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How To Create A Vision Board

Do you want a more visual form of goal setting? Do you want to see a picture of your dream life? Try creating a vision board. This article will teach you how to create a vision board.

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What Is The Purpose Of A Vision Board?

A vision board helps see your goals, dreams and desires all in one place. It’s a visual representation rather than a list. Of course, to make the vision board a reality, you must take action.

You can create digital vision boards or paper vision boards. Digital boards are great to create in a design programme (like Canva), Pinterest or PowerPoint. Paper boards can be made using a page in your journal or planner, a corkboard or a piece of card.

Why Should You Create A Vision Board?

Vision boards are great if you want…

  • A visual picture of your goals and desires
  • An overview of your goals and dreams
  • To get clear on what you want

What Supplies Do You Need For A Vision Board?

Depending on whether you want to create a digital or paper board, you will need different supplies.

Paper Vision Board

Vision board supplies for a paper board are:

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Computer
  • Google images
  • Magazines
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Corkboard & pins (optional)
  • Planner/bullet journal (optional)
  • Card (optional)
  • Sketchbook (optional)
  • Pinterest (optional)


Digital Vision Board

Digital vision boards require less supplies.

  • Computer
  • Google images
  • Pinterest
  • PowerPoint (optional)
  • Canva (optional)
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What Should Be Included In A Vision Board?

There is no right or wrong way to make a vision board. And your board won’t be the same as anyone else’s and that’s good. A vision board is personal to you.

Put whatever you feel like putting on the board.

What you can put on there

  • What you want to be doing during the day
  • Where you want to travel to
  • What you want to eat
  • What classes or courses you want to join
  • How you want to feel
  • Quotes that inspire you
  • How much money you want to make
  • Who you want to meet
  • Hobbies you want to be doing
  • Charities you want to give to
  • Animals you want to have
  • Place you want to live
  • Car you want to have
  • Work you want to do
  • Choices you want to have

Some examples include

  • Thailand
  • Meal prep
  • Kickboxing class
  • Energised
  • “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful” Sophia Loren
  • Millionaire
  • Oprah
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Oxfam
  • Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy
  • New York
  • Audi
  • Create a membership site

How Do You Organise A Vision Board?

You have the option of creating a paper or digital vision board. Creating a vision board on Pinterest is the easiest and quickest way to create one but there are other options.


What to use:

  • Pinterest
  • PowerPoint
  • Canva
  • Photoshop


  • Easily add and takeaway images
  • Quick to create


  • Need to turn on your computer or phone to see it
  • Can’t add images from magazines unless you scan them in


What to use:

  • Corkboard
  • Card
  • Page in bullet journal or planner


  • More likely to see it daily
  • Something nice about using physical pieces of paper


  • Hard to change images if they’re glued on
  • More labour intensive as you need to print off images or cut them out of magazines
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How Do I Create A Vision Board?

Here are the 6 steps to creating your vision board.

1: Get Clear On Your Desires And Goals

Answer the below questions:

  • What do you want?
  • What do you need?
  • What do you value?
  • How do you want to feel?

2: Find Images, Words, and Quotes

The three best places to find images and quotes are:

  • Magazines
  • Google Images
  • Pinterest

3: Paper Vision Board

Print images and quotes from the internet. Cut images, quotes and words out of magazines, draw and write images and words on paper.


  • Using pins, add the images, quotes and words to the board.

Planner Or Journal

  • Using glue, double-sided tape, or washi tape add the pictures, and words to journal pages.


  • Using glue, double-sided tape, or washi tape add the pictures, and words to the piece of card.

3: Digital Vision Board


  • Set the page size (A5, A4 or A3 are best)
    • Design > Slide size > Custom slide size > A5/A4/A3
  • Copy and paste images, words and quotes onto the slide
  • Arrange them so they fit onto the page
  • Save it
  • Print it off


  • Choose the page size (A5, A4 or A3 are best)
  • Download pictures, words and quotes onto your computer
  • Upload the pictures to Canva
  • Add the pictures to the page
  • Arrange them so they fit onto the page
  • Download it
  • Print it off


  • Set up a secret board called ‘vision board’ or something like that
  • Pin images you find on Pinterest, Google Images or blogs

4: Place It Somewhere You’ll See It

By placing your vision board where you’ll see it, it’ll remind you of your vision and act as a source of motivation.

  • Create it in a planner or journal you look at daily or weekly
  • Print it off and stick it in a planner or journal you look at often
  • Put your corkboard above your desk
  • Make a digital board the same size as your computer or laptop screen and set it as your background
  • Make a mini board the size of your phone’s screen and set it as your lock screen
  • Put the card on your desk or Blu tack it above your desk or in your wardrobe

5: Make A To-Do Now List

A to-do now list is a list of all the things you can do now to start working towards your vision.

It Includes:

  • Thoughts
  • Behaviours
  • Habits
  • Actions
  • Feelings
  • Decisions

For Example:

  • When I think I’m not beautiful, I will say to myself the Sophia Loren quote. And I will make the quote my phones lock screen
  • I will make double my dinner, so I have leftovers for tomorrow lunch
  • Do 10 minutes of calligraphy every day
  • Research where to stay in Thailand
  • Give £5 a month to Oxfam

6: Review It

Every month check in with your board and see if your desires and goals have changed. If you feel like your board no longer reflects what you want, recreate it.

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In Summary

Vision boards are so easy to create. And they’re an amazing visual representation of your dreams and desires. So, why not try creating one today?

The 6 stages of a successful vision board are:

  • Get clear on your desires and goals
  • Find images, words and quotes to reflect your desires
  • Create a paper or digital vision board
  • Place it somewhere you’ll see it
  • Make a list of things you can do now that will work towards your vision
  • Review your board every month and see if anything needs changing

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