I hope that you are all having a great day!
I’ve always enjoyed setting myself goals and doing my best to accomplish them! While pen and paper is definitely wonderful for helping you finish up your to-do list or plan an event, for long term goals and motivation, I think visualizing your goals is definitely the way to go!
I absolutely love the concept of vision boards and how versatile they can be. I made my first one a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it! There’s just something amazing about waking up each morning, and being greeted with a literal world of possibilities, dreams and hope.
The greatest thing about it is that it’s extremely easy to set up and you can be as creative as you’d like! There are no restrictions!
Because I loved my vision board so much, I wanted to show you all how to make one too, so that all of us can get inspired and accomplish all of our goals together!
What you use for your vision board is all up to you! You could use a frame, a cork board, a chalkboard even the cover of a notebook or a piece of cardboard!
You are also going to need a visual representation of your goals and this leads to the first step-
Think of all the things that you want to accomplish, make a list of your dreams,passions and goals and then visualize them!
If you want to become a successful author, then picture a massive bookshelf featuring all the books you’ve written! Or maybe if you want to think of smaller goals like getting good grades, think of what motivates you to get good grades!
What drives you to work harder and be more productive? What makes you happy? What inspires you? These are questions that you should answer using your vision board! A lot of people start with inspirational quotes and then move on to their ambitions and passions.
There a loads of good places to get inspiration from, but my personal favorite is Pinterest!
Decide what your priorities are and what you are going to focus on. Then, bring that order to your vision board!
I’d recommend focusing on five things or less because if you spread yourself too thin then you aren’t going to be able to do your best for everything that you want to do.
For me, my priorities are- Trying to be the best Muslim girl that I can possibly be, doing well at school, writing up fun blog posts, working on my other writing and being creative! So, that’s how I mapped out my vision board.
I organized my images to make the inspiration and quotes that motivate me to stay in the middle and I spread out the rest of my goals from that point.
I really wanted to focus on all of the positive aspects of my life and and make the most out of every moment! As I mentioned in my previous post, that’s my quote for this year so it’s going to be highlighted in my vision board.
Your vision board doesn’t have to be picture perfect, nor does it have to be exactly like someone else’s! That’s what makes it so unique. It’s kind of like a glimpse into your personality and dreams!
This is the most important step! Having a vision board is amazing but the point of it is to motivate and inspire you everyday.
When you look at your vision board, it should remind you of all of the wonderful things you can and will accomplish! Working towards your vision is what is truly going to complete your vision board.
If you aren’t feeling inspired after awhile, then change up your vision board. If your priorities change or you lose your focus, adjust your vision board according to that. When you change, your vision board also must represent that.
This is what my vision board currently looks like:
I decided to keep my ‘school and learning’ goals on top (along with with a Hermione reference!) and then gradually moved down towards my most important goals and quotes! I wanted to throw in a couple of fun images but also make sure that everything I added to my vision board was something that wasn’t unnecessary.
Since I love fashion and writing, I put together a cute little ‘designing graphic?’ and I also added a feature to my vision board which I called ‘Words’. I wanted to display my favorite phrase/ paragraph of the month out of my own writing!
I had a lot of fun making my vision board (as you can probably tell haha..) and I really hope that,if you make one yourself, you do too!
What do think of vision boards? Do you have one? and if not, are you going to make one?? I really hope that you do! What are some of your biggest goals? Maybe we can all inspire each other to accomplish them in the comments down below! Let me know!