I love to create vision boards! It’s therapeutic, it’s a great visual for what you want to accomplish, and there’s no right or wrong way to do it so it can’t be messed up. They only have to make sense to you and no one else.
This is the first year that I decided to host a vision board workshop. I thought it would be nice for women to come together and create something independently within a group. It was powerful and inspirational.
There’s a few things to do in order to prepare for your vision board experience:
- Set the mood. You can burn a candle, diffuse your favorite oil, play calming music, wear something comfortable, make a chai latte or whatever your beverage of choice and just relax.
- Take some time to think of your overall vision for the year. What is one word that sums up your desires and dreams? A theme for the year? You might want to take some time to pray about it or reflect on your thoughts and feelings.
- Gather all the supplies you will need. Most likely you will want poster board, magazines, scissors, glue, markers, ribbon, and craft paper. My supplies:
- In order to know what things you will need, here are some things to think about when planning for your vision board:
- Design (words, pictures, color, layout)
- Static or moveable
- Areas of focus (personal, family, work, community, friends, mind/body/spirit)
- Quotes, scriptures, sayings
The next part is the fun part~creation!
- Start with the background (if you want a background)
- Add all your creative pieces! I typed out my 4 major goals for the year with a little about each one. Then I found words in magazines that represent other desires for me. I want to memorize more scripture this year, so I have moveable chalkboard labels that are clipped with mini clothes pins. Design yours to represent you!
- I like to keep a blank space to add to my board if there’s any delayed inspiration or growth that comes out of another vision.
How will you keep yourself accountable to your resolutions?
Will you tell a friend? Post your board in a visible place as a reminder? Have a special time each week or month that you take the time to reflect on your visions? Take a picture of it and use it as the wallpaper on your phone or computer?
Make sure you have your action plan in place to hold yourself accountable along with motivational quotes or verses to keep you going. You know tough days will come but you will get through it as you have many times before. Keep in mind that goals and visions are about the growth process not always the end result.
Happy vision boarding!