How to Make a Vision Board That Works

I assume you've heard of a vision board, but if you haven't...

A vision board is a visual aid for manifesting the future you want.

Vision board parties start popping up every January. It's the time to manifest and create your new year ahead. It makes sense. 

What doesn't make sense to me, however, is why the boards created at these parties usually end up looking sloppily thrown together. If this is what you want to create for your life, shouldn't you put a little more work into it's creation? In order for a vision board to be most effective at helping you achieve your goals, you need to see it everyday. You need to hang it in your home. 

Here's how to make a vision board that you'll want to look at everyday....

 

Things You Need:

Poster Board

Markers

Gluestick

Scissors

Old Magazines

 

What To Do:

1. Using a marker, draw a curvy, squiggly line on your poster. (It doesn't have to be just like mine! Make it your own.)

making a vision board

2. Draw a zig zag line on your poster. (Again, it doesn't have to be just like mine! Make it your own.)

vision board ideas

3. Draw a vertical line on your poster. (You get it. Don't copy mine if you don't want to.)

vision board preparations

4. Draw a horizontal line. 

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5. Randomly number the spaces 1-5.

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6. Now it's time to start decorating! Use markers, magazines, photos, WHATEVER! When you fill up a space, you can use markers to decorate the negative space and make it look more colorful.

 Each numbered space is reserved for the following categories:

1 - Strengths. What makes you strong? What do you do well? What makes you, YOU?
 
2 - Goals & Wants. What do you want to bring into your life this year? Money? Travel? a Home? Friends? Love? Represent it here. 
 
3 - Support System. Use this space for things that remind you of your support system. Friends, family, loved ones. This is space to remind yourself of the people who inspire you and encourage you. 
 
4 - Theme. Take a look at your number 2 space. What things do you want? What ties them together? The theme for your year is the greater intention. All of the things you want and work towards will go back to this theme. Maybe you want abundance, or kindness, or security. For me, I just want more time to do what I love.
 
5 - Letter of Encouragement. Write yourself a letter. It can be as long or as short as you'd like. Give yourself a reason to go after your goals. Give yourself some encouragement for those days when you feel like nothing is working. 
 
EXTRA SPACES-  You may end up with some open spaces. That's great! You have options. You could use those spaces to reiterate your main goals, provide extra inspiration for yourself, or swap boards with a friend and have a friend fill in that space for you with encouragement and reminders! 
 

Here's my finished board! 

beautiful vision board that works

 

I'd love to see what you create!

 

P.S. If you want to be successful, you have to see your board everyday. No excuses. That means hanging it up where you can see it. A great option is to put it in your closet! You have to get dressed everyday (well, you don't HAVE to) so you're bound to see it. 

 

 

The Best Advice I've Ever Received

I just met a man who started his morning with 75 handstand push-ups. Impressive, right? It's even more impressive when you learn that he's 70 years old!

When this man sat down next to me in a crowded autoshop waiting room, I wasn't very interested in chatting. I had no idea that he would leave me with the best advice I'd ever received. I had work to get done, and I was already in a bad mood because my car was taking twice as long as I expected. As I feared, the man started talking to me. I told him about my job and listened to his stories about the Italian mob in NYC where he grew up. Before I knew it, I was truly captivated by our conversation. 

As he was leaving, he left me with one of the most inspiring thoughts I've ever heard. I scrambled to write them down. Here they are...

“My wife died of cancer… she lived with it for 25 years. So I know that when you have a body that works, you gotta use it. I use mine, every single day. I haven’t missed a workout since I was 35 and I’m 70 now. This morning, I did 75 handstand push-ups and oh man do I feel it! I’m so sore already! But it feels like strength and life and at 70 years old, any day could be my last. So I do everything I can to use the body I have before I lose it. That’s really something I wish I could tell more people. You gotta use what you have before it’s gone.” 

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