If you love the idea of creating a vision board to help focus on your goals but don’t have dozens of old magazines lying around, simply create a digital vision board using online resources. This mission is the same: Prioritize what is most important in your life and choose which goals you want to achieve this year. Then find photographs that represent those goals and dreams. The only difference is you’ll find photos online and you don’t need glue or tape.
Tip #1: Choose Your Medium
Digital vision boards can be made using Microsoft, PicMonkey, or Pinterest.
Tip #2: Choose Your Photos
Using digital photos for this project allows you to search from the millions of photos online, which is a vastly larger selection than a few old magazines your mother collects. In this respect, creating a digital vision board is easier and quicker than the “old fashioned” way.
Tip #3: Use Photos that Spark Emotion
Vision boards are just as much about emotions as they are about material things. Do you REALLY want to earn the sporty BMW roadster convertible or do you just want that freedom and the carefree life the photo symbolizes? Vision boards are not solely about material things; find those photos that make you FEEL any positive emotion. Consider adding words, quotes, or affirmations that speak to you.
Tip #4: Keep a Screenshot Handy
No matter which tools you use to create your digital vision board, take a screenshot (or two if it’s large) and save it as your wallpaper on your laptop and phone. Make a point of looking at this every day and meditating on what steps you’ll take to get closer to those goals. Consider if you need to break these large goals into smaller goals; map out those action steps. Also reflect on your progress every night before you go to sleep; visualizing prior to sleeping helps you feel motivated to get up in the morning and start working toward those goals.
In the end, achieving your goals is completely up to you and the actions you take. Your vision board – either traditional or digital – is simply a tool to help you stay on the path toward your ideal life.