Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” Habakkuk 2:2-3
A vision board is a way to visually display images or quotes to be motivating, inspiring and uplifting. The purpose is to help you achieve any goals, improve an area in your life or just feel more positive. I'm not an expert on this subject, but I'll give you some tips and links on how to create one for yourself. :) There are no set rules for how to create a vision board but you'll want to make a few decisions:
1) Physical or virtual vision board?
Physical could be a cork board, poster board or magnetic board (or any other type of object) where you can place pictures, quotes, etc. You can either permanently affix by using glue or have a "flexible" vision board by using pins or magnets (depending on what you chose). Virtual could be using Pinterest (see the link for mine) or creating one on Canva.
2) What things do you want to accomplish this year or an area where you want improvement?
Decide on which goals you want to set. These can be in any category of life - spiritual, professional, physical, financial, etc. Take some time to do this so you can pinpoint what is really important to you. Then you find objects to place on your vision board that inspire or motivate you - words, quotes, pictures...the possibilities are endless!
3) Where will you put your vision board?
In my opinion, it's good to have it in a place to view often (otherwise it's "out of sight, out of mind") like a bedroom or office. If it is online, how often will you visit it for inspiration?
I created my first vision board in January 2017 inspired by a friend who created one. I'm a pretty private person, but I've decided to share a picture of my board from last year - see below (it might be a little hard to see due to glare; I'm no photographer). I purchased a simple cork board from Target and found pictures on the internet which I either had printed at Target photo or on my printer at home. I laid out the pictures and found a display that I liked before pinning them on. In the center is the quote, "In everything I do, may Jesus be the one who is always glorified." That is my main goal in life - to keep Jesus in the center - of my life, business, marriage, friendships, etc. Then on each corner of the board, I put an inspirational quote. The rest are pictures of things that make me smile, feel happy or remind me of a happy time. And on the bottom are goals for my business which includes starting an online consulting practice and sharing more about essential oils (hence the quote about comfort zone, ha).
This year I'm going to keep the basic outline of the vision board and add some more scriptures that soothe me, quotes that inspire me and other things that I haven't decided on. It's a work in progress and will be ever changing. That is how I've done my vision board and here are some other links on how other people create theirs:
Vision Boards 101
How to Create a Christian Vision Board
Create Online Vision Board
How To Create a Vision Board with Intention and Purpose
Printable Vision Board Template
Did this inspire you to create your own vision board? Please comment below. Thank you for reading!
Maria Walcott. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist "Extraordinaire" :) Nutrition "nerd". Essential oil educator. Love nature. Want to protect God's planet and help His people become their healthiest selves.