I recently went live on my Facebook page talking about creating your vision for the future. In the live, I touched on vision boards just a little bit. As the day continued, I found myself thinking of different ways to create a visual vision board as a reminder of how you want your future to work. I thought I’d share some of my ideas with you today in case they can help you think outside of the box just a little.
When it comes to the future, it’s great to have a visual reminder of our vision. This visual is a great way to stay focused and motivated. When I hear the term vision board, I often think of a poster board covered in magazine cut outs. While this is a great way to display your vision, it’s not the only way. In fact, I’ve come up with ten different ways that you can display your vision in your daily life. You can use just one of these methods or combine a few to make an your reminder even more powerful.
Let’s start by talking about the classic collage method of making a vision board. For this method, it’s best to gather magazines, pictures, and other paper scraps. Then, you cut out things related to how you see your future and arrange them on the poster board or paper in front of you. (I highly recommend laying everything out before you glue it on!) When you’re finished cutting and arranging your photos, quotes, and other items, it’s time to glue everything down. Then, you find a place to display your vision board!
A journal is a great way to stay motivated for your vision. I suggest dedicating the cover or first page to a visual reminder of your future. (You could use the collage method mentioned above.) From there, you can gather odds and ends that remind you of your vision on the different pages. These odds and ends could be quotes, scraps of paper, pictures, magazine cut outs, etc. A vision journal (or scrapbook) is a great way to stay motivated by constantly revisiting your vision and goals.
Maybe pictures aren’t your thing. I personally believe in the power of words. That’s why I feel quotes are a great way to inspire you to stay on track towards your vision. You can display quotes in a variety of ways. You can also choose to incorporate them into your collage by combining the power of words with the power of pictures.
Not very crafty but still want to display pictures as a reminder of what you’re working on? I recommend buying a collage picture frame to use for your vision board. Collage frames tend to have multiple spots for photos. Then, you can display a handful of photos that relate to your goals in each of the spots provided.
Are you looking for something a bit more portable? Something that’s electronic? A Pinterest vision board might be perfect for you! With this vision board, all you have to do is make a new board on Pinterest and title it “Vision Board.” (You can always be more creative with the title.) You can choose whether it’s a public or secret board. Then, start pinning things that remind you of what you want your future to look like. You can revisit this board anytime you need a reminder of what you’re working on.
The classic collage board is a great way to make a vision board, but it can also be big and cumbersome. That’s where the cover (or first page) of your planner, a journal, or binder can be helpful. Use this space as the canvas for your vision board. Turn it into a collage or reminder page of everything that you’re working on. If you’re not a fan of pictures, you could always write out your vision in big letters as a reminder.
Have a few key photos or pictures that remind you of your vision? Then this might just be the perfect display for you! Simply grab a string, two push pins, and some clothespins. (I love the mini ones.) Hang the string on a wall using the push pins. (I recommend the space above your work zone.) Then, use the clothespins to display your reminders. The great thing about this display is that you can change out the photos and reminders as your vision grows and changes.
Perhaps drawing or painting is more your thing. You can use your art as a way to display your vision. I can’t tell you exactly how to do this one without knowing your vision first. I can tell you that you can create a piece of art (on a canvas or other medium) that will remind you of that vision. Perhaps it’s by drawing a picture or painting a design as a reminder. Your piece of art will vary depending on your skills and the vision of the future you have in your head.
Almost any of these methods can be turned into a piece of your décor. A simple frame can turn your vision board into a piece of your décor. If you’re displaying your vision board somewhere in your room or home, then I highly recommend making it fit in as a piece of your décor. This will insure that it lasts through the year and doesn’t get hidden away in a closet somewhere.
Your phone and computer is something you look at often. Why not turn them into a vision board of their own by displaying it as your wallpaper? There are two ways you can achieve this. The first is by simply taking a picture of your vision board (assuming you already used one of the other methods) and saving it as your wallpaper. The second is to create a collage or visual using a design program and save it as your wallpaper. This could be done use photos, quotes, or a combination of the two. The great thing about setting your vision board as your background is that you’ll see it often, which is a great way to stay focused and on track.
It doesn’t really matter which method you choose as your way of displaying your vision. Each one is powerful in it’s own unique way. I do feel that it’s important to create a visual reminder of what you’re working on as a way to stay motivated each and every day. I highly recommend keeping your vision board in a place where you’ll see it every day. You could also display multiple reminders of your vision throughout your home and internet space.
Do you have a vision board? What does it look like? If you don’t have one, which one of these methods appeals to you the most? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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