11 Ideas For Using A Vision Board to Visualise Your Goals

Picture yourself waking up to the life of your dreams. What have you achieved? How is your dream self different from the person you are today? What do you think you could do now to step into this dream? Pluck out every noticeable detail - objects, places, people, colours, feelings, sensations, etc.

The thought process you’ve just carried out is called visioning and can help get to the heart of what you truly desire from life.

Creating vision boards brings these thoughts to the forefront of your mind. They typically contain various, aesthetically pleasing collections of images and text that represent something you're trying to accomplish to remind you of your life direction.

Whether personal hopes and dreams, career milestones, or simply living your life with a certain intention, visioning can put you in the driver’s seat toward manifesting them.

If you’re new to visualising your goals in this way, here are 11 vision board ideas to stimulate your creativity and get you started on your journey.

Vision Board

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New Year Goal Vision Board

Just as some may choose to begin the new year with a new diary or journal, others prefer to start off by getting more intentional about the year ahead. 

Goal setting is a practical way of making your dreams more attainable by breaking down the steps you need to take to reach them. Accompanying this with a decorative visual collage for your personal space is an inspired way to remind yourself of them each day.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What parts of my life am I choosing to focus on this year, and what do I want to accomplish?
  • Why do I find them important, and are they worth my time to focus on?
  • What regular, incremental changes can I make to achieve them?
  • How long will keeping to these changes take to notice results?

Vision board quotes to use:

  • “Even if you stumble, you’re still moving forward.” - Victor Kiam
  • “There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” - C. S. Lewis
  • “This is the beginning of whatever you want.”

Physical Health and Fitness Vision Board

Vision Board Fitness

Image from Sweet Paper Trail

Why wait until the start of a new year to set out a concrete plan for your fitness? This vision board template allows you to fill in the blanks and create a clear outline of your goals, whether they are health, fitness or weight loss related. 

Personalising the process can make your board as specific or general as you want it to be. Get motivated each day to work toward your goals.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What are my realistic health and fitness goals?
  • Why are they so important to me?
  • If I achieve them, what will it allow me to do that I can’t do now?
  • What can I start doing on a regular basis to become the person I want to be?

Vision board quotes to use:

  • “Later = Never. Do it now.”
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.”
  • “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.”

Law of Attraction Vision Board

Motivational Mood Board

Image from Party Decor Co, via Pinterest

The power of self-belief should never be underestimated. Once you understand the secret to the Law of Attraction, you can use it to manifest what you want from life and for the right reasons. 

The key thing to remember is to attract what you want, you first need to be who you want to be and all will fall into place. Having a visual representation of this is a sure-fire way to gradually change your mind and change your life.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What do I want from life?
  • Who do I want to become?
  • How is this different from who I am now?
  • Why do I want to become this version of myself?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” - Buddha
  • “Be the energy you want to attract.”
  • “I am attracting __________.”

Work and Career Prosperity Board

Vision Board for Work

Image from Life Skills Resource Group

It has been said that the average person can spend up to 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. Why not make your experience an affirming one where your goals can be easily reached and your dream career can become a reality? 

Following a vision board template to outline all that you want to achieve from your job or career can set you on your way to making the actionable steps that will help get you there.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • Where do I see myself in 1 year/in 5 years if I carry on the way I am at work?
  • How different does this look to my dream work life?
  • What specific goals do I want to achieve at my job/career?
  • What can I do each day at work/during my spare time to get closer to achieving them?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession.” - Gabrielle Bernstein
  • “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them”
  • “Success doesn’t come and find you. You have to go out there and get it.”

Wealth and Money Fulfilment Board

Vision Board Manifesting

Image from A Financially Fit Life

Wealth doesn’t always need to refer to having a lot of money and material possessions. Mindset plays a fundamental part in your everyday beliefs. Having a scarcity mentality can sometimes trick you into thinking you have a lot less than you actually do.

Although having monetary wealth might not equate to happiness, you might wish to possess more of it to enjoy certain experiences life has to offer without having to struggle financially. Here’s where a wealth and money fulfilment board can be a useful tool to redirect your mind to what you actually want to strive toward.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What sort of wealth do I want to obtain? And is it attainable?
  • What will achieving this goal allow me to do in life?
  • What can I do differently each day to start earning/attracting this wealth?
  • How different does my future self feel from the person I am right now?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” - William Feather
  • “Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time.”

Love and Relationships Vision Board

Love and Relationships Vision Board

Image from Meri Cherry

It takes more than using words and pictures on a board to find the love and relationships you desire. Vision board ideas like this can be an enjoyable way of bringing awareness to exactly what you’re looking for in a partner and form the first step on your journey to seeking them out.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What sort of love do I want/need in my life?
  • What sights, sounds, places, people remind me of this love?
  • How will I feel once I’m in the relationship of my dreams?
  • What can I do/change in order to get me closer to finding it?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." – Dr Seuss
  • "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." – Lao-Tzu 
  • "Affection is when you see someone's strengths; love is when you accept someone's flaws." - One Day

Family Life Vision Board

Family Vision Board

Image from Journal For Kids

Creating a board for (or even with) your family can be a gratifying process. You’re able to outline your personal goals whilst getting everyone involved in a fun activity. Plus, setting out realistic goals, events and projects with your family before the new year can give you all a clearer sense of perspective and things to work towards together.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What’s my relationship with my family?
  • What would I like to do more with my family?
  • How can we grow stronger as a family?
  • What can I do alone/with them to improve certain situations in the long run?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “When we have each other, we have everything.”
  • “Life is beautiful with family.”
  • “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching, they are your family.” - Jim Butcher

Spiritual Wellness Vision Board

Wellness Vision Board

Image from Louise Bartlett Wellbeing

Vision board ideas that express your spirituality and religious beliefs can effectively reaffirm them in your mind. You can even refer to it as part of your religious practice, before or after prayer or even use it as an aid when meditating.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • What do I truly believe?
  • How do my spiritual/religious beliefs shape my life?
  • What can I regularly look at to keep me connected to my faith/beliefs?
  • What do I want to achieve spiritually/within my religious practice?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “Don’t try to steer the river.” - Deepak Chopra
  • “Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”
  • “Where God guides, he provides.”

Mental Strength Vision Board

Mental Strength Vision Board

Image from Found On Brighton

Having a visual reminder of who you are can solidify your relevance and importance in the world during low times and when suffering from poor mental health. This type of vision board template mainly consists of “I am” declarations about yourself. You can choose to decorate it with visual aids that make you feel uplifted when looking at it.

There’s no right or wrong way to make it. The key thing is to make it work for you.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • Who am I to those I share my life with?
  • What am I proud of doing?
  • What am I good at?
  • What am I grateful for?

Intentional Life Vision Board

Life Vision Board

Having a clear vision, and knowing the action steps you need to take, gives you the confidence to focus your attention on what matters most to you. 

An effective way of discovering this for yourself is by practising mindfulness. Dedicating time to embody these inner realisations within an aesthetically pleasing board can help you to keep intentional every day.

Questions to ask yourself when making this board:

  • Who do I inspire to be?
  • What emotions do I want to feel the most?
  • What are my daily intentions?
  • What would my ideal self say to encourage my present self?

Vision Board Quotes to use:

  • “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” - Pema Chödrön
  • “Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” - Sharon Salzberg
  • “Your actions are your only true belongings.” - Allan Lokos

Positive Affirmations Vision Board

Affirmation Card Deck

Image from Cosette’s Beauty Pantry of Mal Paper’s Affirmation Deck

Science shows using positive affirmations helps activate parts of the brain that are associated with self-related processing and reward. Instead of the more traditional vision board template, why not try using a deck of affirmation cards to keep at hand when you’re in need of a shot of positivity and creativity in your day?

Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to use affirmation cards. May they help you find that needed inspiration when it doesn’t want to strike naturally.

Hopefully, these vision board ideas have given you a good foundation for making your own. Now is the time to use your imagination and start bringing your goals to life.

11 Ideas For Using A Vision Board to Visualise Your Goals

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