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The Art of the Vision Board

I use Vision boards or dream boards a lot, in fact probably daily.  The aim of a vision board for me is focusing the mind on what I am dreaming, planning, looking for inspiration for and most importantly leading me towards turning what's in my imagination in to something tangible.

Using Vision boards for writing is part of my process, it helps me plan out the movie that plays in my head so I can translate to words on the page.  I can use these boards on platforms such as Pinterest to collaborate with readers, giving them a behind the scenes look at the book.

Example Book Vision Board

Vision boards also help me in my day to day life, I use them to plan out what I want to achieve personally, or to plan a project.  For example, I have several home design projects this year, I use vision boards to plot out how I want things to look.

Vision board for home improvements 

I'm planning on redesigning my garden this spring/summer so I'm building a vision board of the images I like, so I can mix and match to my own taste.  The board will help me visualise what I want to accomplice and give me a direction of travel in how to get there.

The more I focus on what I want to achieve, with a clear picture to drive my ambition towards its goal the more likely I am to turn a vision in to reality.

There are no rules when creating a vision board - it has to work for you, it can range from the simple storing of inspirational photos on your phone to flick through when you need a little push, a board on Pinterest or similar collecting all your ideas in one place or you can even create a physical board cutting out images and pasting them into a book or board which you will be able to display where ever you wish.

Using vision boards as daily inspiration also helps to keep me focused on my goals and helps to keep my thoughts focused and positive.  Generally for this I use powerful images that resonate with me, I place them in a picture frame somewhere I can see easily and when I need that reassurance, focus or inspiration I can just look and feel reassured.

By having a vision board somewhere in your eyeliner, or where you will see it often it creates a space where you focus and expand that focus helping you to visualise, and it's that visualisation that helps bring your thoughts to life.

I find vision boards are a positive tool to use in mindfulness, it helps me to manage me life and keep a positive outlook even on bad days it helps to keep up my mental health.

If you want to design your own vision board remember the only important thing is that it should be about what you think and feel, there's no right or wrong  - its just what works for you....


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