Why You Shouldn't Make A Vision Board

Why You Shouldn't Make A Vision Board

It's almost a new year, which means people are grabbing some magazines so they can plan their future on a piece of posterboard!


I used to love making vision boards.

(And if you don't know what a vision board is, it's a board you create that is filled with images, words, and symbols that inspire and motivate you. Many people use these to manifest what they want in the future.)

And I'm telling you not to make one.


Don't get me wrong, the concept is wonderful, BUT...

1. It's not always aesthetically pleasing. It's a bunch of scrap photos and words in a jumble that you hang on your wall...Clutter raises cortisol levels, so I personally don't want that hanging in a space I frequent often.

2. It may end up in the back of your closet where you won't even see it.

3. When you see something every day...you tend to gloss over it and no longer truly see it.

So, what should you do instead?

You should make a vision book.

vision book

This is a scrapbook type book where you will set goals with intention.

Each page will be dedicated to a specific dream or goal. Some areas of your life you can think about are:





Physical Health

Mental/Emotional Health


Material Things

And anything else you can think of!

(If you don't know what you want next year, start with this End of Year Reflection Workbook to help you find clarity.)

vision book page money mantras

So, how do you create all this?

1. Start by writing down the things you want in the next year. (The workbook above can help you if you need it)

2. Then dedicate one page to each thing on your list.

3. Start creating!

You can print images, words, use colorful pens, draw pictures, glue in magazine clippings, or use scrapbooking/art supplies.

I have been scrapbooking for years, so I have tubs of supplies. But don't worry, that's not required!

scrapbooking supplies
So, why is a book better than a poster? Aren't they the same thing?
Sort of, but no, not really.
1. The vision book is going to allow you to have one focus per page. More energy goes into it, so you can envision it coming to life more.
2. We grow and evolve; as the year goes on, you will have extra pages in your book you haven't used yet, so you can continue to add new goals!
3. Over time, you can look through this book and acknowledge all the things you are accomplishing. You don't celebrate yourself enough. I promise. Start that now!
4. You will look at this book every single day. In doing that, you are keeping your goals and dreams at the forefront of your mind. This will make you actively work toward them and reach them more quickly.
And the coolest part: At the end of the year, you'll have a book full of the things you accomplished that year to look back on forever.
It's super cool looking back at my old vision books. I can see amazing growth and confidence within myself, and recognize how my entire life has transformed over the years.
Have FUN with this. It's a nice creative outlet, aesthetically pleasing, and will help you create your vision that much faster. 
Cheers to your success! I'm rooting you on!
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