A vision board is a visual reminder of what you want out of life. It can include images or words that trigger excitement and passion in you. It can be useful to create a vision board and place it in a space where you will frequently be reminded to go for your dreams. The vision board is a powerful tool when you are trying to manifest changes, opportunities or experiences into your life. Many people collect motivating images from magazines and make a collage but I like to create a digital vision board. You can use Pinterest or a software program like Photoshop to create your own digital vision board.
Below you will find some ideas of what to include on your vision board as well as a couple examples from my board:
If you have ever thought, “I wish I could….” put it on your board!
Pinterest is one of the easiest ways to create a digital vision board. You can create boards for each aspect of your life. For example, if you hope to travel or go on a vacation, you can pin your dream vacation photos onto that board. You could also create one giant board that contained images representing your entire vision board. I used Pinterest for a long time but found it did not meet my needs for two reasons. One, it was too easy to “pin” any old image that half-way excited me. I had dozens of pins that I liked but I was not truly focused on manifesting many of them into my own life. My second challenge with my Pinterest Vision Board is that I did not go and review my vision daily – while it was conveniently online and very organized, there is something powerful to actually seeing your board and being forced to think about it throughout the day.
I now create my vision board using Photoshop but you could do a similar thing in PowerPoint, PicMonkey, or any software that allows you to place images in the file.
If you wish to create a vision board using Photoshop, I recommend beginning with a file that is 16 x 20 so you can create a poster of your vision board. If you are using PowerPoint, a letter size file will work just fine.
I use Google searches to find images that represent what I want in my life. I put a variety of images on my board – some are easy like the fact that I want new kitchen towels. Other images represent long term business or family goals. I look for images that create a positive emotion inside me – they need to excite me from the get-go or they won’t be enough to motivate me when I see them later on. As I find images, I use my mouse to right click and copy each image. I then go into my software (Photoshop or PowerPoint) and paste the image or graphic on a single page document. If you want to include several images, place the images nice and tight so there is room for your complete vision. Be sure to save as you go so that you won’t lose your work.
Once you have created your vision board, you can print it out at home or use a photo service.
I send my 16×20 image to Costco and have a poster printed. You will want to watch the cropping on Costco’s site when you do this to be sure you don’t lose the edges of your file when the poster is made. (You could also leave a nice white border around the edges when you create your vision board.) A large poster like this only costs a couple dollars to print. I have mine posted in my bedroom on a magnet board. I can easily add new images around my main vision board if I see something that excites me. I also order a 4 x 6 print so that I can keep my vision board with me as I travel.
If you are using PowerPoint, you can create your file and then save it as a .jpeg if you want to be able to use a photo service to print it.
Creating a digital vision board and printing it is the easiest way to stay connected to your dreams. Whether you choose to use old magazines or digital images, a Vision Board is a fun way to motivate yourself into action.