Goals Self Care

How to make a vision board

A vision board is a fantastic way to remind yourself of your goals and dreams and it is super easy to make one! If you’ve never heard of a vision board before, it is basically a collection of images of things you would like in your future. It can include anything, places you want to visit, clothes you’d like to buy, or even career goals.

By making a physical board with all of these things on, you will have a visual reminder of what you are working towards. This not only can help you to stay focused on achieving your goals, but if you don’t know what your goals are, it’s a great activity to figure out what you want!

What you will need:

  • A cork pin board (I got a pink one obviously! available here)
  • A printer
  • Paper (I recommend using photo paper)
  • Scissors
  • Push pins (My rose gold pins are from here)

Step 1. Find your images

So the first thing you need to do is actually find some images to put on your vision board! I would highly recommend using Pinterest to do this as it makes it super easy to keep all the pictures together. You could just use Google images, or even cut pictures out of magazines, but I find Pinterest is the easiest! Just make sure they are good quality images so that they print out clearly.

Now if you’re not sure what to put on your board here are just a few ideas that might help your search:

  • Travel goals (Countries you’d like to go to, places you’d like to visit)
  • Home goals (Your dream home, garden, kitchen, pet etc.)
  • Expensive purchases (Things to save for like a new car/designer handbags/new sofa etc.)
  • Career goals (A profession, promotion, company you’d like to work for)
  • Relationship goals (Make new friends, find a partner, get married etc.)
  • Wealth goals (An amount of money you’d like to save/be earning)
  • Hobbies (Yoga, craft, exercise, anything you want to do more of!)
  • Health (Stop smoking, lose/gain weight etc.)
  • Inspirational Quotes (To keep you motivated)

Step 2. Get images ready to print

Once you have all of your images ready you want to put them into a word document and get them ready to print! You will need to resize them so that you can fit them all on your board so adjust the sizes accordingly. I varied the size of the images so that I had different shapes and sizes to make the board look more interesting. My board is around A3 size and three pages of images was a good amount to fill my board.

Step 3. Print your images

So now you have all your pictures ready, it’s time to print them out. I highly recommend printing on photo paper as the images will last longer, and look much better. You can get a small pack of A4 photo paper from most supermarkets relatively cheaply and it’s great to have for when you want to print photo’s too!

Once you’ve loaded your paper into the printer, if you’re using photo paper you need to set it up to print on photo paper. This is really simple, all you need to do is go to print the document, click more printer settings, go to preferences, and change the paper type to glossy inkjet paper. You can then print your images and cut them out ready to pin!

Step 4. Arrange your images on the board

Lay your images out to find a nice way to arrange them, you may want to arrange them in themes like I have done, or mix them up, it’s completely up to you. I find having them in groups of what they are helps me to see my different goals.

Once they are arranged to your liking, you simply need to secure them in place using the push pins, and your vision board is complete! I recommend putting it somewhere you will see it often, like your bedroom, on the inside of your wardrobe door, or in your office if you work from home!

So that is how you can make a vision board in just 4 easy steps! To quickly take you over what I included in case you are interested, I have photos of New York, New Orleans, Bali and the Maldives as they are places I’d like to travel. I also have pictures of my dream home (a pomeranian is an essential addition to this) and my career goals (to start my own design business).

I hope this post can help you create your own vision board. It’s such a nice activity to do that’s a little bit crafty, without having to make too much of a mess! I have mine in my office and often find myself looking at it when I’m thinking, which helps me stay motivated as I can actually see what all my hard work is going towards!

If you make your own vision board please tag me on Instagram @positivelypink.b as I’d love to see!

Stay safe & stay positive

B x