Want to know something that gets me really excited and happy inside? Finding our passion and pursuing it! But, it doesn’t necessarily happen overnight, so I’m sharing an idea that should help get those creative juices flowing. Today, I’m going to teach you everything you can imagine about how to make a Vision Board + we are including a free Canva vision board printable template that you can use to create your own dream board today, YAY!
Before we jump too far ahead, let’s discuss what a vision board is and why you need one in your life ASAP. A vision board is an illustrative display of your passions, a visual reminder of what you love. It can be personal, professional, or a mix of both. The beautiful thing is, it can be whatever YOU want it to be because it’s YOUR Lifestyle Vision Board! Vision boards are important because they help us think about what we like + what we want out of life and motivate us to go after it.
So, now that you know where we’re headed, we’ll provide some ideas for how to get started.
Vision Board Dreams & Ideas
First, you’ve got to think about what you enjoy and what makes you happy. Do you love to craft? Have an obsession with interior design? Dig sports? Prefer to shop?
If you could imagine your life being a mix of photos and words what would it look like? Cozy and natural, busy and bright? There are as many options as people out there. My mental images center around peonies, birthday cakes and fun family dance parties. I always suggest starting with your imagination before jumping into finding photos and text to add.
Vision Board Goals & Planning
Where do you want to be in the next few years? What do you hope to accomplish, do, enjoy or see? These are all important questions to consider as you’re building your own vision board. Spending significant time thinking about your goals and where you hope to go in the coming years is monumental to understanding the life you want to live and showcasing that on your board. My advice is to really spend some quality time brainstorming what you actually want in life in order to have a solid foundation for the next step.
*Tip: scanning Pinterest for ideas is absolutely encouraged here. What draws you in? Catches your attention? Makes you want to binge pin until the sun rises? These are probably some baseline interests that you can build upon in your Lifestyle Vision Board.
Once you’ve got an idea of your likes and preferences, it’s time to talk about specific areas of focus. Our Printable Template highlights some aspects of life that are important to us, but we’ve also included some blank space for you to fill in with things that are important to you too! Here are the lifestyle themes we selected: relationships, personal growth, professional growth, hobbies, travel, health, finances, and goals.
Vision Board Template
The Printable Template is shown here. It’s the basic framework for your own personal Lifestyle Vision Board. You can simply download the vision board printable template right here as a PDF. Or if you have a Canva account (which is totally free!) you can open the vision board up in Canva by clicking this link. Once you are there, simply hit COPY template to create your own template that will be private in your own Canva acct. Just make sure you hit copy before doing anything, If you start editing the public version everyone will be able to see it. ;)
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Once you have the vision board template in your account, feel free to play around with it. Grab photos from Pinterest and create a digital vision board, or change up the words to be the life focuses you want to narrow in on and print it out to create a template you can use on a poster board for your office at home.
I’ve found after doing so many of these vision boards, that starting with the words I’m envisioning really can help me find photos that relate to the dreams and ideals I have. Words are a great place to start.
We hope you really enjoy taking the time to fill it out and make it your own. We’d love for you to share with us too!
Vision Board Examples
Here’s a photo of the FIRST vision board I ever created for our business nearly 8 years ago. I love how much it’s stayed true over the year to our actual brand and site.
This year, we used our printable template as a jumping off point to create huge vision board to hang in the office and take it a step further. We went ahead and created a Lifestyle Vision board entirely based on things we love and things that inspire us. We combined some of our favorite graphics, relearned why we are passionate about all of the bright, festive, and revelrous things, and had so much fun along the way!
I definitely recommend creating your very own Lifestyle Vision Board so that you too can remember why you love what you do! Even if some people think they aren’t very important, I’ve seen the results of visualizing our dreams and running hard after them.
Here are a couple more examples of some favorite vision boards from around the world! This one above is the best example I found of vision board turned art, that you’d feel comfortable leaving out in any room to remind you of what you are after. See the full DIY instructions right here.
- A vision board made solely of words
- A vision board for decorating a room
- How to make a vision board video
- A beautiful inspirational vision board
- A magnetic vision board that can be switched up as many times as you’d like
- And the largest selection of vision board quotes I could find
Don’t forget to comment on the post — I want to join you on the journey of discovering or rediscovering your passions… after all, it’s my most favorite thing to do. xoxo