Vision Board 101
Yes, it is time. We want to talk about vision boards. Vision boards are exciting and fun.
They are a great visual way of co-creating your future with the universe. It is a way of getting clear on what you want. It is an excellent way to plan. It is a good way to set goals.
So we wanted to give you some pointers, a Vision Board 101 if you will!
Vision boarding, in a nutshell, is a board full of images (and words if that works for you) to represent how you want your life to go. Here is the Google definition:
“A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.”
There is no right or wrong way to do a vision board. It is all about getting something out of it for you.
Make sure that…
The images that you choose to have an emotional pull. The more emotionally attached you are to there image the more it will affect you. You want to be influenced by these images as you need to take inspired action and direction from them.
The goals and wishes that you are setting are for you and will keep fulfilling you. So for example, if you set a goal/vision/wish to have a workshop that you can be creative in, this goal will keep on giving to you.
The goal is for you and not for anyone else. Your goals should impress YOU and make YOU happy and fulfilled. Do not set goals that will make you look good. For example, if you want to put a car on your vision board, make sure it is a car that YOU love, not one that would just give you status.
Type of Goals To Set…
Impact. Monetary. Personal.
We have touched on this in previous goal setting posts, but it is essential that you set goals that make an impact, make you money and make you achieve personally.
We call these impact goals, monetary goals and personal goals.
Impact goals will make an impact on the community or world around you.
For example, you would like to help empower your female peers or sort the veterinary fees for dogs on the street. They are goals that you want to work towards and will affect others directly.
Monetary goals will make an impact on your lifestyle.
For example… making a certain amount of money a month so that you can keep your lifestyle. So ‘X’ amount will allow you to do ‘X’.
And finally, personal goals will have an impact on you.
For example… a new skill. For example, the ability to be flexible in yoga and to do a handstand to make your joints feel better. Or the ability to speak a new language or cook. Essentially personal goals are things that mean something to you and affect you directly.
Did you know that...
You can have multiple vision boards for all elements and stages of your life.
Yes, that's right, don’t get totally overwhelmed by all of this, it is meant to be fun! So if you prefer to, just make a vision board for the next period of your life, instead of your ENTIRE life.
The photos do not need to be pulled from a magazine.
They can be, but this is not your only option. You can design digital versions and print them off, or keep them on your phone and mac screens.
Your Pinterest board, those online images that you have discovered. You can use ALL of these. You do not need to go buy a whole load of magazines to cut up. In fact, that probably won’t be the best idea if you feel disconnected from magazines.
We wanted to give you some direction as what to do next.
So grab your materials.
For digital options, we love Canva and Pinterest.
For physical options, we love going to the stationary shops such as Paperchase and getting a load of cards, prints and postcards.
Plan your look.
Are you going for a minimal look? An artistic look? Will you be using words? If so will you print them off to write them yourself?
Just do it.
In the words of Nike, just do it. Get on with it. Make it happen and have fun.
Put it somewhere you will see it!
This is one of the most important things to note. You want to use this as a way of rewiring your mind and speaking to your, so you are going to want to see it on a regular basis. Put it by your bed, so you see it when you wake up. Put it as your screen saver, so you see it every time you open your phone.
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.