Personal Development

How to Create a Vision Board That Inspires You.

Vision boards are personal, inspirational and powerful. They’re a beautiful tool which can keep you inspired, focused, help you to push through fear, step out of your comfort zone and continue on the journey to becoming your ultimate self.

A vision is not just a picture of what could be, it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to be something more. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

Vision boards allow you to be creative and curate a board which has inspirational images, photos and quotes which resonate with you. It’s easy to compare your board to others and to think that your board is inadequate, not as colourful or just lacking in some way but please, try to limit these thoughts. If your vision board works for you then it is perfect.

Your vision board is for you, not for anyone else. If you haven’t created a vision board or mood board before, it can be challenging to know where to start.

Before you curate your vision board, you may want to decide what you want your board to represent. What areas of your life do you want to focus on? Is there a dreamy vacation spot you want to go to? Are you planning a wedding or completing a degree? You can also think of what you value or where you want your life to be headed. Are you saving up to buy a house or is there a passion project you want to work on?

My board focuses on health and well-being, travel, hobbies and a house (as my partner and I want to buy a home in the next few years.) I have my board hung above my desk so each time I look up, I’m inspired by the bold colours and motivational quotes.

Once you’ve worked out what you want your board to represent, it’s time to find your medium. Do you want to have a vision book with different sections or would you like a board that you can place on a wall in a room that you frequently occupy?

I have my main vision board and I have vision books for different topics. I have a vision book with dreamy travel destinations and another is filled with beautiful home interior photos.

Once you’ve worked out what you will use to create your vision board, the next step is to source images and quotes that can bring your vision to life. The internet is a great source for quotes and op shops can be a fantastic way to source magazines. Enjoy the process of sourcing images which speak to you. If an image brings you joy, makes you feel something and represents what you’re trying to curate, hold on to it.

Remember, we are all unique. Vision boards with luxury cars, houses and extravagant parties look amazing and super fun but if this isn’t what you envision your life to be, then don’t create a board that reflects this lifestyle.

If you’ve created a vision board, how does it make you feel? Do you change it regularly? If you have a photo, feel free to upload it to the comment section as I’d love to see it!

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