Vision boards are wonderful tools that allow you to create what you want from your life and discover what you need to do in order to succeed. I have used vision boards throughout my life in order to put what is in my mind out in the world and manifest the life I want.
So, I thought I would write an article about vision boards and give you some tips. If you are a newbie or don’t feel that creative, don’t worry. Vision boards are actually super easy, but they are also extremely effective.
What Is a Vision Board?
So, what actually is a vision board?
A vision board is basically a craft project that allows you to make your goals and ambitions tangible. It is normally a collage of words and images, but it can be anything! Some people have a box where they place all their inspiring objects in (think Charlotte in Sex and The City).
A vision board will be something that represents your goals, dreams, and ambition. When creating one, you find things that represent what you want from the future. These can really be anything, and this means that each vision board is super personal!
Why Are Vision Boards effective?
Vision boards are really helpful when it comes to following our true path in life and achieving our goals. This is because they use the processes of visualization and setting intentions.
We all have hopes and dreams and an idea of where our path in life should go. However, when these ideas are just in our minds, it can be hard to truly visualize and understand them.
By putting our goals out into the world on a physical thing, we are creating an intention to achieve them. We are able to understand our dreams more and find actual representations of them. It is a form of manifesting, creating a flow of energy from our souls to the outside world.
Plus, our vision boards serve as a reminder to us of our goals. Because of how hectic life can get, we can sometimes lose our way and forget about the true path that we are on!
However, having a vision board in our homes means that we will always be reminded to push towards our true selves and our goals and dreams.
What to Include on Your Vision Board
So, what are some things that we can put on our vision boards in order to manifest our dreams?
Here are some great things to put on your board that are easy to find and collect.
The most common things that people put on vision boards are images. A lot of people chose to create a collage, finding pictures in magazines or online that represent their dreams.
Take time finding and collecting images for your vision board before you create it. Pick out magazines that interest you and spend an evening flicking through them and cutting out pictures that you relate to.
Reflect on what your true desires are, and listen to your heart! Sometimes we see an image that just clicks with us, and therefore should be put up on our vision board.
So, what kind of images could be put on our boards?
- Dream homes – it can be really fun to include images of our dream homes and things that we want around us that makes us happy. The objects that surround us can really affect the positive energy in our homes. Creating our perfect happy space is a great way to feel secure and at peace in life.
- Places you wish to visit – we all probably have a bucket list of places we want to visit, but how often do we really remind ourselves of them? So many people always dream of visiting Paris or Japan, but never actually get to go. People typically brush off their travel goals as mere pipe dreams, but travelling is so important for your soul! Find pictures of all the places around the world that we wish to visit and add them to your vision board. This will serve as a reminder to get out in the world and experience everything you can!
- Your dream life – have a think about what your dream life might look like. Are you a bit of a foodie and love to sample new cuisines? Add some images of food onto your vision board! Do you like reading and writing and want to publish your own novel? Add images of books and writing to your board.
- Inspiring images – Adding images that make you feel good is a great way to get inspired. These images can really be of anything – a beach, the sky, birds flying. Any images that invoke feelings of passion and hope are great additions to vision boards!
You can write words on your vision board or find them in magazines, and these will help you gain inspiration in life.
It is actually really interesting how words have power over us, and seeing the same positive words each day can really impact our behavior. Adding words such as, ‘joy’, ‘kindness’, and ‘trust’ to your vision board can serve as a reminder to yourself of how you wish to live your life.
We can also add words and phrases that remind us of our dreams. Simple things like writing down your dream job or travel locations and sticking them up on your vision board can create positive energy and guide you towards your goals!
I am not going to lie, I am a big fan of an inspirational quote. Language is beautiful and can really affect your attitude towards life.
What quotes affect you? Have a think about famous quotes that have always seemed to stick in your mind. Perhaps there is a section of a book you read once that really affected you. Some quotes feel as if they represent who you are as a person. Print it out or write it down, and stick it up on your vision board!
If you are feeling a bit stuck, there are so many great sources online for inspirational quotes. Have a search on the internet and find a quote that makes you feel inspired and empowered!
Souvenirs and Objects
Adding physical objects and souvenirs to your vision board can be a great source of inspiration. Objects are pretty powerful, holding energy that will create a burst of passion within you.
Perhaps you ran a marathon or competed in a sporting event and want to do more in the future. If you want, you could place your ribbon or medal on your vision board to serve as a reminder of what you have achieved and what you are capable of! This is a great way of promoting a ‘can do’ attitude and reminding you of your own personal strength.
Adding souvenirs from inspiring places that you have visited can also help. Little trinkets from places where you feel happy and at peace can allow you to grow and remind you of your relationship with the world around you.
I am also a big fan of healing crystals and rocks, and adding some small ones of these can help in creating a vision board full of positive energy and healing.
Affirmations are an incredible spiritual tool that boosts your mind, soul, and attitude. They serve as a reminder of who you want to be and your true path in life.
Affirmations are incredibly personal and can be simple and general, or more specific to your own goals and ambition.
If you struggle with confidence and self-esteem, adding self-love affirmations to your vision board can really help with your attitude towards yourself. It is really amazing how seeing and reading positive affirmations on a daily basis can affect your mindset!
Some self-love affirmations to include on your vision board include:
- I am strong and smart
- I deserve to love and be loved
- I deserve happiness and success
You can also attach career affirmations, chakra affirmations, or romance affirmations to your vision board. The possibilities are really endless and all depend on who you are and who you want to be!
When you have created your vision board, remember to repeat the affirmation every time you look at it. Say it out loud, and be proud!
Vision Board Ideas for 2022
Alongside a guide on how to create vision boards, I thought it would be useful to add some images of my favorite vision boards that I have found online. I hope these inspire you to create your own version!
Vision Board for 2022
Let’s begin with this beautiful vision board that is full of inspiring phrases and beautiful images. The creator of this vision board has picked out some great quotes that aim to spur them on to achieve their dreams.
I love the images used, too. They have picked fashion and hair goals to add to their vision board and an image of a specific place. This may be somewhere where they want to visit! They have also added their sporting goals for the year ahead, too. This vision board feels super personal and this is why I love it!
Vision Board For Goals
This vision board is full of affirmations and words of positivity. They serve as reminders for the year ahead and the attitude that you need in order to follow your dreams and succeed.
This vision board is pretty general and is brilliant for boosting your mood and reminding yourself of what is important in life. I love how they have added ‘drink water’ to this vision board! Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves of these little self-care things that we can forget when focusing on the bigger picture!
Daily Affirmations Vision Board
This vision board is all about affirmations to read and say daily. If you have issues with self-esteem and confidence, a vision board like this can be the perfect addition to your home.
Sometimes, we simply need to be thankful and remind ourselves of who we are in the world and how great we are! I love the phrase ‘I am allowed to take up space’. We all need this reminder every so often, especially if we tend to want to hide away and stay out of sight!
Vision Boards for Kids
I thought I would add this vision board for kids to the list, as it really shows that vision boards are for everyone.
If you have children in your life, creating vision boards together might be a great bonding experience and allow you to help them understand the importance of goals and dreams. It will be super fun, too!
A Vision Board for Happiness
I think that this is a really cute vision board, as it allows us to put happiness and love at the forefront of our minds.
When it comes to vision boards, we might get sidetracked by adding images of our dream home or dream life. These things are really important, but it is also great to remember to create a life that is built on love.
This vision board also reminds us of being grateful for what we have in life. As the postcard says, life is beautiful! The addition of a picture of the person with their partner is super cute and reminds them to be grateful and happy every day.
An Aesthetic Vision Board
Vision boards are first and foremost a tool for manifesting and visualizing, but they also can be beautiful aesthetic collages!
I love how this vision board works. The creator has picked a color palette to follow and added images they like in these colors. They have added images of stylish clothes and quotes that are there to inspire!
Vision Board Journal
As I mentioned before, vision boards don’t just have to be a collage! You can also have a vision board in a journal. This is a great idea if you are particularly arty and love creating things directly from your mind.
I love the colors and images used in this vision board journal and the inspiring words that are included.
A Vision Board Using Words
If you aren’t a fan of collages and cutting and sticking, you can still create vision boards! This vision board using words allows you to put your goals and dreams down on paper, and figure out what you need to do in order to achieve them.
I really like how organized this vision board journal is and how there are different sections. Categorizing your goals like this will make you understand them better, and make you feel less anxious about the number of goals you have!
Create Your Own Inspirational Vision Board for 2022
I hope that this article has inspired you to create your own vision board. There are so many different ways of creating them and so many different things you can include.
The most important thing to remember, however, is that your vision board is for YOU. Create it however you wish and include whatever you want. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t creatively inclined, or if the vision board doesn’t make sense to anyone else.
If it spurs you on to complete your own goals and dreams, the vision board is perfect!