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Vision Boards and Why You Should Make One

One of my favorite things to do is to sit with a cup of coffee and pin beautiful photos on Pinterest, saving them for future vision boards I'll create. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, a vision board is a collection of photos, arranged together that evokes a certain mood or serves as inspiration. There's so many options and so many reasons you should be making a vision board for yourself.

Here's just a few benefits of having a vision board:

INSPIRE

A vison board helps you to get really clear on how you want something to look and feel. Before I make anything, I like setting myself up with a vision board. It helps in showing which colors work well together, which fonts, themes, and so much more.

GUIDE

Once you've created a vison board it helps you stay focused when you're faced with decisions and choices. You can always refer back to it to make sure you're staying aligned with your vision.

COMMUNICATE

A vison board is a reflection of who you are. It's a way to tell your story in a very visual way. That's why I love it as a creative tool in The Lifestyle Designer series. Your vision board helps you to discover who it is you want to be and how you want to present yourself.

CREATIVE BLOCKS

I'm inherently a very visual person. I love studying color palettes, textures, and themes. When I'm feeling stuck in a creative block, I love turning to the process of creating a vision board to get me through it. It's generally something that's really easy to do. If you don't like designing a digital version you can always grab that stack of magazines, scissors, and a glue stick and get going. There's something incredibly inspring about a tangible board. While I'm a pen and paper planner, however, I'm a digital person when it comes to vison boards because I can create them so quickly and easily. Because I don't find myself exhausting over them, they easily get my creative juices flowing and before I know it I'm past the block that was stopping me from moving forward and I'm making progress on the project I'm working on.

HOW I MAKE A VISION BOARD

1. First things first, I've usually pinned new photos that inspire me.

2. Using my pins, I save a few photos. Mostly they're new photos that I've come across that inspire me and I can't get out of my head. I'm a very visual person so when I see something I like, It tends to stick with me.

3. Using