World | Jan 21, 2022

How to create a goal-smashing vision board

Juanique Tennant

Juanique Tennant / Our Today

Sample vision board

If 2022 is the year you’ve decided you want to get serious about the trajectory of your life and truly make your dreams a reality, then creating a vision board for yourself could be a step in the right direction.

A vision board, as the name suggests, is a board used to visualise the goals and dreams that are at the forefront of your mind’s eye, creating a tangible reminder of what you are aiming to accomplish in a particular timeframe.

To put it simply, if done correctly, a vision board may serve the purpose of acting as a guide to keep you working towards your dreams, even in spite of day-to-day life nuances.

How to make a Vision Board

  1. Create a list of S.M.A.R.T goals you want to achieve

The best vision board is one that mimics the goals you aim to accomplish. Spend some time getting clear on what these are and be sure to make them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based.

READ: How to set SMART goals for the new year?

2. Find pictures that represent the goals you’ve set

Check out old magazines, newspapers, stock image websites or things of the like to find pictures that depict your vision board goals. These do not have to be physical objects, using pictures that have symbolic meanings work just as well.

For example, if finding a life partner is one of your goals, instead of searching for a picture of a man or woman who meets your physical ideal, find a picture that represents love. This could be two people holding hands or a couple embracing one another.

3. Use your pictures to create a collage

Once you’ve collected enough pictures, it’s time to bring your vision board to life! 

Use your creativity to arrange your pictures onto your cardboard or cartridge paper-based board, into an attractive display, then glue, tack, or tape your pictures to hold them in place. 

4. Top off your vision board with a few affirmations

Your vision board shouldn’t only represent the material objects you want to acquire but should also include how you want to feel or your ideal state of mind.

Think of words such as “healthy”, “strong” and “loved” as examples. You can search for these words in your magazines or write them yourself. 

Add them to your vision board in a visually attractive way to help keep your morale high, even when things aren’t going as planned.


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