This post was originally written for HelloHustle.com, which no longer exists.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect and refocus on your goals. At the beginning of almost every season, I like to sit down and set up a Vision Board and create a list of goals for that season or year. This year I really want to focus on eating better and finally living in NYC, so my board is going to be full of yummy food and apartment inspiration.
What is a vision board?
Well, I’m glad you asked… A vision board is device used by people from all walks of life from fashion designers to college students. To put it simply, it’s a board with inspiring images or words on it. A vision board is something to help motivate you to be the very best you can be. It can be virtual, (hello pinterest)! However, it doesn’t have to be virtual it can also be something physical like a sheet of paper. I am a paper kind of girl, however I did recently learn a bit of photoshop( PS I still suck at it a lot). So, instead of printing out images from online, I might just print out the final product ( which is way better for the environment.)
How do you make a vision board?
There is no correct answer to that question. You can do it anyway you want too! Embrace your creativity. I used to spend a lot of the time going through magazines and ripping/cutting out inspiring images and setting them aside. Sometimes I like to use construction paper, sketchbook paper and even plain old computer paper as a base of my board. I cut out my images and arrange them on the paper, then I glue or tape them down. Like I said, I am trying to improve my carbon footprint, so I am planning on just photoshopping a bunch of images together to create my board and print it out. Voila, it’s done!! It’s such an easy and simple craft, a perfect activity to do with your children or even a group of friends.
What do you do with it once it’s done?
Hang it up! It’s super important to place your vision board somewhere that you can see it each and every morning when you wake up as a reminder to live your best life. I am deeply considering putting it right next to my vanity table. I think that everyone needs a little inspiration, so I encourage you to set aside some free time and let your creativity run wild.
Have any of you make a vision board? If so, where did you hang it?
P.S. sorry for the quality of the image of my board, I am not sure how to save Polyvore content other than screenshoting it. Also credit to everyone who created these images, a few of my own but most are not. Also “Look What You Made Me Loose” was a hashtag that I came across on Twitter.