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Vision Board: What is it & How do I Make One?

As you've likely heard by now, our next Professional Development class is nearly here! It'll take place November 28, 1100-1300 at the Bob Hope Community Center on RAF Mildenhall. We're supplying the basic crafting supplies and boards for those who need them, you supply the vision and materials like magazines, scrapbook paper, washi tape, quotes, etc. to fill it. (Do bring extras to share if you have some!)

Visit our previous blog post for more info!

"Create a vision board or a list and keep it where you will see it every morning. Dream big and you will achieve big things!" - Lauren Conrad

What is a Vision Board?

Simply put, a vision board is some form of board (feel free to get creative with this to fit your vibe!) filled with things that inspire you and are what your vision or goals are for your future. It can just be life in general--who you want to be as a person--family, your small business, your next DIY project, wedding/party planning, etc.

What do I need for a Vision Board?

First, you need a vision! Decide what kind of vision board you're going to make. Ask yourself questions like "What do I want to achieve?" "How do I want to feel?" "What do I value?" Try to come up with one word answers for these.

Now you need supplies. Let's talk about the background first. For this event, we'll be supplying a poster board or similar for you to use, but you're welcome to bring your own alternative! Think creatively! A corkboard, a pretty frame, a blank wooden sign, a small old window, a wire wreath (maybe attach items with clothespins), a planner page... the possibilities are endless! I'll attach a few ideas below to inspire you.

Source: The Glitter Guide

Source: @theresetgirl on Instagram

Source: 21 Flavors of Splendor

Source: Close to my Heart

There are a few options I spotted at the RAFL Arts & Crafts store that would make excellent boards! Most of the wooden signs are $20+, and the window was $13.55 (no promises it's still there). Feel free to comment on this post with other local suggestions you have!

What should I add to my Vision Board?

The traditional things to add are cutouts from magazines. There are some free magazines available at places like the A&FRC and library. However, there are options available if you don't subscribe to any print magazines. If you have a printer, there are plenty of free vision board printables available online. Some keywords to get you started are "vision board free printables," "girl boss vision board" and the "lady boss" variation, and "dream board." You can also write out some inspirational quotes and words you'd like to include on scrapbook paper that fits your style.

Look for images, quotes, words, and visual ideas that point towards a particular goal. Your vision board should help you focus on your goal and add clarity, not confusion.

Here are a few more questions you can ask yourself to help you decide what to include:

"What goals are you working towards in your life?" (small businesses, think number of subscribers/sales, influencers who inspire you, publications you'd like to be featured in)

"When you imagine reaching your goals in life, what does your life look like?"

"What's a new skill I'd like to learn?"

"What's a place I'd like to visit?"

"What's something I'm going to do better at?"

"What's something I'd like to do to better take care of ME?"

"What's something I'd love to purchase in the future?" (shoes, jewelry, car, computer, etc.)

"What's something I'd like to do better to take care of those around me?"

"What images, words, and quotes represent my life when I do these things?"

Checklist of things to bring Nov 28:

  • Board background (optional)

  • Magazines

  • Scrapbook paper

  • Washi tape

  • Printables

  • Photos

  • Quotes

  • Lunch

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