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How to Create a Vision Board

by Elissa Solomon
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Are you done daydreaming and want to turn your dreams into reality? Using your creativity, you can create a vision board, which is a powerful way to set your goals, visualize your future, and stay motivated. Creating a vision board can help you stay focused on your aspirations, whether it is for personal growth, a happier lifestyle, or even a successful career. In this blog, we will look at how to create a vision board with the help of your creativity, scissors and some glue.

What Is a Vision Board?

A vision board is something that you can see and feel everyday that represents your goals, dreams and aspirations. Seeing it everyday, you are constantly reminded of what you want to do, where you want to go, and what you want to achieve. Normally, a vision board is made up of pictures, affirmations, quotes, and anything else that fits in your personal and professional desires. Using these visional elements, you then create a mosaic of motivation and inspiration on a board. You will be able to get to the point of your intentions and really focus on what matters to you while you are busy creating your vision board. And by regularly looking and thinking about your vision board, you are using the power of visualization to manifest your dreams into reality.

Why Create a Vision Board?

Creating a vision board is extremely fun, but it does serve a big purpose. So, before you start snipping away, let have a look at why a vision board can be the game-changer in your life:

  • Clarity: Vision boards are like a blueprint of your dreams. They make you sit down and clarify what you really want by taking a closer look at your goals.
  • Motivation: When you see your vision board everyday (sometime more than once), you stay motivated on your “why”.
  • Focus: We all fall prey to getting sidetracked in life, but a vision board keeps you focused on what you want.
  • Positive Energy: A vision board oozes with positive energy, because you keep staying motivated and optimistic while working towards what you want.
  • Creativity: You are molding a positive mindset while making your vision board, and in doing so, you are becoming creative.

Gather Your Supplies

Creating your vision board requires a lot of things. Here is a run-down of what you need:

  • A board: You can decide what you want to use as your board, but it’s normally either a poster board, large piece of paper, or even a cork board.
  • Images: You can go old school with magazines and photographs, or go on the internet and print your images.
  • Scissors, tape, and glue sticks.
  • Decorative materials: Your pens, markers, glitter, stickers, or even some lights.

But, if you are more into the digital sphere, then try out some apps and websites that will help you build your virtual vision board.

Set Clear Goals

Just like building a house, you will need a solid plan before breaking ground. So take the time and really think about your goals and what you want to achieve. You can create a vision board for short term goals, long term goals, or mix them up into one board. The normal categories that feature on vision boards are:

  • Career: Professional skills, starting your own business, promotions.
  • Relationships: Romantic partners, family, friends.
  • Health and wellness: Nutrition, fitness goals, mental health.
  • Personal Growth: Travel, hobbies, education.
  • Financial: Purchase, investments, savings.
  • Lifestyle: Home decor and fashion.

Write down your goals so that you know what images, quotes and so on you will need for your board.

Finding the Right Images and Words

Your goals and dreams should shine through the images and words you choose to put on your vision board. So take the time and browse online, take some pictures, and flip through a few magazines. You will know if the picture is the one when you feel a positive emotion to it and it draws you attention. Whether you choose a busy office for your career aspirations, a stunning beach for relaxation, or a boss outfit for confidence, the images should show the essence of your goals. 

It’s not just the pictures that’s important, but the words and phrases too. You will need to describe what that picture represents with the quotes, specific words, and affirmations you add on the board. Let your creative run wild by using different styles, colors and fonts for the words. It will also make them stand out. The end goal is that whenever you look at your vision board, you get recharged with motivation and joy about what your aspirations are and the road you are taking to achieve them.

Assembling Your Vision Board

Now it’s time to bring it all together. There is no right or wrong way to lay out your images and words on your board, let your creativity guide you. But if you need some directions, here are some tips that can help you:

  • Arrange by theme: You can create a cohesive look if you group related goals together.
  • Layering: If you’re looking for a dynamic look, you can overlap words and images.
  • White space: Leaving white space between your elements can make your board feel less cluttered.
  • Personal touches: Put a bit of yourself on your vision board by adding your own notes, decorations or drawings.

You can start gluing everything on your board as soon as you are happy with how the layout looks. Perfection is not the goal here, because your board should be an evolving piece of inspiration.

Placement and Daily Engagement

Don’t let your board just become another decorative item in the room. You need to place it somewhere where you see it everyday. It can be your bedroom, office, bathroom, or any other place where you can always be reminded of your goals. Once you see it, take a few moments to visualize your end point and get motivated. 


Creating a vision board is not another craft project, it’s a powerful tool to help you achieve your goals. By knowing how to create a vision board, you will stay focused and motivated to make it happen.

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