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Bring Your Dreams and Goals to Life with a Vision Board

9th February 2018
Bring Your Goals to Life with a Vision Board |

Design your life

The concept of a mood, idea or vision board was introduced to me at art college and it’s something I’ve always dabbled in when I’ve needed to develop my thoughts and ideas. Taking the time out to playfully explore can help us to learn and grow while creating a strong visual reference point to work with and refer to.

‘Do one thing each day that takes you closer to your goals.’

Last year I created a vision board of my goals and the life I’m working towards. The board kept me motivated and I’m sure it reduced my procrastination time because the visual reminder helped me to remain focused. It’s easy to lose sight of our goals under life’s daily grind so a vision board can be an extremely valuable tool.

Bring Your Goals to Life with a Vision Board |

Playfully explore

There are no rules when it comes to creating a vision board and often the more playful you can be the better the result. It is something I introduce to my coaching clients if I feel it will support them because we can often uncover the answers much quicker when we create an image of what we’d like to achieve. It is an enjoyable and insightful process which can unlock new thoughts and ideas.

‘Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.’ – Oprah Winfrey

Create your vision

If you’re new to the concept here are a few pointers to help you to get started.

1. Schedule a couple of hours when you won’t be disturbed because it’s lovely to get lost in the process.
2. Pull together your materials – if you’re creating a physical board you may need magazines, a piece of card/pin board, scissors and glue/pins. I decided to create my board in Photoshop and I set it to my computer desktop, that way it’s the first thing I see each day.
3. Grab your favourite drink and nibbles, some positive music and anything else that lifts you. If you enjoy the process you’ll be reminded of it when you look at your board.
4. Find or create some images, quotes, mantras or affirmations that represent your goals and what reaching them will look and feel like.
5. Pin, stick or digitally create your board.
6. Display it somewhere as a daily reminder and take a moment each day to think about your goals.

‘Where focus goes, energy flows.’ – Tony Robbins

The power of visualisation

The great thing about vision boards is you can create them for long or short-term goals and they can be tweaked and updated as often as you wish. If you create a physical board you can even photograph it and set it to your computer desktop and/or phone lock screen. Visualisation is a powerful mind tool and the greater your focus, the better your chance of achieving your dreams and goals.

For further support, I’ve shared some practical tips to help you reach your goals and I’ve also written an article about maintaining focus on your goals for the new issue of Breathe magazine. If you’d like to see some examples of vision boards there are plenty to be found on Google.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have an inspiring day!

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  • Reply Sue 9th February 2018 at 8:24 am

    I’ve got mine set as my laptop background so every time I open it up I get a reminder to stay focused!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th February 2018 at 8:57 am

      That’s great! It’s amazing how such a simple idea can have such a strong impact when working towards our goals. I hope things are going well and you have a fabulous Friday!

  • Reply Lazy Daisy jones 9th February 2018 at 8:51 am

    Oh my word I love this idea and Sues comment above ! Planning this in for a rainy day!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th February 2018 at 8:59 am

      Thank you, Ashley. I hope you enjoy creating one!

  • Reply Lucy 9th February 2018 at 9:20 am

    You always offer such good advice, Natasha. Great post and I love your photography too x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th February 2018 at 10:27 am

      Thanks so much, Lucy, that’s very kind of you! I hope you’re well and you have a great Friday and weekend.

  • Reply Tamsyn Morgans 9th February 2018 at 10:17 am

    What an inspiring post Natasha, I’ve always loved making mood/inspiration boards but I haven’t made one for a while, I shall make time over the weekend xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 9th February 2018 at 10:28 am

      Thank you, Tamsyn. They’re great tools, aren’t they? I hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend.

  • Reply fashionforlunch 9th February 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I LOVE this natasha! Thank you so much for sharing!! Xxxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 10th February 2018 at 10:12 am

      You’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Reply K&E 12th February 2018 at 3:18 am

    Love this! We needed that extra inspo to get our mood boards started <3 Xoxo, K&E

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th February 2018 at 10:20 am

      Thanks! I hope you have a lovely day.

  • Reply MoonEmpath 16th February 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I started my vision board in a composition book. I take it every, to keep me inspire on what I want out of life, which is living my best life. Namaste

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 20th February 2018 at 10:30 am

      That sounds great! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely day.

  • Reply Catherine Irwin 18th February 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you for this post Natasha. It certainly kicks starts my creative juices!!!
    Can’t wait to try my mood board as well.
    Love Catherine xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 20th February 2018 at 10:31 am

      Thank you, Catherine, I’m pleased you found the post helpful and I hope you enjoy creating your mood board.

  • Reply Via B Design 23rd February 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I’m a huge fan of having your own vision board. It’s so true that it focuses you. I have mine in my office in plain site to remind me of my goals. Thanks for sharing.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 26th February 2018 at 6:44 pm

      They’re great, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!

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