Welcome to the start of a new year! As we move into the new year, it is a time to reflect on the past year and all that it has brought us. It is a time to celebrate our successes, learn from our failures, and appreciate the moments that made us smile. The past year has been filled with joy and adversity, and we can use this time to recognize our strength and resilience in overcoming our challenges.
At the same time, we can also look forward to the new year with excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead. Whether it is personal projects, professional goals, or just a chance to take a break and recharge, the new year is a time to make new plans and set the intention to make them a reality. We can find solace in the knowledge that whatever comes our way, we have the strength and courage to face it head-on.
As we begin to plan for the months ahead, it’s essential to stay motivated and focused on our goals. One powerful tool that can help you do this is creating a vision board. A vision board is a collage of images, phrases, and affirmations representing your goals, dreams, and aspirations for the upcoming year and beyond.
By visually representing your goals, you’ll be able to stay focused, stay inspired and take action to make your dreams come true. In this blog post, we will be sharing tips on how to create a vision board that will help you prepare for the year ahead. Do yourself a favor and continue reading because you surely do not wanna miss out on this one. Moreover, we have a surprise at the end of this blog so don’t miss out on this one!
The start of a new year is an exciting time for many of us. It provides an opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to make some changes in our lives. One of the best ways to ensure that we set ourselves up for success in the year ahead is to plan out our goals and create a vision board. Having a vision board is a great way to keep our goals in sight and create a plan to achieve them. It can help us stay focused and motivated, while also providing us with a tangible reminder of our intentions.
What is a Vision board?
A vision board, also known as a dream board or an inspiration board, is a physical or digital collage of images, texts, and affirmations that represent a person's goals and aspirations. Usually, vision boards are used as a form of visualization and goal setting, allowing the user to create a tangible representation of the life they want to live. The purpose of a vision board is to remind an individual of their dreams and help them take action to make them a reality.
How Do You Create a Vision board?
1. Gather materials:
Gather images, quotes, and words that represent the life you want to live. You can use images from magazines, the internet, or personal photos. Vision boards can be made from a variety of materials, such as poster board, foam board, cardboard, cork board, or even a large piece of paper. You can also get creative and use items such as fabric, mirrors, or even old frames. You will also need scissors, a glue stick, and some magazines or other printed materials with inspiring images.
2. Create the board:
You can create your vision board on a poster board, cardboard, or a large piece of paper. Your vision board does not necessarily have to be a “board”- it can be journal-like to make it more reachable and customizable for you, it can be like a mood board to make it displayable for your wall, it can be in any form that you can think of–be creative with it!
3. Place items:
Start by placing the items that are most important to you in the center of the board. You may also choose a theme for your vision board that will help keep you focused and provide motivation. When creating a vision board, it is important to start with a theme that resonates with you. Popular themes for vision boards include travel, love, career, health, wealth, relationships, self-care, education, and spirituality.
If you are feeling creative, you can create a vision board with a mix of topics. For instance, a vision board could include images of the beach and a career plan. The important part is to find a theme that is meaningful to you. Remember that your vision board should be a reflection of your hopes and aspirations, so make sure to choose images and words that motivate you to reach your goals.
4. Add details:
Add images, quotes, and words that represent your goals, dreams, and values. Vision boards can be designed in a variety of ways and can incorporate a number of different elements. You can start by selecting colors, fonts, and clip art that will set the tone of your vision board and reflect your overall goals. You can also add photographs, quotes, and words that you find inspiring to keep you motivated.
To make your vision board even more creative, you can add stickers, magazine cut-outs, and other decorative elements that help to bring your vision board to life. You can also add personal touches, such as mementos from your life and positive affirmations, to keep your focus on your goals. No matter what design you choose, your vision board will serve as a visual reminder of your goals and a source of inspiration.
5. Put it somewhere visible:
Hang your vision board somewhere that you will see it every day, like your bedroom or office.
Take time to reflect on the items you’ve placed on your vision board and remind yourself of your goals and values. Reflecting on your vision board is an important part of the process of manifesting your goals and dreams. It can be done in a variety of ways but the key is to take the time to think about the images and words on your vision board and how they relate to your life and what you want to achieve.
Taking a few moments to visualize the outcome of your goals, feel the emotions associated with them, and be grateful for the opportunities that come your way can help you stay focused on your goals and increase your motivation to reach them.
Vision Board Tips
Vision boards are a great way to visualize your goals and dreams. They are highly effective in helping you stay motivated and inspired when life gets tough.
When creating a vision board, you should consider what your goal is, what you want to achieve, and why it's important to you. You can make your vision board as simple or as elaborate as you like. The most important thing is that it represents your goals and aspirations.
You can choose any material that appeals to you—from poster board or paper to wood or fabric—and decorate it however you like! If you like the idea of having a poster-sized vision board, then go ahead and use large sheets of poster board. If you prefer something smaller but still visually appealing, then try using smaller pieces of paper or fabric instead.
Whatever materials or tools you use, remember that they don't matter as much as the content of your vision board itself: what matters is how well it helps you see what you want out of life, especially this 2023. Here are some tips when creating a vision board:
1. Find pictures of things that inspire you:
This could be a picture of your favorite place to visit, an image of something beautiful or inspiring, or even just something that makes you laugh! You can use this as the base of your vision board, or it can go on a separate wall or shelf in your home where it won't get lost among other items.
2. Add photos of people who inspire you:
Do you know someone who has achieved something amazing? Get a picture and put it up on your vision board so that every time you look at it, it reminds you that anything is possible if we work hard enough at our goals!
3. Put up quotes from books or articles that inspire you:
Maybe there's an article or book that resonated with you recently, and now when you look at this quote every day, it inspires action in your life! Put it somewhere where it'll catch your eye often.
New Year’s Gift: Free Visionboard from BPBN!
Did you know that Best Paint By Numbers is giving away a free downloadable vision board as a gift for New Year's?
If you haven't tried using a vision board before, it's a great way to reflect on your goals and plan the year. You can customize your pages however you want—if you want to get fancy, you can even use our templates as inspiration. The point is to make your vision board reflect your life in a way that works for you.
This vision board is perfect for busy working adults who want to reflect on and plan their year. The best part is that it's customizable—you get to pick your photos and colors—so each page reflects exactly what matters most to you. And it's easy to fill out: each page has clear instructions on how to record your answers in a way that works best for you.
We encourage you to download the template today and experience the benefits of creating a vision board! So what are you waiting for?
Happy new year from Best Paint by Numbers!