After spending weeks pondering over what we wanted for 2022, it was time to take the next step. This was the creation of a vision board. Many of us are very visual. A vision board can help you organize your goals. It is easier for you to see your goals before you write them down.
Probably in the past you’ve already done some vision boards. May be your vision boards were a failure, like ours. The first was because we were too concerned about making it look “pretty.” It turned out to be a masterpiece. It’s beautiful to look at, but it wasn’t intended. It was not realized, it is true.
We decided to write our next vision board. We completed four pages of text and photos. Problem is, we couldn’t see everything at once. The first page was true, we thought. The other three pages didn’t come true, possibly because we only glanced at them during the year.
We applied all the lessons we learned and Kathryn Lubow’s tips to this year. Some of our best friends and us hosted a vision party. We can’t wait to see all our goals come true! These are the top tips that we used to help you create your vision board.
HOW TO MAKE A BOARD OF YOUR DREAMS
- PICK THE RIGHT MAGAZINES
It is much easier to create your vision board by using the right magazines. We subscribe to travel and fashion magazines. For our vision board party, we brought over 30 magazines to friend’s home. If work is your focus, it had several business magazines. Halfway through the party, we realized that we didn’t have any content about love or home. We headed to the store to get a few home and bridal magazines. You can save time by planning ahead for your content before you go to the newsstand.
- SET THE MOOD
Make sure you have a calm space before you start making your vision board. You can use lighting a candle and listen to chill music. Kathryn recommends that you “take a moment before creating a board to set an intention.” This will allow you to invite positive change through the images. You can even lead a short mediation. After taking a few deep breathes, set the intention to be positive through our exercise.
- FOCUS ON THE FEELING
The biggest mistake when creating your first vision board is to focus on beautiful images. Kathryn says, “It’s more than just beautiful images.” Kathryn says that you want images that evoke positive feelings within you. Kathryn suggests asking yourself whether the image makes it feel good inside. It’s not what your want, it’s how you feel. It’s as if it were already happening.
- GET SPECIFIC
You can be more specific – it is the better. One of our friends would like to move into a larger space that has lots of light and windows. She designed home decor with large windows and bright colors. We have always wanted to go on a honeymoon in the Maldives. So, we placed a photo from the dream destination under a photo showing a bride or groom.
- SEPARATE BY CATEGORIES
Kathryn suggests focusing on particular areas of your board. You could, for example, create a section on your board that focuses on your home, your love, and your career, or any other area in your life you wish to make a difference.
- PLACE IT OUT
Before gluing, we prefer to lay out all of the images. It makes it much easier to make sections and to see what we want to remove or add. As we were placing images on the board, it reminded that this isn’t an art project. It’s all about feeling. In case you are a perfectionist like we are, we thought it would be a good idea to mention this.
- MAKE YOUR VISIONS A REALITY
Kathryn suggests that you end the process with an intent, just as you started it with an intention. Take deep, slow, steady breaths.
Next, it’s time for you to choose a location for your board. It is important that it is visible every day. That can be your bedroom. It’s private, and you can see your vision every morning when your wake up and every night as you go to sleep.
Remember, it’s all about you and what your intentions are. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is a useful exercise to help you think about your goals and to plan how to achieve them. We wish you all the best!