Ah, the turn of the year, and won’t we all be ever so reflective? Don’t worry, 20/20 vision is so almost three years ago. In 2023 (coming soon!), this is how to do a vision board. You’ve maybe heard of vision boarding before, and we want to invite you to rethink it. In all of our day-to-day responsibilities, we really don’t take enough time to zoom out and look at our lives. Where we’re going. Where we want to be going. Who we want to go with. How are we getting there? These are the sorts of ideas we invite you to think about in creating your vision board. Invite your friends to join in with you, and get dreaming, cutting, and gluing together. Now, here’s some guidance from our pros to envision your vision boarding party.
These are the essential must-haves for your prep list. If you happen to have a supply worthy of an elementary school teacher’s inventory, you’re set. If not (no problem, we thought you might not), see the list of supplies below for your guests to bring.
Save some cardboard from a package to use as your canvas
Size: No set sizes here, but we recommend 8.5” x 11” — 22” x 28”
Optional: Poster or foam board instead of cardboard
Magazines, newspapers, mailings etc. to go through
Think of your favorite brands that send you their catalogs. They most likely will have something in there to inspire you.
The more the better!
Glue stick, glue gun, and/or tape
Optional: Glitter, scrapbook borders and supplies, stickers
Use fun wrapping paper to cover the board as a background
Ask Guests To Bring
Glue or tape
What’s the point of a vision board? Oh, prepare to be inspired and leave dreaming big, ready for action.
Define: Vision Board [ˈviZHən bôrd] (noun): the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom, as expressed on a thin, flat piece of stiff material
The concept of vision boarding is to help you clearly envision your goals and priorities each day throughout the year. It is thought that seeing them repeatedly—whether just in passing by or focused on—will cement in your subconscious.
Employs the use of the Law of Attraction
Basically, a vision board helps you carve out time to tangibly see what lights you up, and what areas of life you want to grow and develop in. When you see these items and ideas that you physically picked and cut out day after day... you'll see that something just starts to happen.
**Make sure to put it somewhere you regularly see it.
Ask these questions to your guests to get them thinking, dreaming, envisioning.
Where do you see this year going?
What are your goals for the year?
How are you working toward them?
When do you feel most authentically you?
What inspires you?
What makes you feel whole?
What challenges are you working to overcome?
Your parameters. AKA: The who, the how, and the fine print.
Great for a small group so people feel comfortable and supported
Consider inviting guests who you know will appreciate the concept, as well as be open to sharing with each other. This one is all about engagement. You never know who could leave you inspired!