Five Quick, Easy, And Fun Steps To Creating The Ultimate Vision Board
Before you get started with creating a vision board, be sure to learn more about vision boards and what you can expect. If you already know what a vision board is, here is the list of items you’ll need to get started. The links take you to each item on Amazon.
- A poster board or foam board
- Get enough for you and your closest friends and throw a vision board party
- Glue stick or tape
- A photo of yourself (preferably as a child, optional)
- Permanent markers – a few Sharpies
- A stack of old magazines (find 4 or 5 recycled ones if possible)
Step One: Make Time
Set aside about an hour to 90-minutes to begin work on the vision board. Go to a quiet room where you can concentrate for a little while without distractions.
Step Two: Relax and Visualize
Put on relaxing music. When creating my vision boards, I prefer instrumental jazz or classical. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that’s soothing yet not distracting. Then, close your eyes and just for a few minutes try to visualize your ideal life. Reflect on your most epic dreams. If you could release your limitations, what would your most fulfilling life look like?
Step Three: Gather Pieces
Cut out images from magazines that you find yourself drawn to most. If you feel attracted to a picture, then begin to immediately imagine why this can’t be possible, stop yourself and remove the self-limiting thought. No limits.
What images represent the life you want to live? I.e, if you want to travel more, you might clip photos of someone traveling in an exotic location or pictures that resemble the type of places you find most appealing. If you want to find a great romantic partner, you might cut out photos of happy couples doing activities together (for example, cooking a meal together, dancing, etc.)
Step Four: Create Your Board
Place the picture of yourself in the middle of the board (optional). Then, paste the magazine images onto your vision board. There are many ways to approach this and no single “right way.” Arrange the images your way. Either fill the board with all of your pictures or just randomly paste them all over on your board.
Step Five: Tie It Together
Using the markers, jot down your mantra or other a favorite quote or two on your board. Also just cut out single words or meaningful phrases that remind you of the life you want to live and paste them onto your vision board.
Now proudly hang or display your vision board somewhere you’re likely to see it daily and feel motivated! Some people also like to frame their vision board before hanging it up.
Use It! Milestones, Timelines, Accountability
Once you’ve completed your vision board, it’s important that you translate it into action by creating a plan that includes timelines and milestones. You should also consider working with an accountability partner or group to keep you on track and help you resolve issues that arise. Here are a few suggested tools to help you work your board into an action plan. I’ve personally used all of these and found them extremely helpful.
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