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For the past several years, I've taken time to think through my life and put focus on what I want to create next for myself. Then, I create a vision board.
What is a vision board?
Vision boards are tools used to visualize the goals we want to accomplish in our lives. While it may look like a small poster board with magazines, I see it as an opportunity to take time away from everyday life to think strategically about how you want to live and who you want to become in your future.
Your vision board is a result of that thought process.
Why create a digital vision board?
Simply, because everything is digital these days!
One important step in visualizing your future is the actual "visualizing" part. The more you can visualize your goals, the more real they will become. When you create a digital vision board, you can take it with you anywhere you go and you'll have 24-hour access to it. A dose of inspiration anytime you need it.
Step One: Decide on your goals
Whether you're creating a paper vision board or a digital board, you have to start off with the vision that you ultimately want to accomplish. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you create a vision board to support it?
Decide on the goal you want to accomplish first. Then think about what you want the rest of your life to look like. For example:
Spend more time with friends and family?
Focus more on self care?
Pursue a life long passion?
Take up a new hobby?
Your vision board is a blank canvas to build the life you want so you have to start with a clear idea of the goal before you get started.
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Step Two: Find Your Images
When it comes to your vision board, images are EVERYTHING. (Yes, it’s that serious!)
Since this is a digital vision board, you won’t need any magazines! #WooHoo. Instead, find your favorite pictures and images online. Here are my favorite websites for free images:
You could also do a quick google search for your favorite celebrities, fashion styles and events. No website it off limits! Since your vision board is for personal use, you can print out any pictures you want that inspire you to keep moving towards your goals.
Step Three: Create Your Collage
Create a collage using any collage smartphone app
PicCollage (a photo collage app available on both Apple and Android)
Create an image using Canva
Canva is a graphic design tool for everyone. This is a super easy to use tool with built in shapes, text, graphics and plenty of templates to choose from.
Create a Pinterest board for it
If you’re already a Pinterest user, this might be a simple choice for you. Create a Pinterest board with images, quotes and blog posts that support your big vision for your life.
Pro tip: If you don’t want others to have access to it, simply make your board secret so your posts will only be available to you when you need some inspiration.
Step Four: EDIT
Now that you have all of your images, it’s time to edit it! Take a second look at each image you put on your digital vision board and ask yourself one question:
Does this fill my soul?
If you don’t look at an image and think HELL YES then it’s likely not going to keep you inspired over a long period of time. You want to maximize the affect of each image and quote on your vision board.
Take out the mildly inspiring images and replace them with images that light you up!
Step Five: Make it Your Screensaver on your phone or desktop
Once you’re all done creating your vision board, take a screenshot of it and make it the screensaver for your phone or desktop computer.
This insures that you’ll be able to see your vision board daily. See it. Breathe it. Believe it. Live it.
Create A Vision Board That Works
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Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her workbook, The Vision Board Planner, gives women a step-by-step guide to create a super effective and life-changing vision board.