Are you looking for vision board ideas? We’ve got all the tips to help you make the right vision board that works for you and your current season of life. Soon you’ll have fresh inspiration to help you reflect on and achieve your life goals.
As busy parents, we sometimes get so bogged down with day-to-day tasks. Setting aside time to reflect, evaluate, and set goals for yourself and your family is essential. And vision boards help you do just that! Read on for inspiration for ideas for individual, family, children, and digital vision boards.
What is a Vision Board?
Even though there are many types of vision boards, they all have one thing in common: They represent the feelings, ideas, and goals you have for an area in your life. Vision boards serve to inspire individuals and groups to work towards a certain goal. You might have career aspirations, financial goals, or simply want to generate ideas for your next family vacation.
Some people like to create a vision board at the beginning of the new calendar year, school year, or any new start in their life. Or, you may be simply starting a new project and need some inspiration.
How to Create/Approach a Vision Board
There are different ways to approach creating a new vision board. The first things you need to think about are the materials you will use. Here are some options:
Vision Board Materials
- Corkboard, poster, or cardboard
- Paper, coloring and writing utensils, paints
- Magazine images and words
- Printed images and words
- Stickers, ribbon, and other craft supplies
There is no right or wrong! It is simply your preference for the materials you’d like to use. Next, you’ll want to determine what to include on your vision board. Most people start by asking themselves these questions: What areas in my life do I want to see changed? What are my strengths? My weaknesses?
If you’re making a vision board that will encompass your whole life, it can help to categorize your goals:
- Physical health
- Relationships with friends, family, and self
Spending time reflecting on these things will help when you select the images and words to include on your vision board. Other vision boards may be more focused and show your vision for a design project or a smaller area in your life. For example, you may make a vision board solely with your financial goals and include ways to get out of debt and what your life will look like after that last student loan is paid off.
Or, you may be setting up a home office space for a new job. A vision board can help you identify the colors and styles that will work best in your space and help you achieve the home office of your dreams!
Vision Board Ideas
Check out these examples and be inspired by a variety of vision board ideas that you can begin working on today!
Couples’ Vision Boards
I love the idea of creating a couple’s vision board with your significant other. It’s such a great way to reflect on your relationship, think about how you can grow closer, and begin a discussion on where you’d like to go together. These examples show a variety of ways to make a couple’s vision board. You can use photos and captions, printed photos, or magazine cutouts to capture the vision for your relationship. A framed corkboard or a simple poster board can both work for your backdrop!
We love the use of Polaroids with captions for a classic yet playful look for these couple’s goals.
Using a framed board means that you can easily hang your couple’s vision board up for pretty
bedroom wall décor you’re sure to look at together every day.
Magazine cutouts with inspiring words and photos can be used along with stickers for a quick
and easy couple’s vision board!
You can use tape, glue, stickers, or use push pins to display all of the things that inspire you and your vision.
Family Vision Boards
Family vision boards are a great way to bring the whole family together and share ideas for how your family can grow closer, live out personal family values, and create shared experiences. The important thing about a family vision board is that even the youngest members get to contribute to making sure that all family voices are heard.
This family vision board uses a framed corkboard to display words and images that they strive for in their family.
Or, you can simply use a piece of cardboard or a poster board and glue down printed images that
showcase trips and activities your family wants to do together in the upcoming year. Whichever materials or strategy you choose, a family vision board is sure to bring your family closer together!
Vision Boards for Kids
Vision boards for kids are a great way to help children practice setting and achieving personal goals. You may have a little one who loves to express creativity and ideas or an older child who is thinking about their future aspirations. Start by showing your child an example of a vision board you’ve made yourself or finding some online images. Once you do that, they will surely get ideas for their own board! Using a template for kids is also a great way to get them started with ideas on what to include on a vision board.
Here are some kid vision board ideas to get their creative juices flowing:
We love how colorful this kid’s vision board is! She added foam stickers and loads of colorful images and drawings to really show her personality.
You can also use scrapbook stickers to add meaningful quotes to inspire your child.
Children may also enjoy typing and printing their own labels and phrases to individualize their vision board. Don’t forget to add lots of colors!
Organizing your board by categories can help children set spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual goals.
Personal Vision Boards
Here are some personal vision board ideas if you are setting personal goals and vision for yourself:
Making a vision board straight in your bullet journal is a simple but unique way to make your vision board for personal goals. Be sure to use your planner stickers and colorful markers to make it unique.
Add some stringed lights to make your vision board really stand out!
Making a traditional vision board as a part of your new year’s resolutions is a great way to set and achieve your personal goals.
Digital Vision Boards
If you love the idea of a vision board, but you’re not a crafty person, we’ve got you covered! You can also make a digital vision board. For a digital vision board, you can use your photos or simply find images for anything you want on Google or other image websites. A variety of applications can help you compile your images and text. Canva and Picmonkey are both popular applications that have free versions and require little tech knowledge. This means anyone can download these apps today and get started immediately on their own digital vision board! Here are some examples to inspire you with your own digital vision board:
This blogger shows how she uses the Canva application on her phone to create a collage of inspirational photos and custom text.
This family vision board was created on a desktop and showcases both personal and stock photos.
This blogger recommends setting your digital vision board as your phone or tablet background. That way, you’re sure to look at it often throughout the day!
Another example of a Canva vision board, this one is sized to be the perfect desktop background.
A vision board is just the thing to inspire and get you excited about the next phase or project in your life! Whatever your current goals are, a vision board can help bring your ideas to life and provide you with the motivation you need to achieve them. Which type of vision board do you need in your life right now? We’d love to know!
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