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Set up your board
Set aside some time to complete this mini-project.
Grab your laptop if you want to do a digital vision board. Or gather glue, poster board, magazines, scissors, and any other art supplies you think you’ll need. Got it? Alright, it’s time to get started!
Step 1: Brainstorm
This is your time to go wild with what your biggest aspirations and dreams consist of. In a perfect world, what would you have? Who would you be? Where would you be? What habits would you embody day-in and day-out?
Spend about 15-30 minutes writing everything you want for your life on paper. For example, mine included travelling to certain places, building a community in my life, becoming more confident, and more. Nothing is too small or too big to include here.
Step 2: Create Goals
So, you did your brainstorm/brain dump, now what?
Take those ideas and form SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-oriented) goals from them. Make goals from the ideas that you value the most.
For instance, if you want to get in shape, maybe your goal is to go to the gym three times a week. From here, you could put a picture of someone at the gym and the number three, or something similar, on your vision board. But start with goals.
Step 3: Gather Some Vision Board Images
This is the fun part!
Use magazines, Google, books, and more to collect images that pertain to your goals. Each image should resonate with you. After all, the point of the vision board is to inspire you and basically make you feel a certain way so you achieve your goals.
If you’re doing a digital vision board, simply save a bunch of images into a folder.
At the end of this step, you should have a bunch of images, pictures, and words.
Step 4: Organize Your Vision Board
Grab that poster board or open a blank sheet of Google Docs (whatever works!), and begin organizing the images in a collage. This may take some trial and error. You might also find you discard certain images here — and that’s okay!
Alternatively, you can also create different sections of your dream board with each section dedicated to a particular goal. You can even write your goal at the top of the section. There really aren’t any rules here.
Step 5: Assemble It!
Start gluing or digitally pasting all the images. Watch your vision board come to life! You may need to do some trimming here, or you may want to leave some images coming off of the main poster board. Again, you have tons of create lee-way. Basically, do what feels right for you.
Step 6: Place It in an Appropriate Spot
I put my vision board right by my bed, affixed to the wall. Why? Because I wanted these images and dreams to be the first thing I saw when I woke up in the morning and the last thing I saw before I went to bed at night.
Now, this might not be right for everyone. Perhaps you find it more appropriate to place your vision board in your home office. Or maybe you paste it on your fridge or on the back of your front door for little reminders throughout your day.
If you have a digital vision board, you may make it your background on your computer or phone (or as your locked screen or screensaver).
Wherever you put it, just make sure it’s somewhere you look frequently throughout your day. You need to be able to see it and feel the feelings that those images and words inspire within you.
Visualize The Future You Want
Got a goal? A vision board can help. Feeling lost? A vision board can also help with that.
Overall, this is just another activity reaffirming your goals and what you want your life to become. The more activities you have like this (such as repeating affirmations), the more likely you are going to get what you want in your life. That way, you can lead a life of fulfillment and happiness, rather than a life of what could have been. Courtesy of Daily Motivation.