As we are nearing the end of 2016 no doubt we’ll be inundated with posts about new year’s resolutions, so I thought I’d beat all other bloggers to the chase (hahaha) and start the conversation on vision boards. I stumbled across the word while browsing through Instagram the other day and it caught my attention namely because 1) I didn’t know what it meant 2) I thought it might be related to content creation for social media so wanted to learn more. I googled the term and it actually has nothing to do with content creation.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.
Why should you make a vision board?
1. It will help you define what it is you want in life.
2. If you can figure out and clarify what it is you want to achieve, you are far more likely to achieve it.
3. Looking at the vision board every day will keep you on track and remind you what your goals are.
4. When you are having a bad week, a vision board will remind you of “the bigger picture” It will ease your anxiety and give you a sense of purpose.
5. When you achieve everything on your board, you will have a strong sense of personal fulfillment and confidence that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
To put together a vision board you can cutout pictures from magazines or download images from Pinterest and arrange and attach them to a small board. The images should represent things you aspire to or want to achieve, so if your dream is to travel to x country in 2017 then include a picture of this country. If you want to learn to surf, then a picture of someone surfing. The board should also focus on how you want to feel, not just material things you want. You can also include a few inspirational quotes and/or written cards from people.
Make sure to put the board it in a place where you will clearly see it every day. Maybe on a desk if you are studying for a course or work from home or near your mirror/vanity table. Make it aesthetically pleasing too, so that it’s something nice to look at.
I think one of the big reasons people can feel stagnant or just generally confused in life is that they don’t know clearly what they want. Once you know what you want, you just have to chart the way to get there, in measurable steps and keep on working towards your goal until it becomes a reality
That’s the philosophy anyway – let me know how it goes!
Complete outfit: Primark
Photos: Meghann Hales