I’ve been making vision boards way before they started gaining real momentum as a trend for goal setting. Mainly just because I love arts and crafts and any excuse to sit down with an old magazine and a pair of scissors.
So I thought I would talk through my no fail method on how to make a vision board.
Firstly, what is a vision board?
If you’re wondering how to make a vision board I assume you know what one is but to clear up any doubts… A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and aspirations. It can be focussing on any area of your life from work, relationships or travel. Dream big, because… why the hell not!
When Should I Make A Vision Board?
I personally like to give them a little bit of a time stamp, my preference is to do them every 6 months but I do have one 5 year one that I made 2.5 years ago and it’s incredible watching things happen.
However, life does change quickly and in 5 years your goals can also change a lot, so 6 months is a good length of time to keep your goals fresh in your mind.
What should be included in a vision board?
When I make a vision board I tend to include these areas of my life, because they are what’s important to me. This could be different for everyone and it depends on your goals and aspirations.
You might also want to include:
- Material possession you want (like a car or yes, there is a YSL bag in mine!)
Here’s a picture of my 2022 vision board. I wanted to be more creative, be around nature, watch the sunrise in different places, travel, focus on work and be happy and healthy.
You can see what I achieved from my 2022 vision board here.
So, How Do You Make A Vision Board?
I’m going to break this down into easy to follow steps.
10 steps: How to make a vision board
- I start with a mind map (yes, I’m 12) with the word ‘goals’ in the middle. Anything I want to do in the next 6-12 months goes here.
- Dream big, because nothing is stopping you from dreaming. I like to achieve my goals because I know if I don’t it gets me down so I tend to keep mine semi-relistic but I have also read tons of books that say don’t do this, as you should dream big.
- Start pinning on Pinterest (my preference, you can just save images to your desktop) or cutting out images from magazines, anything your drawn to which fit with the goals in your mind map
- Fake it if you need to. I photoshop all sorts of images to make out I already HAVE that goal. I would love to get Our Remedy stocked on ASOS, it’s not (yet) so I photoshopped it!
- Print everything out
- Find a decent sized (maybe A2 or A1) piece of quite solid card. I tend to go to the Range or a local art shop for this.
- Start sticking everything on. I like to keep mine in sections but you can go wild and have them all over the page.
- This is an important step, don’t skip this. Take a moment to think about how you are going to feel at the end of that 6-12 months if you can look back knowing you did all these things on the board. How would you feel?
- Write a letter to yourself about it. Head to futureme and write yourself a letter as if you HAVE done everything on that board. Did you plan a trip? Talk to yourself about what you did on that trip. Want a new car? Talk about the moment you drove it for the first time.
- Place it somewhere you will see it everyday but bear in mind we become complacent after a while. I move mine around the house on a monthly basis. At the moment, it’s next to me in the office! I also take a picture and set it as my phone background.
Here’s a video on how to make a vision board that I posted on our Instagram, in case you missed it
What Are The Benefits Of Making A Vision Board?
Reminding yourself on a daily basis about goals keeps them at the forefront of your mind, and you feel motivated to achieve them.
And honestly, it’s really nice just to look at it and spend a few moments dreaming.
After I have done my vision board I always spend a few moments writing down some things I am grateful for in the current moment, as dreaming is great, but it’s also very important to live in the present moment.
I hope you enjoyed my summary on how to make a vision board. I would LOVE to see yours, if you want to share please do tag us @itsourremedy on any social media platform
Dream big, you deserve it
If you want to find other ways to manifest your dreams, you’ll may find this blog we wrote interesting!