As more and more of us are working from home now, it’s time to have a bit of fun and by fun I mean vision board fun. I have to admit. I’m in love with my vision boards and helping others make vision boards. My vision board is a beautiful, colorful daydream brought to life, and when I’m working on it, I get lost in my dreams and time slips away. But don’t make the mistake of thinking whiling away an afternoon with my vision board is unproductive. Quite the contrary, spending a couple of hours planning my future with a vision board leaves me feeling inspired and ready to take action. After all, the harder I work, the closer I am to seeing those dreams become a reality.
“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”
If you’ve heard of vision or dream boards but haven’t tried your hand at creating one, what’s stopping you? For some people—especially those left-brained analytical types—find the very idea of creative goal setting to be so overwhelming they simply don’t know where to begin. For others, it’s the thought of collecting all the pieces that turns them off.
For both, though, the answer is simple. Begin with what you have on hand. There are no “rules”.
Creating a Vision Board is the Most Fun You’ll Ever Have in Your Office
What supplies do you need?
Books & Magazines
We all have that stack of magazines we keep meaning to donate or toss in the recycle bin. Now you can repurpose those old magazines into your vision board. Flip through them and clip pictures that inspire you, such as vacation spots you’d like to visit, homes you’d love to live in, museums you want to explore. Don’t be picky or too selective. You don’t have to use all the images you clip, so for now, just cut out anything that captures your imagination.
In fact, the images you collect don’t have to be photos at all. Inspiring words, beautiful typography, even attention-grabbing ads can all make for an inspiring vision board.
Vision Board Fun with Colors
Don’t be afraid to let your creative side show with some hand lettering or doodling on your vision board. Quotes you love, special dates you want to commemorate, and even the names of people you admire can all find a home on your vision board.
Stickers, Ribbons & Art Supplies
If you have kids, chances are you have plenty of craft supplies that will make great embellishments for your board.
Stickers are more than just quirky accessories. Use them to mark the most important items on your board, the ones you want to work toward next. Ribbons keep related ideas together, and mementos such as ticket stubs or receipts can serve as reminders of the life you want to live.
Remember, above all else, have some vision board fun of your own. Design a board that inspires you and lights you up every time you look at it, and it will work its magic on your life.
I have put together a Guide on How to Create a Dreamy Vision Board just for you.