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How to: Create your own Vision Board

There’s plenty of options for making your very own vision board and there’s also many names for them. Traditionally mood boards are a tool used by stylists, designers and ‘creatives’ to define a particular area of focus and how it will look (in a very abstract conceptual sense), or their vision of something. For example a designer might start a mood board for a new collection with swatches of colour and texture, a novelist might mood board their characters so they can develop their personality and image to the right depth of detail within the story. In these instances the mood board serves as a  touch point to be referred back to during the creative process. It’s fluid and changes along the journey until the finished product comes into fruition. So, what’s the point of using a vision board if you’re not a ‘creative’?

The simplest reasoning behind vision boarding is that visualisation really works in the successful progress towards the achievement of any type of goal. There’s a bunch of arguments to support this, ranging from it being a cognitive reminder or a visual encouragement, to the idea that creating it with intention sends a strong message to the subconscious and makes it easier to stay focused. But it does work.

A personal vision board specifically maps out what you want, on a timeline that you assign it. If you set the intention with specific pictures, words and reminders you’re more likely to solidly work towards it.

Here’s how to do it.

  1.  Collect anything that inspires you; a feather, quote, a Pintrest image or a photo. As a hint, if you’re vision boarding with specific goals relating to personal growth or attainment then try to find images that look like you..so if your focus is on a finding a romantic relationship find pictures that depict ‘you’ in a romantic setting with your mystery partner. It’ll help your mind assimilate and adapt between present reality and the future.
  2.  Buy a pin board, canvas or wire grid (hard to explain but this looks like a metal gate, you hang it up and stick things on with mini pegs).
  3.  Stick it on! You can be as controlled and measured as you like here, or you can approach the whole thing haphazardly but bare in mind that the more defined your goals are, they more likely they are to come into fruition. If you can, don’t glue it down so that you can rearrange your vision board as you see fit in the future. 

Happy creating!

JLM x

Posted by    |   August 28th, 2017   |   No Comments

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