The Power of a Vision Board
It’s a transitional time for many people. Both COVID-19 and the civil unrest expressed around the world, have made changes to our everyday lives. To add to this, many of us are also graduating, or making other life changes.
With change, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, stressed, and to feel unprepared for what’s coming next.
A vision board can ease these feelings, and also acts as a constant push towards your goals.
So, what exactly is a vision board?
A vision board is a visual collection of images, words, and phrases that represent your goals — things you want to achieve in the future.
It’s a visual representation of these goals; one that you can look at every day to remind and reassure yourself that you're on a path toward attaining them.
But, how do you make a vision board?
Making a vision board is simple! Follow the four steps below, and you’ll have a board that you can set up in no time.
1. Gather your materials. You’ll need some magazines, pictures, scissors, tape or glue, something to write with (markers, pens, or paint), paper, and a poster board.
2. Go through your magazines and pictures and cut out anything that catches your interest. Additionally, write phrases or words on your paper that represent the things you want to do, feel, or attain in the future.
While brainstorming, ask yourself questions like:
Do I want to travel in the coming months/years? If so, to where?
Do I want to make any large purchases in the coming months/years? What are these purchases? Why do I want these things?
How do I want to feel in the coming months/years?
What are the habits I should change or start?
What things will bring me contentment is happiness in the coming months/years?
Are there any mantras or sayings I need to remember?
3. Go through your cutouts and phrases and pick the items that resonate with you the most. Glue everything on your board as you see fit. Add paint or other details if you’d like.
4. Place your vision board somewhere visible; it will act as a constant reminder that you’ve got this..
Remember to take a breath and remember that your goals are attainable — even in times of change.