With January well behind us, those of us who procrastinated at making a new year’s resolution might be looking for a different way to inspire change. Ever heard of a vision board? These crafty and fun displays can be anything you want them to be, but they have one thing in common: they help you visualize what you want out of life.
How it Works
Creating a vision board is a very open-ended process. We outline below some of the recommended dos and don’ts of vision board making, but advise you to make your own rules for best results!
Gather Your Supplies
Start with what you have, whether its old magazines, newspapers or miscellaneous visually appealing documents. If you are low on these, consider printing out some visuals or taking some old magazines off a friend or family member’s hands. Next, grab some bristol board or thick paper, scissors, glue (or tape) and any crafty materials you may want to include. We provide a detailed list of what you will need at the end.
Choose a Safe Space
You want to give yourself a lot of space, both physically and mentally. Find a space that speaks to you and offers a lot of surface area to get down to it! We’d recommend setting the mood with some chill music, candles or incense and snacks – definitely snacks!
All in Good Company
Although this is a very concentrated personal project, you may opt to bring a group together. Bringing people together can spark more creativity and create a positive, encouraging vibe. Not only that, but working together, you may find fitting images for each other’s vision boards.
Let’s Put it Together
Okay, you’ve got everything you need and decided on the logistics. Now it’s time to bring your vision to paper. Take your time flipping through magazines, photos or documents and collect and cut out anything that sticks out to you. We’d recommend spending about one hour on this step. Once you’ve done your fair share or searching, put everything in a pile.
Next, spend time going through your pile and sorting out what really resonates with your vision of the future. For example, if you want to eat better you may include an image of someone cooking or healthy foods.
Once you’ve narrowed it down, it’s time to position the images on your Bristol board and begin gluing everything down.
Now you can add any finishing touches, whether it is special phrases or crafty additions.
Here is an example of what it could look like:
It’s Time to Manifest
Once your vision board is put together, you need to choose a place to display it. We recommend choosing a spot you see everyday, either where you start or end your day, but it’s totally up to you. You have a lot of options, whether it’s the office, bathroom cupboard, closet, fridge or bedroom wall, make sure it speaks to you.
Materials You’ll Need
Bristol board or thick paper
Glue or tape
Visuals – magazines, print outs, stickers, etc.
Writing utensils – pens, pencils, markers, crayons
Bonus: glitter glue, jewels, pom poms, any craft supplies that speak to you!
There are so many ways to propel your dreams forward – we realize this is just one of many. How do you like to plan for the future? We’d love to hear your feedback below.
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