Thursday, July 12, 2018

How to Create an Inspiring Vision Board

A vision board is a dedicated place to display images, words, pictures, drawings, or symbols that represent whoever or whatever you want to be in your life.

This post shows you several easy ways you can create a vision board. 

Vision boards can be made of cardboard, cork board, paper, or even an online poster you design at your computer or tablet. 

There are no hard and fast rules about what it should look like. Add whatever you want, and make it any shape or size you like.

This post was updated 7/30/2021

What to Include:

Anything that inspires, empowers, and motivates you is an excellent thing to select. Find colors, textures, pictures, drawings, photographs, or magazine clippings of people, places, and things you admire and want in your life.

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Use those sayings, affirmations, quotes, paintings, songs, or writing from people and books that motivate or encourage you.

Think about those things that help you sense joy, love, health, peace, progress, gratitude, personal fulfillment, self-confidence, fun, plenty, and creativity. Include them. After all, emotions are vibrational energy that activates the  Law of Attraction.

Attach words, drawings, and souvenirs of things you love and enjoyed doing. Also feature representations of things you want to show up in your life more often.

Nan's Vision Board

Ask yourself what dreams, ambitions, or events do I want to manifest in my life? Include symbols of those too.

How to Use a Vision Board to Maximize its Power:

Relax and have fun working on it, as this instills gladness into the project.
Visualize the ideal life. What is your deepest longing? What colors convey that to you? Incorporate them.

Marianne's Vision Board

Once the vision board is complete, position it where you’ll see it every day. Reflect about the items you selected, and notice ways your body, mind, and spirit respond to visual, positive ideas.

Commend yourself for progress, as many times as you observe it.

Share your vision board with a close friend, family member, or mentor. Then, discuss steps you can take to make your dreams materialize. 

When you affirm abundance in your life, you may recognize richness has been there along the way. 

Focus on gratitude for what you have. This step encourages more blessings.

Each time you look or think of your vision board, affirm what you seek is a reality now.

When you envision your ideal next stage of life, it helps you set and achieve new goals.

At times, I lose faith and my spirit feels deflated. After much trial and error, I've discovered how to use my vision board, when I need a "healthy pick me up."



Look at your vision board, when you’re having a rough patch, including those periods when you feel irritable, sad, confused, or disheartened.

Bank on the inspiration and motivation you used to create the vision board originally.

Kindle those warm, cozy feelings you had then to carry you through these challenging sensations and move on.


Please comment below. 

Do you have a vision board? How do you use it? 

What suggestions do you think will help you create one of your own?

Want to supply motivational and self-care tips to help my readers or me? I welcome your input and thank you for the visit today.

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  1. I don't have a vision board, but I do create an ongoing vision board artists sketchbook. I have been keeping these for years. I look at them often, and am always surprised to see pictures of things that I included which I have subconsciously brought to life!

    1. I'd love to see that artist's sketchbook Michele. Maybe a post about it? The law of attraction is amazing. Thanks for the visit and be wll, stay safe, and lead a colorful life!

  2. Hi Nancy I've not kept a vision board for a while although I do see the benefits of having one. I also think that during this stressful time it is a perfect opportunity to create our vision to have something to look forward to. I love the bright colours you have chosen as they promote positivity and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing at #MLSTL and have a lovely week. x

    1. Thanks Sue for your comment and visit. As you write "this stressful time it is a perfect opportunity to create our vision to have something to look forward to." Thanks for hosting #MLSTL and stay safe and well.

  3. I love the idea of vision boards - I love how pretty they are, how creative they are, the idea behind them, the motivation they provide etc etc....but I just can't get into them. I've made a couple and the process was fun but then I never look at them again. I guess everyone processes information and learning differently and maybe I'm not a visual learner? I still enjoy seeing them when they're shared though because I love seeing other people's creativity in action.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

    1. Hear you Leanne about different things appeal to different people. Thanks so much for your visit, comment, and SM shares. You do a fabulous job hosting #MLSTL so I'm extending another thank you. Stay safe and well and have a good week.

  4. I don't have a vision board, Nancy, but I guess now is as good a time to make one as any. We could all use a little motivation and inspiration about now. My youngest daughter makes one every year, usually as part of a girls night with her friends. This year, girls night wasn't an option, but her daughter agreed to do it with her. It turned out to be a lovely bonding experience, and now they both have vision boards! #MLSTL

    1. Thanks Christie for the visit, comment, and share of that sweet story about your daughter and granddaughter. Love the multigenerational vibe. It's such a pleasure to chat like this, despite social distancing. Stay safe, be well, and lead a colorful life.