VisionBoards – Have You Done One Yet?

VisionBoards are being worked on all over the world.  Some may call them Dream Boards.  2021 is here, have you ever created a Dream Board?  How much thought and planning should you put into your boards?  From my perspective, the more the better

VisionBoards = Bringing Empowerment Forward

I started my VisionBoard this week.  I have done them in the past, but always with a group or team of like-minded people.  We were given a limited amount of time and had to scour magazines that were brought in by everyone for “just the right picture”.  No real instructions were given except to “Dream Big”.

So how do you prepare for creating VisionBoards?

Although it is relatively simple, there are some steps you want to follow so you don’t overthink or stress out over it.  You can easily work on it with friends or your team, but don’t put too many restrictions on it.  Just keep everything flowing smoothly.

You will want to think about what you want to accomplish this year.  Set some achievable goals, but also, put some out there that are outside the box.  Ones that will push you to your limits and then some.  Do NOT let others tell you their opinion of your dreams and goals.  You may want to get your spouse, significant other or even your children involved as far as ideas.  Make it FUN!!

My Starting Point

Some items you may want to gather ahead of time are magazines, pictures – if digital, be sure to print them out.  If you are do scrapbooking, bring out those supplies too.  Be sure to have a large poster paper, I used a 22″ x 28″ sheet of paper for mine.  I also have my 2021 planner because every goal needs a due date; my journal because I am reading a book on manifestation and many of my 2021 Goals & Dreams are listed there.  In fact, one year I did my VisionBoard using Post-It Notes. That way as I achieved what I had written down, I could just remove it from the board as a sense of accomplishment.

Be sure to have an area that can be left as is, in case you do not finish it the first day.  VisionBoards should be complex in that you don’t just want to throw it together.  Take it seriously.  While working on it, keep distractions to a minimum.  If you feel overwhelmed, take a break.  Go meditate, clear your mind, do a quick household chore.  What ever helps you.

A great resource is the internet

Seriously!  Go out and google for Dream boards or VisionBoards.  There are many resources, you can find some great ideas on Pinterest and YouTube too.  If you don’t have a lot of magazines lying around the house, Google Images is a must.  There are literally thousands of images for every single subject.  Including specific brands of whatever it may be that is on your list of Goals and Dreams.  Not creative?  This will be a Godsend to you!  Trust me!  Many of my items are NOT necessarily in magazines because they are so outside the box.

When you go to “snag” a picture, let me encourage you to get more creative and original an utilize a program called Canva. You can have so much fun creating your own pictures using this and the best thing is it is free to use.  Trust me when I say it will save you a lot of headaches later when trying to print it out.  If you are going to do this method, be sure you have a sufficient supply of colored ink.  Another recommendation, do not use Black and White pictures as you want to be able to continuously visualize each goal or dream.

Some Examples of other Dreamboards. Note the different sizes and ways to create. There is no wrong way, just do it!

Why should you do a VisionBoard?

As Benjamin Franklin put it simply, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.  This holds true for everything, every goal you want to achieve, whether it is to buy a new house, change jobs, EVERYTHING!

When you want to buy a new house, don’t you need to make sure your finances are in good shape?  If they are not, do you not have to then work to get them improved?  How do you PLAN to do it?  Just jump in and start flinging paperwork? No, you get a credit report and see what is not looking good and then you plan to write letters of explanation.

The next step in buying a house, figuring on a neighborhood.  Are you just going to visit a house and not get any background on the City or Neighborhood?  How about what you want in a house?  Get specific.  Write it all down.  Is it somewhat overwhelming?  Maybe.  Is it exciting? Definitely!  How fun is it to dream your dream house?  To ask for everything you want in a Home.  If you put it in writing, your search will be smoother because the realtor will know just what to look for.

Final Wrap Up

Now, why do a VisionBoard?  Because even the smallest goals are significant and deserve the attention of planning to have it achieved.  Are you hoping to lose a few pounds?  Be sure to not only write down the amount you want to lose or your goal weight, but also the date you want to achieve it.  Maybe look for a picture of a scale that you can write the information on.

Whatever you put down is going to be for YOU.  Not your parents who dictate your every move in life.  Have I completed my VisionBoard yet?  My goal is to finish it this weekend.  I know what I am looking for and will need to purchase some more ink in order to get those images in print.  I wish you the best of luck in completing your VisionBoard.