How to Create a Vision Board that Doubles as Decor (and still works!)
Vision boards are everywhere! I had one a few years ago, but it was more just so I could ruin my magazines by cutting them up and taping them to the wall.
I decided I wanted to make one for my current visions.
A vision board, by definition, is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. It can be made up of pictures, quotes, words, and even objects. They are meant to be displayed in a way that you can see them everyday, as often as possible. The image of your visions on the board should be wired into your brain, and so regular of your everyday routine that it doesn’t require conscious thought.
This process incorporates the law of attraction, an idea that I have been working with lately.
The basics of the law of attraction:
- Good energy = Good outcomes
- Bad energy = Bad outcomes
- What you think about will come to you (good or bad)
- Be grateful for what you have, and be grateful for everything you ask for, even before you have it
When you think about your goals and incorporate them into your daily life, even before you have them, the law of attraction says that they will come to you.
I thought so, but damn there is something to that. In the short amount of time that I have been using the law of attraction, I have already had many of my goals become reality.
It isn’t just all magic. The more we visualize, obsess over, and dream about things, we are more likely to live our lives towards those things. You are more likely to speak up at work with your great ideas if you have been visualizing and manifesting a promotion. You are more likely to pursue a relationship with someone if you have been visualizing a relationship with them. The universe is crazy and I truly believe we can control it, whether it be with our thoughts and energy or our hard work and persistence.
ANYWAYS…. the vision board.
Okay. So I first made a list. I listed out all the things that were important to me. Family, career, education, fitness and health, happiness, you get the picture.
From there, take every category you listed off and make goals for what you want from them. With career, you may be looking for a promotion from work, new opportunities for relocation, literally anything you want. Dream big.
Research is next, but I promise it’s more fun than it seems. Turn on some happy music, open up your web browser, type in your first goal.
The possibilities are endless. I started my search with healthy eating and ended with motorcycles, so you really can do whatever you feel like.
Get a good amount of “visions” together for your board. I put up 18 for my board, but it is totally up to you.
Printing is next. Print out all of your “visions.” Lay them out. Cut them out if you did what I did (put them in a word doc, changed the sizes to my liking.)
Alright. Cut those pics up.
Done? Okay, now its the fun part.
Time to arrange the pictures for your board. For my board, I just put them on my wall, but you an also use a cork board or poster board.
Arrange it beautifully. For real. You will look at this every day, so make it count! This is where the decor part comes in. There is no right way or wrong way.
I chose all of these pics for a specific reason. They are all visually appealing to me, and they are something I have been working towards or something I am planning to work towards.
These pics were chosen because I love fashion, but I haven’t pursued it. I want to make sure I am confident every day and I want my clothes to reflect that confidence. Also, the picture of the bedroom symbolizes minimalism. I have been working very hard at living a more minimalist life recently. There is still so much to improve on but I am so proud of what I have achieved.
These pictures signify my crave for a healthier lifestyle. I want to be more conscious of what I put in my body, and what I do with that energy. Yoga is something I used to do along with meditation. I plan on getting back into that.
The two pictures on the top right are to represent self care. My skin issues have never been severe but I do struggle with feeling comfortable with my skin when it isn’t clear (which it never is.) This visual helps remind me I need to be taking care of my skin and drinking enough water. The other picture is obvious, I really need to hit the gym.
These next three are a little miscellaneous. The top one is a girl on a bike. I recently bought a vintage cruiser and I’ve been restoring it. I plan on riding this bike as much as possible and reducing my carbon footprint by doing so. The bottom left is a girl on a motorcycle. My goal is to own a motorcycle within the next three years. The last one in the bottom right is really to signify carefree living. I have been living my life very cautiously and I’m ready to have more fun in life.
I really had a lot of fun with this project. It didn’t take too long to do, and I truly believe it can help me stay on track with my goals and visions. I see these images every morning, every night, any time I am in my bedroom. I love the way they look on my wall and I love the purpose they serve!
Camera: Canon Powershot SX610 HS
Printer: HP Envy 5640