If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I feel about vision boards. If not, allow me to fill you in. I wholeheartedly believe that a well-thought-out vision board can be significant when goal setting. For years, I’ve created my own and I’ve even had to pleasure of leading a vision board workshop through my women’s empowerment organization, Fearless Woman I Am.
I created this year’s board at the end of 2019. Before getting started, I already had my word/theme for the year, as well as my anchor scripture. Visually, I knew I wanted my board to be simple, and I also wanted to use both words and images. My complete board now hags in my home office, directly on the wall in front of my desk. Placement is key.
If you want to create your own vision board or refresh your current one, it’s not too late. We still have six months and two seasons left in 2020. Here are three simple steps:
1. Make it Fun
Plan a vision board party using Zoom or Google Meet. Invite a few of your friends or family members to join you and make it a virtual party! To start, you will need:
- old magazines and catalogs
- a corkboard (you choose the size) or large poster board paper
- scissors, push pins, glue, tape, colorful pens, sharpies, & stickers
- the materials depend on your board base – corkboard or paper
2. Decide on a Theme
This step is important because it determines the images you’ll need to look for to create your board. Think about what you want for the rest of your year to look like. Think about what you want more or less of. What words or phrases come to mind? If you need help deciding on a word, here are 30 suggestions.
3. Make Your Board Visible
Once your vision board is complete, hang it where you can see it. I always suggest hanging vision boards in prominent locations (i.e. your closet, home office, near your nightstand, etc.). Your vision board is a tangible reminder of your goals and aspirations. Why would you not have it displayed for daily viewing? If you’re worried about your board clashing with your home or office decor, I suggest using a corkboard. They usually come with black, white, or wood frames. That way, you can match the frame to your decor. * Note: If you make a smaller 8 1/2 x 11 version, you can even put it in a picture frame on your nightstand.
All in all, your vision board should motivate you to accomplish your goals. It’s really that simple. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your board today. And if you already have a 2020 vision board, don’t be afraid to reevaluate your goals, recreate or tweak your board.