from assistant art director Elizabeth Stumbo
Visualization is one of the most powerful tools to getting what we want. When you create a vision board and put it in a place where you see it every day, not only will you always be able to see your goals and desires, but you’ll be more likely to recognize opportunities to attain those goals when they appear in your life. You’ll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set your intentions for what you want and how you want to feel.
- A board (we used poster board from the local crafts store)
- Scissors and tape/glue
- Inspirational materials; these can be magazines, favorite photos, printed or written quotes, meaningful letters, etc.
- Embellishments such as stickers, washi tape, ribbons, patterned paper, or other accents
- Cut out images or words that are meaningful to you.
- Arrange them on your board.
- Tape or glue the images in place.
- Embellish if desired.
What should you put on your vision board?
Add anything that motivates and inspires you! It can be quotes, images, colors, or found objects — anything that awakens a deeper meaning in your life. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. Think about what goals you made this year (they can be in the category of personal growth, relationships, finances, health, home, travel, education, etc.) What images come to mind when you think of those goals? How do you want your life to look this year? How do you want to feel this year?
How should you organize your vision board?
There are no rules! You can organize it however you want. Look at the top picture of this blog. Elizabeth organized her board into four distinct areas she wanted to work on. Lindsay’s vision board below has images flowing into one another with no order. Some people may choose to make multiple vision boards for every area in their life — for instance a work-related one they keep in the office, a health board to hang in their gym locker, and one centered on creativity for their crafts room.
from assistant multimedia editor Lindsay Mayland
Note: This exercise is part of our 30-Day Creative Challenge. Join our challenge today!