Well that time of the year has come around once again! Vision boards can be an anytime of the year kind of the thing whenever that lightbulb goes off in your head and you decide that you want to make a change, actually see your goals, or motivate yourself. To each its own but to end the year off right and start 2019 off amazingly I'm going to give you some tips that I've learned from some people that are walking versions of their vision boards and just things that I've learned over the years of making them.
1. Pen and Paper
Before we even get to the fun part, we have to reflect. What are some things that we accomplished? What are some things we could do better? What are some things you want to accomplish within a year? These things should be tangible and realistic. For example, if you have a 2.5 overall GPA, maybe you should write down a 3.0 overall GPA and go from there because a 4.0 overall GPA won't happen overnight and also mistakes and life happens so account for all of those things as well. With that being said, I do believe in putting some "Out there" kind of things because I mean you never know what may happen and just because you don't get it this upcoming year, it may happen the following year. After all I put a Benz on my vision board for 2018:) If you have an older vision board take whatever you didn't accomplish off and put it aside so you can place it on your new board. Write these things down and don't overdue it but don't under-due it. Your vision board isn't a collage so don't try to put a million things on it but it's also a masterpiece so don't leave to many blank spaces.
2. Find a Theme
I feel that finding a theme always helps me as far as deciding what kind of images I want to find and being more organized. Once I completely put my board together, I feel that it looks good and isn't just all over the place with colors, images, sizes, it just all fits and follows an underlying theme. Your theme can be anything from just a basic color scheme or actual era. Get creative, you're going to have to look at this for 365 days, make it something good to look at!
3. Finding Representations
The next important thing is finding something to represent each thing you wrote down. This could be an object that means something to you or just a simple picture. Objects can be more expensive and complicated to attain just because you have to make sure these objects aren't too heavy nor too big. Pictures can be cut out of a magazine, this is more of the traditional way, or you can find exact images online, save them to your phone and take them to get developed. Personally, I like getting my images online just because I can specifically pick the image that I want.
4. Displaying Your Board
Once you've completed your board, you may want to get a frame to put it in or just get some command strips to hang it. You want to place it somewhere that you can see it frequently and be reminded of your goals and desires. Some things may be too personal to place on your vision board for whatever reason, especially if you live with someone, if that's the case, I recommend printing or cutting the picture out anyway and just putting it in a safe place just so it's still physically there. (I do this myself)
Actually completing things both consciously and unconsciously on your vision board are one of the best feelings. Constantly reflect and add things if you want however, try not to take things off. But anyway, you did it! Your vision board for the new year is complete! Now let's make our dreams come true!