Have ya’ll heard of vision boards? Think of them as grown-up versions of collages, with a purpose. What purpose, you may ask? To motivate you and help you reach your goals!
Vision boards can be really powerful tools. It’s one thing to be able to write your goals down down, but to put a picture with words can be even better for some people. Personally, I’m pretty visual – not only do I need words to read, but I need a picture to go with words for me to truly understand and commit to something.
Creating a vision board and hanging it somewhere that you see daily is a great tool to help with motivation. They’re really simple to make, too. Here’s what I typically use to make a vision board:
- Old magazines that I can cut pictures and words from
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils – whatever medium you prefer
- Large sheet of paper (posterboard works well)
- Optional: cork board for hanging everything
Then, I start by asking myself a few questions so that I know what I’m looking for when I’m leafing through magazines or brainstorming words to write down. Here are some suggestions of things to ask yourself:
- What are my goals for the next 90 days?
- What do I need to reach these goals?
- How will I reach these goals?
- Who will help me?
- Why is this important to me?
Then, get crafty! Remember that this doesn’t need to be perfect – it’s for YOU.
Here are some examples I snagged from the interwebz:
Share with me: have you ever made a vision board? If so, share a pic in the comments!