titled “2021”) that I add to throughout the year. This allows me to keep the pictures and quotes easily organized, and also update my vision board if I want to.
Here’s a screenshot of my Pinterest board. Everyone’s boards will look different, which is part of the reason this is so fun.
Step 4: Create your board
Now that you have all of your images, let’s turn them into a vision board! If you’re creating a physical board, organize your images on a document, and print and cut them out. If you’re creating a visual board, you can either just save them to a Pinterest board and let that be your vision board, or you can save the images to your computer to create a collage. There is no right or wrong way to do this - which is another reason I love it!
For physical boards, once your images are all cut out, arrange them how you want on a corkboard, wall, poster board - whatever you have access to. You can organize them into rows and columns, or you can go for a more eclectic, collage-style approach and overlap them. Once you’re done arranging, tape, glue, or pin the images down and you’re all set! Put your vision board in a place where you will see it every. single. day.
For virtual collage boards, I like to drag all of my images into a blank Google Slides template. It’s the perfect size to make a desktop background, which is what I prefer. Arrange your images how you like and then download the page as a JPEG or PNG. Once it’s saved to your computer, you can make it your desktop background! Then, you’ll see it everyday when you use your computer.
Here’s what mine looks like, for reference:
You can see that some of my goals are to eat food that fuels me, spend time in nature, get another tattoo, wear fun outfits and try new makeup looks, journal, and be creative. I like to stick with a color scheme (everything has a neutral/green tone in it), but that’s optional.
Step 5: Accomplish your goals!
You will notice how inspired you feel when you can see your goals in front of you everyday! Check back in 6 months or a year, and you’ll be shocked at how many things you’ve already accomplished from your vision board. Now go and create, my loves!