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Tips For Creating Your Next Vision Board

by Mika

I get it—the whole New Year, New Me thing is so 2010. However, it goes without saying that a New Year is the perfect reason to realign goals, starting with creating a vision board. Vision boards are a great way to figuratively and literally take a look at the bigger picture and really lay out what you see in your future (short and long term). 

Whether you’re optimistic about the New Year or not, it doesn’t hurt to take the first couple of weeks of the year to reflect and plan. May I also add that there’s no wrong time to do a Vision Board? Whether it’s January 1st or December 1st. a Vision Board is a tool/activity that can be done as often as you see fit.

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If you need some ideas for creating your next Vision Board, keep reading this blog post.

What you will need

Craft Supplies



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Looking for cheap mags? Try a local thrift shop or ask around. You never know which one of your friends is hoarding magazines.

Print Your Own Images

Thanks to platforms like Google Images, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., we have access to all the inspo that we could ever think of. If you have a printer at home or access to a printer, don’t be afraid to go on a hunt for images that speak to your vision and print them out yourself. In addition to magazine cutouts, I used black and white printouts because I ran out of color ink. Feel free to print out color images if you’d like. If you’re also low on color ink, change your search settings to “black and white” on Google to get images meant to print in BW.

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I used Canva to put images I liked in one document to print on one piece of paper.

Food & Snacks 

There is nothing more perfect than setting goals with good drinks and food. Obviously, you can choose what you’d like to put on your menu.  I was blessed with some delicious homemade pizza by my favorite Chef and roommate, Sabine.

Drinks, aka creative juices.

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Champagne is always a great option—margaritas are even better. Turn up but focus on your vision board too.

Music to set the mood

how to create a vision board idea


When I’m setting goals, I prefer to listen to music that makes me feel like it’ time to boss up. Think Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, and many other female-centric braggadocious music that I like to call boss bitch music.

Journaling About Your Board 

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When you’re cutting and pasting a ton of images onto your vision board, the reason for choosing these specific images can get lost. A great way to make sure you fully grasp the meaning behind each image is by journaling what each picture represents while creating your vision board or shortly after. No matter how far along you get in the year, you’d be able to reference your journal entry for clarity.

Vision Board Examples: Different ways to create a vision board. 


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From my experience, many people (including myself) make vision boards and forget about them. If you’re going to set goals and manifest your dreams, you need to say it with your chest. And by saying it with your chest, I mean you need to hang it up somewhere that frequently allows you to revisit everything on your board.

Digital:how to create a vision board idea

As I mentioned, looking at your vision board often is important to stay on the path of manifesting + working towards your dreams. Another great idea for creating your vision board is making a digital one that you can access on the go. You can set a digital vision board as the wallpaper on your phone or laptop, so every time you’re on these devices that you frequent, you’ll receive a friendly reminder of what you’re working towards.

Canva is a great place to start because it’s a user-friendly platform that has many mood board templates that you can use.

how to create a vision board idea


parparvan August 11, 2015 - 3:11 pm

I love love love vision boards- it’s be so helpful in my own personal life! I am glad you are spreading the word among your friends! what a fun idea 🙂

mika725 August 11, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Thank you!
They are super fun and super helpful. I’d definitely do it again

Anonymous December 29, 2015 - 9:29 pm

We are having ours jan. 9 to kick off the New Year with our visions, hopes, dreams, aspirations

Mika December 29, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Have fun! I need to do another one ASAP!

Jacque' December 30, 2015 - 1:28 am

Thank you! This is my first time hearing of this but it is next on my list.

Mika December 30, 2015 - 4:46 am

No problem. Have fun 🙂

Christa December 30, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Yeah. We actually had a vision board party back in July 2015. Much fun, drinks and discussion about life.

Sharron Williams December 31, 2015 - 11:08 am

My friends are distant. So we have phone conferences. We complete it by New Years Day. Then we check in quarterly to get an update on the progress (accountability)! We love it. This is our second full year doing it.

Mika December 31, 2015 - 11:15 am

Accountability is definitely key otherwise, it’s done in vain right? Maybe I need to take some notes from you 🙂 lol

Marie January 1, 2016 - 7:32 pm

My mom beeeeennnnn doing vision boards

Satoya Smith January 2, 2016 - 2:48 pm

I’m having a vision board party in February. Any advice? To inspire myself and others

Anna M. Morton January 7, 2016 - 6:58 am

Use lots of pictures- gives clarity and vision
Make side notebook of task to do – gives action
If boards are small or over crowded, create personal and business boards – helps create direction.
Post clearly visible so you can see daily – keeps you on task
Keep notes of accomplishments – use for testimony
Have accountability partner – keeps you on task

It’s been many years since I’ve done one, but it has become the popular thing. I am definitely going to attend one or throw one soon. Good luck to all of you!

Anna Morton

Shamma Dee January 9, 2016 - 9:41 am

Ours will be Jan 16th I’m so excited, thanks for sharing

Mika January 9, 2016 - 10:27 am

No problem 🙂

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