How to Create a Pinterest Vision Board
If in 2022 you still don't know what a vision board is, it's time to catch up.
Essentially, these boards are visual displays of our goals, even if they seem unrealistic or completely random. While vision boards traditionally feature physical images that were printed out (or cut from magazines) and added to an actual tangible board of some kind, there's no reason why you can't make a virtual one by heading straight to Pinterest. After all, the key to a vision board is that you view it often, and aren't we all always on our phones anyway? Realistically, it's just straight-up easier for most of us to create a Pinterest vision board than a physical one, which is why we're here to help you make one of your own with this guide.
1. Get Some Goals In Mind
A vision board is all about envisioning your goals until they become your reality, which means you'll kind of need to actually have some goals in mind before you begin. Maybe it's a fulfilling relationship or travel to a specific place. Maybe it's a new haircut or something that might seem otherwise minimal, it doesn't really matter as long as it matters to you.
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2. Save The Images You're Deeply Drawn To
Most of us tend to scroll rather mindlessly, but sometimes there's an image that just captures you and causes you to stop. Save those images. Whatever it is about the visual that made you stop and appreciate it fuller, there's probably a deeper reason for that, and it could benefit your board (and therefore you) in the long run.
3. Keep It Vague, Yet Specific
Okay, we know that might sound confusing at first. However, what we mean is that you'll want to keep just enough vagueness that you won't feel like you've failed if you haven't achieved something that looks just like one of the images you've saved (social media isn't completely real after all, remember?), but specific enough that it keeps to some sort of timeline or theme. For example, a summer vision board full of feelings and things you want to do through the season, or a "travel" board full of images of one or two total dream destinations that will inspire you to take action in reality to get there.
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4. Remember To Look At It Often
The reason why some people will argue that a virtual board isn't the same as a physical one is that you're less likely to see the virtual one as often as one that you place on your desk or your bathroom mirror. To combat this, make sure to intentionally look at your board often, and let yourself truly explore the images you have saved there. What do they mean to you? Why do you want this? What are you going to do to make your life more like that?
5. Live Your Life Like The Vision Board
The reason why vision boards "work" is because they inspire action. After all, you can't just tape up a photo to your wall and expect something to happen without actually doing anything in the real world, right? Vision boards are the same way. Yes, visualizing helps a ton (if you're into manifesting at all, there you go), but it requires a bit more than that to make that vision a reality. Remember, though, that your reality will look a little different, which is why the final tip on this list (coming up next) is so important.
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6. Stop To Feel Grateful For What You Already Have In Your Life
There's a chance that the life you're living right now looks a lot like the life you begged to have at some point, even if you don't realize it. That's what makes gratefulness so important, as it keeps you mindful and helps you recognize that you probably already have achieved a ton of your goals, even if it doesn't look picture-perfect like the images on your board. Plus, feeling grateful just makes your life all around better, no matter how big or small the thing you're thankful for may be.
There's never a bad time to start a vision board, either, which means you don't have to wait to make one for the new year or anything like that. If you do plan on making one alongside some New Years' resolutions, though, you'll also want to click HERE to read about why mindfulness should be at the top of your resolutions list.