Now that you’ve selected your one word, committed to your new year resolutions, or established a goal, how is it going to stay at the forefront of your mind?
If you’re up for an art project I have two words for you!
FYI… I LOVE VISION BOARDS! Not only do they provide a visual manifestation of what you plan and WILL accomplish, you get to be crafty at the same time.
Since vision boards are extremely popular, I’m sure you have either seen, made, or plan on making one in the future. So, I’ll skip the basics.
Since no one knows your vision better than you, there is no right or wrong way to create your board. But if you are a vision board lover like myself and find that you are making a new one every 6-12 months I have a few tips that will not only help you save time, but will allow you to update your board as you meet your goals.
Make it last
While we lived in Nebraska, I decided to pass on using an oversized sheet of paper as my vision board. My board was not only going to be durable, but “pretty”. I did this by using an old wooden picture frame as my border and a sheet of cork board that I then cut, glued, and placed in the frame. Unfortunately, my vision board from Nebraska didn’t survive our move, so, this year I purchased a framed cork board. Since I used a cork board instead of a piece of paper, I’m able to update and create new goals by securing my pictures and quotes with push pins.
If you ’re not a fan of cork boards, but want to make your board more ecstatically pleasing you can place your piece of paper or poster board into a picture frame.
First things first. If you’re going to make a vision board you need your materials and supplies.
Board: paper, poster board, or cork board
Stick it: Glue, tape, push pins, or velcro
Images: Magazines, printed quotes, personal pictures, etc. I find it difficult to find images solely from old magazines; therefore, I print out pictures & quotes from my ol’ faithful, pinterest, or google. When it is time to put my items on my board, I make sure all of my images are printed or ripped out of the magazine for easy access.
DRANK: Grab your favorite drink! That bottle of wine, favorite spirit, beer, or cider
I view vision boards as an ever-changing canvas displaying our future aspirations; therefore, I create mine with my one word in mind. Since the one word concept focuses on six pillars: spiritual, mental, emotional, financial, physical, and relationships I seek out images and phrases displaying my vision in those areas. Here are a few questions you can reflect on prior to creating your board.
What life areas do I want to focus on with my board? Mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, financial, physical?
What goals do I want to include on my board? Long term or short term? Do you want to add anything extra to your board?
Even though vision boards are used to help you reach your goals and create the future you would like to see for yourself don’t forget this is a craft project. So, why not make an event out of it! Call over some girlfriends or have a virtual day of food, wine, and crafting. If that’s not your thing and you prefer to craft in a space of solitude that’s okay too.
This year I got together with some of my sister friends over Zoom and we got to work! It refreshing chat and create our visions over a drink or two while we reminisced and talked about our futures and everything in between.
So, whether you write down a list of your goals, have a vision board party, or do something solo I hope you have fun envisioning your future for this year and beyond.
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