Creating a Vision Board
When I first heard about vision boards, I wasn’t quite sure how to go about one for myself. What is it? How is it helpful? Where do I start/ get photos for it? These were all the thoughts I had until I dug a little deeper. I, being reliant on visualization for my learning, soon discovered that it’s much simpler than I thought. When I started my blog a year ago, I had a certain curb appeal that I wanted to portray. Simple, elegant, motivating, sporty, feminine, etc. were a few of the characteristics I wanted to present, but I wasn’t sure how to exactly do it. I wanted to show what I find visually appealing, and bring that same light and energy to everyone else.
If you know me, you know I am extremely determined, which means I like to set goals for myself. I love a good to-do list, but if I write them out, they get lost in the mix and shuffled aside to be forgotten. When I have the pictures right in front of me, it’s a subtle reminder of my thought process and the goals I have tucked away inside. So, with the help of Google, a few supplies, my Pinterest board, and long lost magazines, I went to work on creating my vision board.
What exactly is a vision board?
A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, or quotes that are used as motivation to work towards specific goals (a dream job, vacation, home, photography, etc). I like to think of it basically as bringing my Pinterest pins to life right in front of me.
What you need to start:
I gathered up a few supplies, old magazines, and a bulletin board. When I ran out of what I found appealing in the magazines, I turned to a few of my favorite pins saved and printed them straight off my computer. Here are the exact supplies I used:
- Bulletin Board– I purchased mine from Target, but this is another great simple one.
- Thumbtacks/ tape
- Faux greenery, twine, or ribbon– optional, but I love the depth it gave it.
- Old Magazines- I used a variety of Magnolia, Women’s Health, Health, etc.
- Cut out your favorite photos or quotes that you find throughout magazines or on Pinterest. Try to choose photos that are visually appealing or remind you of a certain goal.
- Arrange them in a fashionable order on a board that you can hang (or use a frame, thick paper, etc.)
- Hang somewhere that you pass by or see every day. AKA: just don’t tuck it in a closet..
- Look back on the board whenever you need some inspiration or continue to add/ replace when you have a new goal in mind.
Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @everydayfroma with a picture of your own creative vision board!