Have you ever thought of creating a vision board but you aren’t quite sure what it is or how to get started? Well you are in the right place, dig in and I will walk you through all the steps of creating your very own customized vision board. A vision board is a collage of your dreams and desires intended to make you feel good while keeping your mind focused on your goals. People make vision boards to “help raise their vibration” so to speak, in order to allow a free flow of energy and abundance into their lives.
Your vision board can be small or large, simple or elaborate, detailed or vague. It’s your board so you get to decide what does and doesn’t go on it! The most important thing to keep in mind is that you are creating this vision board in order to facilitate certain positive feelings. Looking at things you want but feel like you’ll never be able to have or don’t think you deserve makes you feel badly about your circumstances and completely defeats the purpose of the vision board. It is perfectly okay to desire new experiences and things you do not yet own; the point of the vision board is to add clarity to your goals and help to remind you of them as you pass by it in your home, office or car.
The very first step is to start gathering images and quotations for your board. Don’t be too discriminatory now, you can always choose some pictures over others and even make multiple vision boards later; search for images and quotes that delight you and make you smile inside. Sunsets or people dancing, maybe even a quote from a favorite song or book you would like to place on your board, nothing is off the table. Grab a stack of old magazines – try asking your local recycling center if they would let you take some home, they usually have plenty! Check online and keep an eye out in your daily activities for things you might like to add to your board.
Next, we need to choose our actual board. You can use a piece of paper or several pieces taped together, or go to your local dollar store and purchase a poster board. You could buy a frame and matting and attach your images and quotes directly to the matting so that when you are finished with your board it is already framed. You can even make a digital vision board, just save and paste different pictures and quotes into a program like MS Paint, or Word, or the Applworks paint or Pages if you are using an iPad or Mac computer. You can set this as your desktop background, so that you see it every time you boot up your computer. There are even websites and apps such as www.dreamitalive.com or try the Hay House Vision Board app for Android and iOS — even Pintrest makes for a perfect medium to create a digital vision board.
Now that we have all of our materials together in one place, our pictures clipped and printed out, and quotes written down, we can begin assembly. If you have certain quotes, words and sayings you’d like to have on your vision board, go ahead and type out your quotes using your favorite fonts and colors, or handwrite them in beautiful handwriting.
Arrange all of your images and pieces you’ve gathered together around your board and begin rearranging until you feel like you have achieved the perfect layout. Consider placing your most important images right in the center to make a focal point. There should be a nice amount of “whitespace” around each photo and or quote or group of photos and quotes so that you can look at each part of the board individually as well as a whole and flow nicely through it, reminding you of all the good things you deserve in your life.
Once you are happy with the placement of your items and pictures it is time to glue your images to the board. I recommend against simple white school glue as it can make thin paper become rippled. Try using rubber cement, hot glue guns or craft glue to get the job done, but you are welcome to use scotch tape, or superglue or anything you have on hand. It is always a good idea to test the glue you’re using on an inconspicuous area before applying all over. A great craft glue I like is E600 it can be found online or at big box and craft stores. If you are going to use white school glue, try using a paintbrush to paint the glue onto the backs of your images in a thin and even layer. All you have to do now is set the board up somewhere you will see it. Hopefully you will stop and take a few minutes to view your board several times a day, take a deep breath and soak in the warm fuzzies you get from looking at your board and your day will improve with positivity!