Welcome to another blog post of the Spring Your Life series, and today we are going to talk about vision boards!
Why make a vision board? Some people feel like it is a bogus thing that does not actually do anything… Trust me I was one of those people, but after I made one, you look at them differently. If they are done properly, and with the right intentions, something good can come out of it. SO today I decided to guide you through the process of making a vision board.
A vision board is meant to visualize the life you want, it can be long term or short term, or in my case, it can be for something specific, like this blog.
Before you actually start assembling your vision board you need to sit down and think about what you really want. People will often feel embarrassed about what they want in life because others will not understand, so I am telling you to ignore this, or any commentary from other people for that matter. You need, to be honest with your vision board, because it’s the only way you’ll reach a clearer vision of what you want out of life.
So after you have established what you want on your vision board let’s get to creating.
Step 1: After you have thought out your vision, just loosely draft the design of it on a piece of paper so you can get a general sense of what it will look like.
Step 2: Gather all the supplies you will need.
- Cork board or Poster
- Thumbtacks or glue or tape
- Pictures (from magazines or the internet)
- Any cut out of words or quotes
- Any additional touches of décor you would like to add to your vision board, like stickers or pom poms
Step 3: Assemble the vision board! Have fun with this process and be creative as you want! In the back of your mind, remember the significance of each thing being placed on the vision board, and why it is important that is there.
Step 4: Now that it is assembled, think… is this what you want out of life? Is this how you envision it to be? Hang it somewhere where you will see it every day, whether that be your room, office, den, living room etc. This will be a constant visual reminder to your brain and give you a sense of direction or purpose on days where you feel as if you have none.
Remember that vision boards can change and will change. It is important to check in every 6 months to a year to make sure it is up to date with how you are.
Have fun and enjoy!