Back when we were doing a Mindset Reset, we talked about using a vision board. Recall that a vision board is a fabulous way to focus on your dream life and actually visualize what you want to achieve. Building a vision board can also be a stress reducer because there’s usually no stress in dreaming.
But if you find sorting through old stuff to be not much fun, you can still create a vision board without all the cutting and pasting.
Digital Vision Boards
Vision boards don’t have to be clipping and pasting old photos and magazine articles to a poster. You can also use a Word document and digital photos and pictures from your files or online. Adobe Spark’s free collage maker can help you with designs for your digital vision board. If you’re pressed for time or don’t have a stash of magazines, this is a nice alternative. Once your digital vision board is complete, make it your computer’s wallpaper. On days you are wondering why you’re straining yourself so much, you can look at the board to give you a fresh reminder.
Put Your Board On Your Wall
Use a simple frame so you can easily hang it on the wall. Clients or anyone who physically comes to your workspace will have something to talk about.
Consider framing individual, large-sized photographs to display in a wall group as an alternative to collage templates. Take a photo of your dream beach house, the location of your bucket list vacation spot, or anything else that holds great meaning to you. For a vision board to work, you need to see it every day, so looking at these framed photographs will serve the same purpose: to inspire you to work hard to reach those goals.
Add a Mix of People, Places, and Things
So often we expect vision boards to be filled with expensive gizmos and gadgets but think about your ideal life and what makes it uniquely yours. Who are the most important people in your life? Where do you dream about traveling or living? Life isn’t just about how many THINGS you can accumulate; it’s also about the people we love and the adventures we dream about.
Use Your Vision Board to Journal
What better way to combine your vision board with journaling than to turn it into a journal! Or at least turn the board into the cover of your journal. Simply take some photos of your vision board, print them on heavy-weight card stock, resize them so it fits the cover of your journal, and adhere them with tape or craft glue. Now when you want to write about the day’s ups and downs, you can revisit your goals and find new inspiration, especially if you had many challenges throughout the day.
This one goes hand in hand with Digital Vision Boards but it’s even easier to use than a collage maker. If you don’t want the entire world to know your hopes and dreams, make the board Secret. The only downside is that Pinterest boards can get full very quickly and it may be difficult to focus on what you really want. To combat this problem, create a secret board for each area of your life (Work, Home, Vacation Home, Where I Want to Live, etc.). This way you can take a screenshot of your boards from the Pinterest dashboard and still see what you’re working to achieve.
What’s Your Financial Dream?
So many people think they can never be wealthy. Why not? It’s usually having a poverty mindset. But did you know your mindset can change? You’re not doomed forever. Allow yourself to dream!