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:
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.
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.
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.
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.