Envision it and it will come...
The key to starting a vision board to be clear about what you want to focus on. I like vision boards because they are sort of like Pinterest in a way - you think of something you want or are inspired by and pin it for reference later. Your vision board is a living breathing embodiment of your goals and aspirations - your joy and passion. You should look at your vision board as a very carefully curated collection of powerful imagery and wording to help focus your energy and drive in the new year.
The first step in creating a vision board is determining what format you would like, either paper where you cut and paste clippings and visuals from magazines and print media or digital where you create it electronically and then can house it on your computer, phone, etc. and even print out to post in a highly visual place in your home or office.
There is no right or wrong way to create a vision board - do what comes naturally to you.
Once you determine how you want to create your vision board, you will need to either gather the materials for your physical paper version, scissors, glue, double sided tape, magazines, print outs, images you have around the house, pictures, pamphlets, leaflets, etc. or create a template or decide how to create your digital version on your phone or computer. Yu can do this in any productivity software like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, or in MS Paint, or even create a private Pinterest Page for your Vision Board.
I personally use Microsoft PowerPoint for my vision board as I am in it all the time and it comes easily for me to create within in, and then I inserted in pictures I found from the internet and my computer that spoke to key words and goals that I have for myself in the coming year. This allowed me to make everything fit in an organic way as well as to get really creative! I will be sharing my board with you all so you can see what I did for myself, but know that you can do anything you like.
The fun part is putting it all together! Once you have the materials you will be using, carve out some time away from distraction to put your ideas, passions, goals, and dreams to paper. If you like words over pictures, then clip out or write words that are meaningful to you. Some people prefer language over pictures and that is absolutely fine. We all visualize differently, the key is making sure that you are following a format and using what will work for you.
A fun thing to do is to grab your friends and have a Vision Board party! Have everyone bring over magazines and materials to use and make a night out of it. Looking for additional inspiration? Check out the end of this blog where I link to a fun and free virtual event I am hosting December 30th!
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