Despite loving goal setting, I have long wanted to create a vision board. Over the past few weeks I’ve attended a variety of professional development trainings that discussed vision boards, so it felt like it was time for me to bust out my art supplies and dream away.
To get started, I gathered magazines from around my house (I always save favorites), scissors, glue sticks, markers, and poster board. I also took a few minutes to just get into the right head space. I knew I wanted to create a vision board that would spark joy, fuel my days, and keep me motivated as I work to reach my goals this year.
Next I cut out images and sayings that made me happy, spoke to specific goals I have, or were visuals of future dreams. Once they were all cut out, I trimmed them down and started to place them on my poster board.
Once everything was where I wanted it, I started gluing each piece in place. I wanted to make sure the layout and flow matched the joy the images sparked.
My completed vision board just makes me so happy!! It was so fun taking some time to be creative, to dream through images, and to create a board that I can look at all year!
On the left hand side of the board you’ll see: A bright living room with French doors and a stone fireplace, a scenic mountain view, the saying “Living in a Mindful World”, fresh cut flowers, homemade jam, a beautiful house with a front porch, the saying “Be a Better Friend”, and a person reading and drinking coffee.
In the middle of the board you’ll see: A gorgeous kitchen with bright natural light, a CBD quote that says “CBD can help people from all walks of life maintain wellness”, a person meditating, the sayings “Fuel Good Health” “Explore” and “Healing”, and an amazing back patio with a large swing bead and extra seating.
On the right hand side you’ll see: Two people hiking, the saying “Happy Trails”, a person watching the sunrise/sunset over a lake, kids cooking, the saying “Present Parenting”, a list of mantras, and a person gardening.
I hung my vision board in my office, just to the left of my window and computer screen. This spot will ensure that I look at it every day! I know that it’s really important to revisit your goals at least once a week, but with a vision board, having it in view for ongoing exposure is really important.
This was such a fun activity and I hope, as you move further into the new year, you’ll consider an activity like this. It was great for self care in the moment and I know will bring joy down the road. My daughter also had fun making her own board too! Win, win!