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How to Create an Inspiring Vision Board & Accomplish Your Dreams

You write your goals down year after year, only to never look at them again. You’ve got good intentions and high hopes, but that piece of notebook paper never actually seems to help you achieve your goals. It’s time to get creative and make your dreams a reality! Learn how to create an inspiring vision board with these tips and ideas.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board, or dream board, is a collage of inspiring images that highlights your ideal vision of the future. This helpful tool is created with optimism, mindfulness, and all of the positive thoughts you need to usher in your biggest hopes and dreams.

Why Make a Vision Board?

Have you ever found yourself fired up about a new goal only to have forgotten about it by the week’s end? Vision boards are great for making your dreams and aspirations impossible to forget. By creating a vision board and hanging it up somewhere that you’ll see every day, your goals will always remain at the forefront of your mind.

Want to cross the finish line of a marathon by the year’s end? Those glossy running photos on your vision board could encourage you to lace up your running sneakers every morning. Maybe your biggest goal for the year is to get more creative and step outside your comfort zone. Seeing that easel and brush image each day can give you the push you need to sign up for that painting event you’ve been wanting to try.

In short, a vision board can be a source of confidence and excitement throughout your journey. And if done well, an inspiring vision board can help you take actionable steps towards accomplishing your biggest aspirations.

What are the Different Types of Vision Boards

There is no one-size-fits-all format for creating a vision board. Your goals and dreams are unique, so it’s important to find a technique that accurately represents your goals and motivation style. Fortunately, there are many different types of vision board styles to try out. Check them out below.

Vision Board Layouts

When it comes to vision board layouts, the options are endless! Some people prefer pasting magazine cutouts onto poster boards. Others prefer tacking images onto cork boards or bulletin boards so that they can rearrange, add-in, or adjust their plans when needed. And if you’re not a fan of the arts and crafts route, try creating a digital vision board with a collage or vision board app.

Vision Board Timeframes

A vision board can encompass short-term goals that you can accomplish in a week, month, or season. In which case, you may want to use an adjustable approach like the corkboard option. If you’d prefer to go the long-term route, ensure that your aspirations are detailed with realistic milestones you can accomplish along the way.

Vision Board Themes

If you want to try out different vision board themes, this is the perfect time to get specific about what’s most important to you. Try creating a board that highlights your professional goals, or get super detailed by creating a vision board that showcases your personal and social aspirations. There’s no wrong way to design a vision board. Just make sure the goals you put on it are true to you and your future plans.

Other vision board theme ideas include:

  • Travel Goals
  • Money Goals
  • Romantic Goals
  • Family Goals
  • Health Goals

How to Create a Good Vision Board

Consider Your Goals

Before you start gluing images to your board, consider what goals you’d like to include. It may help to jot down your aspirations on a piece of paper before beginning. And remember, there are no wrong answers when it comes to what to put on your vision board.

Find Relevant Images

When finding visuals that you find attractive, eye-catching, and motivating, get creative. You can hunt through magazines, scroll through Pinterest, draw or paint your own pictures, add-in photographs, or print out graphics — whatever you find inspiring! In the end, your finished vision board should be something you enjoy looking at daily.

Showcase Your Vision Board

When you’ve finished arranging your images, hang your vision board somewhere that’s easy to spot. Hang it next to your coffee maker, tape it to your mirror, showcase it in your home office, or prop it up proudly on your nightstand. And if you’ve created a digital vision board, set it as your phone background or print it out.

Whatever you do, don’t let your vision board collect dust or sit in a drawer. And, as you start working toward your goals, don’t be afraid to add, remove, and rearrange your images if needed. After all, dreams and goals evolve as we do.

Remember: Your vision board doesn’t need to make sense or look beautiful to anyone else as long as it helps you visualize your goals on a daily basis.

Accomplish Your Goals at Painting with a Twist

Is “become more creative” or “get a new hobby” a big goal for you this year? Maybe you simply want to add a little more artistic flair to your vision board. What better way to accomplish all of these things than by joining a paint and sip event at Painting with a Twist?

Whether you’re embarking on a creative journey or diving headfirst into a new hobby, Painting with a Twist has the atmosphere, supplies, and inspiration you need to get the goal done.

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