We can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of going to work, having a family and taking care of them, going to bed, and doing it all over again. Sure, there are new things to encounter everyday, but sometimes, you need a daily reminder of important and inspiring truths to help you feel great and live your best life.
Think back to when you were a child dreaming about your future. You would make these elaborate plans, sometime write them down, and share them with people you met. Today, a DIY inspiration board can help you share your dreams. You get to dream about what you want to do in your future—who you want to be, where you want to go, and what inspires you.
Making in a vision board is simple. You only need a few supplies: a poster board, images, and glue:
Select poster board and hang it where you will see it most often. This board is personal to you, so you want it to be something you see all the time. A good place is above your desk, but if you don’t have a desk, another unexpected but beautiful place is the bathroom, next to your mirror.
Separate your board into specific desire sections. Examples of the sections are “Things I Want to Try,” “Things I Want to Experience,” and “Places I Want to Go.” Create sections that are specific to you and your interests. You can separate these sections but however you organize your board, make sure you find it beautiful and inspiring.
The power of visual stimulus is mind blowing. Flip through magazines to find things that relate to your interests. Pay attention to business cards and fliers you see while you are out and about. Put up photos of your loved ones. Make a collage of images for each section all at once, or you can do each section individually. This is not a race—you should really take some time with this. You will find inspiring things to hang up after you’ve created your board.
Use inspirational phrases as a motivational tool. Allow yourself to read them every day and internalize them. They will make a difference in your outlook. Here are some quotes that give you perspective:
- “What if I fail? Oh, but darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson
- “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
- “Wake Up & Say: You Can Do This.”
- “Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.”
- “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”
Take a few minutes everyday to look at your vision board and reaffirm the messages you see. Think about your goals, what inspires you, and what moves you forward. Follow our blog for more advice on crafts, healthy living, beauty, and style!