How to Make a Vision Board That Works

How to Make a Vision Board That Works

All right, so you know what a vision board is, probably. It's basically just a visual aid for manifesting the future you want. There are vision board parties a'plenty each January, but something I've noticed is that the boards usually look kind of thrown together with no structure. It's definitely not something you want to hang in your home. However, in order for it to be most effective at helping you achieve your goals, you really do need to see it everyday. Another issue I have with vision boards is that they often don't have anything more than things you want in the new year. There are so many important aspects of achieving your goals! Read on to learn how to make a meaningful and artsy vision board...

Here's how to make a vision board that you'll like looking at everyday and will help you achieve your goals for the year! 


Things You Need:

Poster Board




Old Magazines


What To Do:

1. Using a marker, draw a curvy, squiggly line on your poster. (It doesn't have to be just like mine! Make it your own.)

making a vision board

2. Draw a zig zag line on your poster. (Again, it doesn't have to be just like mine! Make it your own.)

vision board ideas

3. Draw a vertical line on your poster. (You get it. Don't copy mine if you don't want to.)

vision board preparations

4. Draw a horizontal line. 

vision boards

5. Randomly number the spaces 1-5.

vision boards

6. Now it's time to start decorating! Use markers, magazines, photos, WHATEVER! When you fill up a space, you can use markers to decorate the negative space and make it look more colorful.

 Each numbered space is reserved for the following categories:

1 - Strengths. What makes you strong? What do you do well? What makes you, YOU?
2 - Goals & Wants. What do you want to bring into your life this year? Money? Travel? a Home? Friends? Love? Represent it here. 
3 - Support System. Use this space for things that remind you of your support system. Friends, family, loved ones. This is space to remind yourself of the people who inspire you and encourage you. 
4 - Theme. Take a look at your number 2 space. What things do you want? What ties them together? The theme for your year is the greater intention. All of the things you want and work towards will go back to this theme. Maybe you want abundance, or kindness, or security. For me, I just want more time to do what I love.
5 - Letter of Encouragement. Write yourself a letter. It can be as long or as short as you'd like. Give yourself a reason to go after your goals. Give yourself some encouragement for those days when you feel like nothing is working. 
EXTRA SPACES-  You may end up with some open spaces. That's great! You have options. You could use those spaces to reiterate your main goals, provide extra inspiration for yourself, or swap boards with a friend and have a friend fill in that space for you with encouragement and reminders! 

Here's my finished board! 

beautiful vision board that works


I'd love to see what you create!


P.S. If you want to be successful, you have to see your board everyday. No excuses. That means hanging it up where you can see it, obviously. A great option is to put it in your closet, if you can. You have to get dressed everyday (well, you don't HAVE to) so you're bound to see it. But, it won't clash with the rest of your home's decor. 





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