How To Make A Vision board And Chase Your Dreams ( step-by-step guide)

how to make a vision board

A vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and texts of your dreams, goals, and things that make you happy.

The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to travel, it serves as a source of motivation as you work towards achieving your dreams.

Here are some tips on how to make a vision board:

#1 – NOW LET’S START!

What are your goals?
Where do you want to be in ten years time? Most of us have some vague idea about what we want out of life,  and what makes us happy. Where do you want to focus on and how you want to feel.What is a good life? What makes a life valuable or worth living? What will you have hoped to have accomplished when you are 40?

Break down the big questions. To help you answer these big questions (which can be overwhelming!), break them down into smaller questions: What activities do you want to learn how to do? What hobbies and activities do you already do, but want to continue doing or get better at? What are your career goals? What steps will you have to accomplish along the way to be able to eventually land your dream job?

#2 – LET’S PREPARE OUR VISION BOARD!

Collect inspirational images for your vision board.
Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words. You want your vision board to be very visual, and to contain plenty of images which appeal to you and which demand your focus. Don’t forget, though, to use a lot of inspiring sayings and quotes.When choosing your images, select them with a careful eye, making sure to closely examine the entire image.

For example, if your goal is to get into your dream college, be sure to include an image of the campus, but select shots that are taken during your favourite season, or which show students engaged in activities you hope to enjoy while enrolled as a student.

Put your vision board together.
Once you’ve selected your images and inspiring phrases, it’s time to get creative with your arrangement. Experiment with different designs—you can find fun examples through online searches, but don’t feel as though you have to match anyone else’s style.Go through the images and begin to lay your favourites on the board.

Consider choosing a coloured background for your vision-board. Select this color carefully depending upon the nature and content of your theme. For example, if you want to stay pumped-up about being able to accomplish a difficult physical goal, choose a strong color, like red. Finally glue everything together.

#3- HOW TO USE MY VISION BOARD?

Place your vision board where you will see it every day. Your goal in creating this vision board is to create a visual reminder of what you are hoping to accomplish and to be able to view it regularly in order to maintain your focus and motivation. Don’t hide your vision board in a back closet! The point is that your vision board should be accessible to you, and shouldn’t be placed where you’ll fall out of the habit of looking at it.

Are you using a Vision Board already? Let us know!


 

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  • I think I should start to make one of these again – there’s so much I want to do and achieve, just need motivation and to free-fall!

    Lauren x
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  • Timeless and absolutely fabulous. It’s always necessary and useful to evaluate our goals and ambitions, no matter where we find ourselves on the career spectrum.

  • This is such a brilliant idea! Definitely going to try it out x

    Anna | pretty pretentious

  • such an informative post….thanx for sharing

    Anie
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  • This is such a lovely idea! I really need something like this to keep me motivated, so glad I came across your page, thank you! http://cottonandcandie.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Rebecca Ellis

    What a wonderful idea! :) I’ll definitely be looking into this myself x

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  • I’ve just been thinking of creating a board for myself. There are so many things I want to achieve and I really need something to keep me motivated.

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  • Alisa

    I love my vision board! I’ve found it helpful to have little reminders, inspirational quotes, travel photos and pictures of things I want to achieve or are on the bucket list. Maintains focus each day. What I need to do though is regularly freshen up my vision board so that it accurately reflects goals and direction.

  • great post! I have a pinboard in my bedroom full of places I want to go to , people I love and admire and quotes to help me with motivation and inspiration <3

  • This is a really great idea! I am pursuing a new creative career, and I really need to create a vision board!

  • Gabi

    I have been using visual boards since 2008. It has worked particularly well for my career and travel wishes :)

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  • it’s so lovely to look back over old vision boards and to smile at all the things you have achieved / attracted into your life, that once were just dreams.

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  • Great idea! I’ve been wanting to make a vision board for some weeks now, but never came around doing so. I guess now it is time!
    xoxo, Ronja
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  • Love this and it’s really worth doing. I have a “Best Life” Pinterest board so I have a virtual vision board so wherever I am I can log onto it for inspiration. I also created a desktop wallpaper with some of my images and dream quotes so each time I switch on my computer I have a motivational reminder of my favourite mantra, “dreams don’t work unless you do”. Wishing you all your dreams and goals come true x Ros x

  • Suzette Morgan

    Great post! I’m actually hosting a vision board party today so I read this post right on time :-)

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  • Vision boards are amazing. Creating the collage of positive images and phrases of the things you want to manifest into your life is so powerful. You see…everyday…what you want and are motivated to take action to make it happen. It also helps the universe to set things in motion too! I’ve manifested my “freedom” in my career, doing what I love hosting retreats for women by the sea. And it works for material things too! If you don’t have a vision board, you MUST make one. They are life changing.

  • Vision boards are so inspirational!
    Kari
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  • Diana Smith Hill

    This isn’t just for people 30 – this is for everyone. Anyone can have a vision board. People who have become famous for something who didn’t start till later in life are numerous. May I bring your attention to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-houghton/dreams-have-no-age-limit_b_525358.html there are hundreds of people who didn’t start till later in life.. your life can be diverted by kids, illness, caring for someone ill or a number of other things. Just because you are no where remotely close to where you wanted to be in life now doesn’t mean it isn’t possible because your at a certain age. Please make these posts more open so all people are encouraged.

  • Diana Smith Hill

    Also here http://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinchirico/famous-people-who-didnt-make-it-big-until-way-after-th#.exmbAWodAe Colonel Sanders did the KFC thing when he was 50, the guy with the ramen noodles in a cup was 61, Peter Roget invented the thesaurus at 73. The list is endless on late starters. There is always hope if you just set a goal, have a vision, map it out and pursue it!

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