Did you know that one of the biggest recent break-out pop stars, Meghan Trainor, created a vision board to map out her success? Before she made it to the top of the charts, she used a vision board to remind her of what she wanted to achieve, including a record deal, and a photo of the Grammy’s. Trainor then went on to achieve those things and more—and you could do the same in the coming New Year.
Now’s the perfect time to create a New Year’s resolution vision board that will help you paint the picture you want to see for your life in 2018.
What is a vision board?
Because seeing is believing, the theory behind a vision board is to help you see your goal, making it easier to turn it into reality. These boards are typically a collection of photos, images, inspirational messages, quotes or other symbols that will help you keep your eyes on the prize.
For example, if your 2018 resolution is to spend more time with your family, consider creating a vision board filled with photos of the good times you’ve spent with your loved ones in the past. Or if you want to get back to how physically fit you were in college, then you’ll want to create a vision board with photos of yourself during those years.
Ready to get started? Here are a few popular ways to build your board:
Physical vision board
- Cork board
This option is best for those who want to grow and adapt with their vision over the coming year. Using pushpins on a corkboard allows you to rearrange the images and photos you’ve collected to represent your vision. If you’d like to add or remove something from the corkboard, all you have to do is pull out the pin.
- Presentation board
This option helps you set your vision in stone—once your images and photos are glued down to the presentation board, that’s where they will stay. If you’re dedicated to having a specific outcome to your resolution, then this is the option you’ll want to go with.
TIP: If you’re using printed photos on your vision board, make sure to have the photos scanned and use the copies for your collage—never glue or pin the originals.
Digital vision board
This popular social networking platform is perfect for creating a vision board. On your Pinterest account, you can create a new “vision” board and re-pin images that are posted on Pinterest or around the web. You can also upload images directly from your computer, allowing you to include scanned photos to your board.
Whichever way you decide to build your board, remember that the number one (unofficial) rule of a vision board is to have fun and be creative! A beautiful vision board will help you keep a positive outlook on your goals in 2018—increasing your chances of success.