Earlier this month, I revived an old post about The Desire Map in honor of a New Year. In keeping with the theme of figuring out what it is you actually want (because that’s the real secret to good money management), I’m going to revive another old post – this time about vision boards.
I’ve been making a vision board every year for quite some time. It helps me visually see what it is that I want. Additionally, I’m pretty sure there’s something to be said for seeing what you want every single day.
With that being said, here’s an old video I made ages ago. As in, before I realized I was actually a finance blogger. Don’t judge.
How to Create a Vision Board That Works
I made a vision board last week and posted it on Instagram mentioning how I might make a video tutorial out of it. What I got was a very welcoming response so I delivered! Here are my quick tips on how to make a vision board that actually works:
1. Make time and space to create your vision board.
This is a process so make sure you’ve got enough time to dedicate to it. You may also find it helpful to create a calming atmosphere so you let the creative juices flow (candles, music, incense, whatever!)
2. Get clear about what you actually want.
It’s easy to let other people’s ideas of what THEY think our lives should look like get in the way of what we actually want. Fortunately, I’ve got the solution to this.
Take out a sheet of paper and split it into 4 sections. Each section is dedicated to the following sections: relationships, career/money, health/wellness, and spirituality. For each section just write the words and feelings that come to mind. This will serve as a guide while you’re looking for images.
3. Let go of any expectations.
This isn’t something to stress about! Just let it go and have some fun with it!
4. Do not edit yourself.
Be yourself! You’re not doing yourself or anyone else a favor if you’re not being honest about what you want.
5. Put it into practice!
Be open and receptive to the steps it will take to make your vision board a reality. It won’t just happen by itself, you definitely have a part to play in this whole thing!
6. Ignore your itty bitty shitty committee.
Acknowledge your fearful thoughts, let them go, and move on.
Finally, make sure to put this vision board somewhere where you’ll actually see it. I have it in my bedroom and it serves as a constant visual reminder of what I’m working toward.
For full details about creating a vision board check out the video above.