The concept of a vision board – also known as a dream board – has been around for years and there is no time like the present to start creating a future that you can see. The idea behind a vision board is that it is a collage of pictures and quotes pinned, taped or pasted onto a poster board, which you can hang on your wall for everyday inspiration and put you in a positive frame of mind.
The typical way to create a vision board includes a bulletin board and pictures cut out from magazines and newspapers. But it’s 2020, and there are other (often easier) ways to bring together your hopes and dreams for the future as well.
Using an app like Pinterest is a great place to start. On Pinterest, you can create a virtual dream board – which you can make secret (which only you can see) or public (to share with your friends and followers) – and add pins that describe your version of a happy future. . You can also create several different boards for various projects you want to work on, books you want to read, quotes that inspire you – the possibilities are endless (and you don’t have to spend so much time cutting out magazines and to stick on paper).
Whichever way you decide to create your vision board, whether it’s by hand or using a digital app, have fun with it. Don’t limit yourself, because the future is unknown and anything is possible.
Do you want to have a family? Where do you want to travel? What would your ideal home look like? What do you want to do for a career? What quotes or sayings make you wake up in the morning?
These are just a few of the things that might be on your chart (s) that you can refer to daily to inspire you to work hard to achieve your goals and dreams.
You might want to encourage your friends to create their own vision board so you can share your desires (like planning a party or working together to get into the same college after graduation). Or better yet, a partner’s vision board can give both of you a glimpse of what a future would look like together (just make sure your partner is there by your side to do it with you).
Creating a vision board will not only give you something to pass the time, but will also act as a positive outlet for expressing yourself, your wants, needs, and wants. You will get to know yourself better and better understand what you expect from life.
After all, you are solely responsible for your future. So why not find out what your future might look like? Check out some of the benefits of creating a vision board below to motivate you to start building your own. Also check out some of our favorite vision board examples that people have shared on social media to get you started.
1. You will be able to manifest what you want for your future.
Often times when we talk about our future, it can be hard to imagine it working or integrating certain things into your current life. Making a vision board gives you the opportunity to bring your dreams to life in a way that you can see physically, which can be inspiring and help you really start working towards the goals you’ve set for yourself.
There is no better day than today to start, so if you are able to have a visual of your goals, it makes your ideal future a realistic business. When you can see what you want, it seems more achievable.
2. It will remind you of what you are working on every time you wake up in the morning.
Once your vision board is complete, it can be used as a great motivator whenever you get up and look at it in the morning. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost and make decisions that might not be in our best interests, but all you have to do is look at your dream board to remind yourself how far you have come. gone and where you want to go.
Having this board will keep you focused on your goals and unstoppable in your day to day life. It is important to understand why you are doing what you are doing.
3. The future will be full of hope and more exciting.
During this time (with a global pandemic, everyone in lockdown or quarantine), it can be difficult to see a bright side in life. But there you have it, the opportunity to spend time (finally!) Focusing on yourself and your future – the best is yet to come and your vision board will prove it. There is so much to look forward to.
It’s exciting to see that your life will be so much bigger than it is now. If there is something that you are not happy with now, that may change in the future.
4. Your vision board will help you determine what you want out of life and what you don’t want either.
As you create your vision board, you will discover things about yourself that you may not have known before. Maybe you’ll find that you want to live in New York or don’t want to have kids.
This activity is a way for you to explore your priorities and learn more about your inner desires, especially if you take the time to do it on your own.
If you find that there are things you are still not sure about, that is fine too. No one is saying your board is set in stone.
5. Updating your dream boards helps you accept that your goals and visions may change.
The vision board you make at 16 will probably (certainly) be a lot different than the one you do at 21. It is normal to constantly evolve and seek new experiences, so having those dream boards laid out year after year will help you. update them with your new goals and dreams can be really inspiring and motivating.
It is also important to recognize that dreams change and that there is nothing wrong with that. I encourage you to review your vision board in a few years. This way you can see how you’ve grown and start focusing on new goals.
6. You will be inspired to start your future now (instead of waiting for tomorrow).
The truth is, the present is the most influential part of creating the future that you see on your vision board. The decisions you make today will impact whether or not your dreams come true, so by creating a vision board you are taking that first step towards your future self.
It all starts with you. And it starts now. Your board is the start of the journey to the life you’ve always wanted. Go get it girl!
Isabella Pacinelli is a writer who discusses love, relationships, sex, self-care, body confidence, women’s health, college, and entertainment.