It’s the New Year, and a time for renewal and resolutions. My resolutions are usually shot by January 31st. This year I decided to try a new approach, a vision board. I have been reading about vision boards, and avoiding the subject because the act of finding images and statements for a vision board felt like I would have to make a decision on “what I wanted to do with my life“. That is a lot of pressure.
The past year has been my experiment in social media. Trying to do and be everything. The shotgun approach and all work has left me feeling is scattered. I tell my social media clients that they don’t have to be on every platform, but I reasoned that each platform gave me an opportunity to share the different aspects of my brand. But all that has left me with is trying to decide what my brand is/was. I’m hoping this vision board will give me, well, vision and help me keep my eye on the prize.
Now I’ve considered finding some magazine and clippings and such, you know tangible items. But I figured since I am on my laptop, tablet or phone a lot, I should create a background for them since I stare at them, a lot.
But what the heck is a vision board and why is it important?
A vision board is a collage of images that represent the things you want in your life. So, focus on how you want to feel and not what you want to have. Think about what your dream life looks like, and find images that represent what that looks like to you. Select only images that make you smile. You can use magazines or images you find online. Keep collecting until you’re satisfied. Now take your photos and clippings and either glue them in a notebook or pin them on a bulletin board. You can also take a photo of your vision board and the use the photo as you computer’s background! Look at these images regularly. Hang out with them.
If you’d like to get more technologically innovative, you can create a digital vision board!
The process is the same. Find images that match your goals. Do a search, or just pay attention when you’re online. Most times you can just right click on the image or drag and drop, and save the photos to a folder on your computer, so you can find them all later.
Then use your favorite graphic program to create your vision board. I chose the collage option in Picmonkey. Just add your pics and the layout and “voila”. Save it and you are done! Another great option is using Pinterest! Here’s a link to mine for inspiration.
Have you used a vision board? How did you like the experience? Leave a comment below.