A vision board is a poster board in which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines.
The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires.
The Five Steps of Creating a Vision Board:
Step 1: Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words.
Step 2: Go through the images and begin to lay your favorites on the board. Eliminate any images that no longer feel right. This step is where your intuition comes in. As you lay the pictures on the board, you’ll get a sense how the board should be laid out. For instance, you might assign a theme to each corner of the board. Health, Job, Spirituality, Relationships, for instance. Or it may just be that the images want to go all over the place. Or you might want to fold the board into a book that tells a story. At my retreats, I’ve seen women come up with wildly creative ways to present a vision board.
Step 3: Glue everything onto the board. Add writing if you want. You can paint on it, or write words with markers.
Step 4: (optional, but powerful) Leave space in the very center of the vision board for a fantastic photo of yourself where you look radiant and happy. Paste yourself in the center of your board.
Step 5: Hang your vision board in a place where you will see it often.
Here a couple of pictures from my Vision Board Brunch.
I streamed a slide show from my computer of sample vision boards using my Apple TV.
All of the guests were asked to bring old magazines, poster board and scissors. I provided the glue sticks.
Me and my good friend Frantzie of Detours, Lessons and Tolls.
Kali of Hip Hop Hard Body was too busy working on her board to look up!
Below are pics of my friends that ended up finishing their vision boards.
Of course I had to get fancy. I bought a white frame and decorative paper. My vision board had to coordinate with my bedroom decor!