DIY Vision Board
A vision board is a visual representation of the goals and plans that you have for a specified period of time. Most people create vision boards at the start of a new year. In reality, you can create a vision board whenever you please, focused on whatever topic you desire! You never know when God will place a vision on your heart. If you've been wanting to make a vision board but you missed out on all of the vision board parties, keep on reading to find out how to make your own board!
It's super easy - here's what you'll need:
- Poster board or cardboard [any size works]. You could also use other materials - these are more sturdy though.
- Visual aids - magazines, photos, newspaper articles, printed photos, etc.
If you're ballin' on a budget [like me], here's a tip: All of these items can be found at the dollar store! You can always get cheap magazines at thrift stores as well. Thank me later!
Once you have all of these supplies, you'll want to start cutting out pictures, words, and phrases that relate to your vision. After you're satisfied with your visuals and you're looking at a stack of photos and words, start thinking about how you want to organize your board. I find it more efficient to collect all of your visuals first before worrying about placement on the board.
Some people randomly place their items on the board, but my self-diagnosed OCD won't allow me to do that. I usually like to keep similar visuals around each other so that there's a logical flow. Before I start gluing anything down, I put everything on the board and visualize the final result.
When you're happy, glue everything down. On one of my vision boards, I wrote out my goals on index cards and placed those on the board as well.
The last step of creating your vision board is the follow through! Create a plan for how you will reach the goals on your board and stay focused on it. Throughout whatever time period you specify, check in and track your progress towards your goals.
One last thing: you can make a board for ANY topic you desire! It doesn't necessarily have to fall into a specific time period. The two photos above are boards I use to keep me encouraged. The board to the right is my vision for 2018.
I hope that this was helpful!