Gooooood Morning, Afternoon and or Evening! I told you I had some ideas up my sleeve for this week!
For today’s post I am going to be explaining how to create a *Virtual* Vision Board, as well as explaining the benefits of said “board”.
A vision board, according to howtomakeavisionboard.com (LOL) is, “a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal”, and that is what we are all trying to do, right? Right!
So typically, a vision board would look a little something like this:
Buuut… in this day and age, it’s not likely that the majority of people have the time to actually cut, paste, and format a vision board like that.
With that being said, I am here to show you exactly how I have created my *Virtual* Vision Boards in the past, and how you can do the same!
Now normally I would suggest using Adobe Photoshop, but I know that is A. not the easiest and B. not the most accessible! So instead, I suggest using either PowerPoint, Google Slides or KeyNote to create your board.
Step 1: Ask Yourself These Things –
- why are you making this vision board
- what inspires and motivates you
- what makes you happy and brightens your day
- what are you striving for at the moment
- what are your goals, professionally, emotionally, mentally, etc.
Step 2: Find Your Images!
You can literally use WHATEVER you want for this, it can be images you have on your phone, screenshots of magazines online, pictures from Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Choose images that are going to promote positivity for you and motivate you.
Step 3: Import & Arrange
Arrange your images in the format and fashion of your choosing. The great thing about Powerpoint, Google Slides and KeyNote is the easy movements, cropping and layering of images. You have all the creative licensing on this one, so leave blank spaces, organize the lines, or crop weird edges, it’s all you.
Step 4/ the MOST IMPORTANT: “Hang” Your Board!
There would be no point in making your *Virtual* Vision Board if you couldn’t see it everyday! You want to be reminded of the goals you have, right? Right! Here’s another reason why your vision board being virtual has its perks – make your newly completed board your screensaver! Either screenshot your masterpiece, or simply save the file onto your computer and upload it as your desktop photo. Now every time you open your computer, you are reminded of your goals, and inspired to get some sh*t done!
Here’s my current board for some reference!
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P.S. You can totally do the same thing on your phone! Using any basic collage app, you can create the same look but on a smaller scale, follow the same steps and your *Virtual* Vision Board just became mobile!
I hope you guys found this useful, and that you actually do create a vision board, virtual or not! They can be super helpful during stressful times and they’re a great way to keep up with your goals and stay motivated.