What is a vision board and why should you have one? 

Simply put a vision board gets your ideas, dreams and aspirations out of your head and brings them to life in full technicolour. If you have super clear goals then it’s the perfect compliment. If you don’t, then it’s a great place to start.

If, like me, you have a visual learning style you might also need to see the future rather than just think about it. Visualisation and manifestation are powerful mindset tools. If you can see what you want every day then, subconsciously, things will start to move in that direction.

And if 2024 still feels like a blank sheet then this might be just the tool for you.

How to create your vision board 

My vision board is for my life as a whole. Yours could be the same or about something more specific in your life. The best thing is that your vision board is as unique as you are. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. If you’re feeling a bit stuck consider your answers to the questions below:

  • What direction do you want to take in 2024?
  • What do you want to change?
  • What would you do if nothing got in the way?
  • Who is part of your 2024?
  • What would be your top priority above all else?
  • What would take you out of your comfort zone?
  • Where would you like to go in 2024?
  • What energises you?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What do you really, really want?
  • What needs your attention?
  • How do you want to feel?
  • If 2024 was a colour what would it be?

Your vision board can represent both your end goals and the steps you need to take to get there. It can be personal or work related or a bit of both. You can get images from newspapers and magazines or off the internet. You can draw and write. It’s a chance to be creative when maybe your day job has had all creativity squeezed out of it. Check out my Instagram reel for inspiration and this one for how others.

Getting started 

  • Gather old magazines and supplements, a large piece of paper or card (A3 is a great size), glue and scissors
  • Set aside at least an hour to flick through your stash
  • Go with your gut instinct – and cut out everything that talks to you. You can always edit later. More is more for the first edit.
  • When you think you’ve got enough then lay it out, take a step back and look at what you’ve got. If it means something to you, then that’s all that counts.
  • Stick it all down and put your board where you’ll see it every day.

Park your embarrassment and embrace your inner child.

Don’t think about it too much. Flick through and rip out words and images that speak to you. Aim for a big pile and then you can edit to what feels right.

If you don’t have any magazines, use Pinterest or create a board in PowerPoint.

You can’t mess it up because there are no rules. It’s as unique as you are. So get cracking.

Make your vision board alone or do it with friends. Make one with your children or partner.

Then what?

You put your vision board where you will see it every day. Subconsciously it’ll have a huge impact on where you focus your attention. Here’s some more inspiration.

Mine is on the inside of my wardrobe. One friend has hers on her office wall. Another stuck hers on her fridge.

I can’t promise a specific outcome for this exercise but I do know that when you state your intentions, visualise your dreams and take responsibility for the change you want to see amazing things really do happen. And you have some child-like, creative fun along the way.

Happy vision boarding!

If you don’t think you can do this on your own but really want to create some positive change in 2024 then get in touch for more information about how coaching with me works.