How to Create a MOTIVATING Vision Board

Hello! For those of you who don’t know I am OBSESSED with finding ways to motivate and inspire me toward my goals! One of the most MOTIVATING activities that I have done recently was create a vision board. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life. You can make a vision board for school, college, career goals, recovery, etc.


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Are you ready to start working toward your goals?! Vision boards are fantastic for visualizing your goals. The first thing you will need in your journey toward vision board excellence is a friend to bring you to target to get all the supplies you will need to create your board! The things you will need for this DIY is:

  • a board of your choice
  • pens, pencils, markers, colored pencils, and sharpies
  • magazines or online print outs
  • stamps
  • glitter
  • scissors
  • glue sticks

Step 2: Preparation

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Now that you have all your supplies it’s time to prepare! The next thing you need to do is to spread out on your workspace all your magazines or print outs and decide what you want on your vision board. What I ended up doing was I went through each individual magazine and pulled out anything I liked from fashion, career, to life goals. We ended picking up a psychology today, 2 wedding magazines, two home decor magazines, and 2 general lifestyle magazines but you should pick out magazines that match your own goals you are trying to achieve.

Step 3: Construction

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PRO TIP: Before you start gluing your items down onto your board start by arranging your items on the board first. Try many different types of arrangements because you never really know what you like until you try it! At first I wanted to have four sections of my board: life, home, career, and school, but in the end I just placed items where I thought they looked nice. Have fun and do what feels the best for you!

Step 4: Final Placement

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It’s time for the moment of truth! Once you have decided on the arrangement then start gluing down all your items. This might take a while so turn on some fun music (we listened to Melanie Martinez and Johnny Cash) or your favorite tv show to help pass the time.

Step: Finished!

Once you’re done with your board step back and take a few minutes to look at what you created. Was it what you were expecting your board would look like or did you surprise yourself? When you are finished hang it out to dry for at least 2 hours. Place your board somewhere where you can see it everyday to remind yourself what you are working toward. I hung mine right next to my desk at home so when I am working on a YouTube project or a school paper I have a little bit of motivation whenever I look at it.

Did you make your own vision board? Share it with me on Instagram (@likekristenn) and I might feature it!


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