A vision board is a visual representation of what you’re aiming for in life. Your goals, your dreams, who you want to be, what you want to have, what you’re working towards and what sort of life you want to live. I really enjoy how taking the time to make a vision board gives you an opportunity to think deeply about these things. You can reflect on if how you’re living your life is heading you in the direction you want to be going.
For a very simple vision board, you could simply stick pictures of anything that inspires you and what you’re aiming for in life. If you google ‘vision board’ on pinterest you’ll see lots of beautiful boards. I am a more structured person and have a slightly more ‘ordered’ way of doing my board, so thought I would share with you my approach. I like to re-do my vision board about once a year, or whenever I’ve been through a period of considerable inspiration and growing.
Here’s how I do it:
- I like to first think of my main purpose in life. This is what I think the most important thing in my life should be at all times. It is what I’m here for. It is my life vision. Write this on a piece of paper and put it right in the middle of your board so you always remember what the most important thing in your life should be. I love this quote ‘Don’t let the busyness of life distract your from your true purpose.’
- Then I like to think of a few goals for each area of my life. For me these areas are: spiritual, home, health & fitness, financial and career. You can choose whatever areas you like or you can even skip this step.
- Search for images, words, quotes and role models which represent each of these areas. You can look through magazines, pinterest, google images etc.
- Then ask yourself these questions and once again find images, words, quotes and role models which represent them: Who do I want to be? What do I want to have? What am I working towards? What sort of life do I want to live? What dreams do I have?
- Lay the images and words over a cork board, giant piece of card or even a big blank art book.
- When you are happy with the layout affix all the images and words.
- Place it somewhere you can see regularly.
Remember if you aim for nothing, you will not get very far. Use this board to remind you often of what you’re aspiring to.