How to Create a Financial (or Life) Vision Board
This post may contain affiliate links. That means I earn a commission from purchases made through certain links on my site at no extra cost to you.
What is a Vision Board, and Why Should You Have One?
A vision board is a physical or digital collage of images and words that describe what you desire to have in life. The purpose of a vision board is to keep your goals and dreams at the front of your mind, because if you’re always thinking about it, it’s more likely to come to fruition.
A vision board is NOT a magic genie that will grant your every wish. You can’t just create your vision board and expect it to all work out. You have to work. The vision board is just a tool to help you stay focused on what you really want, because “what you focus on grows.”
If you’ve ever heard anything about vision boards, you’ve probably come across the Law of Attraction, or LOA. There is a belief that if you put it out into the universe, the universe will attract that thing into your life. I don’t know about all that, but I do think that vision boards help us stay focused and working towards our goals so that they DO come true.
So how do you create a vision board? It’s really very simple, and there are a few different ways you can do it. It’s all personal preference, but I prefer a physical AND digital vision board. I’ll get to that in a bit, but right now, I’m going to tell you how to create your own vision board.
Get Specific About What You Really Want and Why
Start by getting very specific about what you want. If you don’t know what you want, how will you ever get it?
Why do you want it? Chances are that if you don’t have a good reason for wanting something, you’ll soon forget about it or change your mind. You’ve got to be able to answer this question with clarity.
Visualize yourself having these things. Feel what it would feel like to have these things. Don’t put limits on yourself. Be open to all possibilities.
Categories you could include:
Health and fitness goals
Finance goals (this is the main topic of my vision board)
Physical possessions and lifestyle goals
Write Down Your Goals
Don’t worry about HOW you’re going to reach these goals for now. Focusing on the specifics of how will likely make you feel stressed and put a negative energy on your board. For now, just focus on what you want your life to look like one year, three years, five years from now (I recommend one year). It doesn’t matter how these goals will be achieved. The only thing that matters is that you write them down.
Why? Because when you write them down, it’s no longer a dream; it’s a plan. And when you have plan, you’re more likely to achieve it.
Collect Images and Words that Depict Your Goals
For this you can use images from magazines or pictures printed from the Internet. Again, be specific. Use words associated with your goals, positive affirmations, and Bible verses that inspire you.
Include pictures of the specific things you want. My vision board contains a picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella’s castle, a picture of a new mini van, and the exact floor plan of the house we want to build, just to name a few.
Hang it Somewhere You’ll See it Every Day
The purpose of seeing your vision board every day is to reset your focus every single day. Putting your vision board at the front of your mind daily will help to remind you of what you’re working for.
Mine is hanging on a wall in our bedroom. You could choose to put it in your office or in your living room next to the front door so that you look at it every time you leave for work and every time you come home.
Subscribe and get access to my FREE resource library AND have new blog posts sent to your inbox weekly!
Types of Vision Boards
There are a few different types of vision boards you can make. It all comes down to personal preference and what you’ll be looking at every day. I use two different types: a physical cork board and a digital vision board as my phone’s homepage wallpaper. Here are a few different ways you can create your own vision board.
Digital (I use Canva to create all my digital images.)
I prefer to make a new vision board every year because it’s fun and gets me in the mood to really work on goal setting. The start of a new year is a great time, but you could start now. There’s never a bad time to make your first vision board.
Do you have a vision board? Do you find that it helps you stay focused on your goals? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Until next time,
I’m Kari, founder of Mom For More. Do you often lie awake at night dreaming about what it would be like if your family was debt-free? What if you could make that dream come true with a business that allowed you to stay home and be fully present with your babies? Mom for More teaches moms that they can start a home business, become debt-free, and gain more overall peace in motherhood. It equips moms with the tools they need to succeed in their finances, home businesses, and daily lives. You don't have to put your life on hold when you become a mother. It's okay to dream. It's okay to believe that you were made for more. I’d love for you to subscribe and follow along with me!