“Everything you can imagine is real”
- Pablo Picasso
Vision boards (sometimes known as dream or inspiration boards), are a simple yet effective and valuable method of visualisation.
A vision board is a collection/collage that consists of inspirational images of the future you want, and represents your dreams, goals and ideals in life.
The idea of them is that when you are surrounded by or faced with the images of who you want to become, what you want to achieve, the life you want, the job you want, etc., you change your life in order to match what is on the board.
The classic method of vision boarding is to gather pictures, quotes, ideas, etc., and to pin them on to a bulletin board (usually the standard cork or poster boards).
By curating visual representations of your creative goals in one place you can see them frequently and be more inspired.
When it comes to vision boarding for creativity, physically seeing the type of things on a daily basis that you wish to achieve can be highly motivating.
If you write, collect quotes from writers, poems, book covers, etc. If you're a photographer, collect photos or photos of people, places and textures that inspire you.
- either a cork bulletin board (at least A3 in size), a poster board or similar (you could also consider making a digital one at Pinterest or Milanote)
- pins, sticky tape, etc.
Collect anything that inspires you, don’t be afraid to use different textures or three dimensional items.
Collect from magazines, postcards, Google image search, websites, newspapers, etc.
For some examples, click here.
Display it where you can see it regularly.
Every time you see something that inspires you, collect it.
Be specific - design the future you want for yourself.