Vision Board Ideas

Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do.

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Lana Sheppard

Lana has a passion for learning and personal growth. BizAcademi was created to revolutionize how business owners build a business that creates meaning, fulfilment, and freedom. 

The Law of Attraction is the idea that whatever you think, you can create, and whatever you imagine, you can become. In order to attract the change that you want, you have to focus on it, and one of the easiest ways you can do this is by creating a vision board. 

A vision board is a tangible representation of what you want in your life: your dreams, goals, and aspirations.

A vision board focuses on how you want to feel, and not just on the things that you want.

A common example would be if you were to create your own copy of Time magazine with your face photoshopped onto the cover alongside the title, “Entrepreneur of the Year”. While this is a good start, your vision board should not be made up of this alone. It is helpful if this magazine cover is accompanied by affirmations and inspirational quotes that reflect how that accomplishment makes you feel.

Similarly, you could include items that remind you of times when you felt energized and motivated; essentially, your entire vision board should be focused on your dream as well as the positive feelings that you associate with achieving it.

Not sure where to start? Below are a few tips for creating an effective vision board and over 50 ideas to help you make your own.

Tip #1

Have a goal in mind

Before you go at the nearest magazine with a pair of scissors, it’s important that you truly understand the meaning and purpose behind your vision board. Unfortunately, you cannot simply create a collage of pictures and inspirational quotes, frame it, and sit back and wait for success to flow your way. You need to put some serious thought into what you wish to accomplish and find relevant content that will help you maintain a positive mindset and stay focused on your goal.

Check out this article that covers the characteristics of a smart goal.

Tip #2

Think about interconnectivity

 

Consider how each major area of your life (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, environmental, occupational, and financial) is interconnected, and that you might need to work on multiple areas at once in order to achieve a goal in one single area.

Put it all together.

  • Activist movements
  • Bucket list items
  • Creativity
  • Donating
  • Habits (forming or breaking)
  • Hobbies
  • Mental Health
  • Minimalism
  • Organization
  • Reading
  • Relocation
  • Romance
  • Self-care
  • Skills Development
  • Travel
  • Volunteering

Take some time to gather the supplies for your vision board and add to it as you see fit. Your vision board is a place where your creativity can be allowed to take over in order to create a true and detailed reflection of your vision for yourself and your future. Your board does not have to be limited to lists, magazine cut-outs and inspirational quotes. Bring your board to life using:

  • Book covers
  • Brochures
  • Business cards
  • Calendars
  • Cards
  • Colour swatches
  • Dollar bills
  • Dried flowers
  • Famous quotes
  • Hand-drawn pictures
  • Mantras
  • Maps
  • People you admire
  • Posters
  • Photos (of people/places/things)
  • Reiki symbols
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Specific, moving words
  • Stickers
  • Tickets
  • Twinkle lights
  • Washi tape

Set aside some quiet time

Take some time to create your vision board, such as a weekend afternoon or quiet evening alone, so that you are truly able to create the best physical representation of your envisioned future and decide whether or not your board reflects this future and adequately inspires and encourages you.

 

Don’t forget to follow up

Place your vision board where you will see it often, such as your bedroom, office, or other room where you spend a lot of time. Be sure to look at your vision board every day to remind yourself of your goals and to help keep you focused and motivated; visualize your dream life and think about how it makes you feel.

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