How to Make a Vision Board

So you'd like to make a Vision Board. How FUN!

While I did not read The Secret, I have been a believer of positioning goals visually in front of myself to act as a positive reminder and motivator of what I’m working towards.

There are millions of suggestions online so don't get overwhelmed. I've come up with some basic guidelines for getting started.

#1 - There are no rules.

#2 - Your vision board should focus on how you want to feel in the coming year.

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#3 - Take a moment to mull over the following categories of life. Choose one area or more that you want to focus on in the next year. I prefer to pick one or two so as to not overwhelm myself.












What do I put on my vision board?

Visual representations of your goal.

Anything that inspires or describes visually what you are seeking.

#4 - Gather Supplies:

Love this Vision Board nestled in a notebook! Image via @themakerheartstudio on Insta

For a physical vision board

- Cork board, poster board, pin board, notebook (Big or small, the sky's the limit to size! I suggest gathering supplies first and then decide what size to make your Vision Board.)

- Old magazines

- Pictures, quotes, anything that reminds you or represents how you want to feel in the next year

- Glue, tape, pins, tacks, glue stick

- Stickers

- Colored pens/pencils

For a digital vision board

Digital Vision Board Template on

- Right click on images and save them into a file on your computer

- Sign up for Canva (it’s free). They have loads of pretty vision boards and mood boards you can use to arrange your images

- Start a Vision Board on Pinterest

#5 - Arrange your images, magazine clippings, quotes, etc. any way you like. Remember, there are no rules and you don't have to be an artist to make this pretty. If you're creating a digital version, I encourage you to print your Vision Board out.

#6 - Now, hang somewhere in your home where you will frequently see the Vision Board as a reminder of what you are working on. For me, these spaces are my desk, the bathroom (so I can gaze while I dry my hair/put on makeup), or on the fridge.

Need a laugh? Watch this SNL bit about Vision Boards. #dying


About the author:

Elizabeth Rago is a mama, wife, and the creator of The Modern Domestic Woman (MDW). After a series of unfortunate events including job loss, a car accident, bankruptcy, and a physical and emotional breakdown, Elizabeth felt compelled to shift the primary focus of MDW from pretty pictures and goofy memes to a space of honest support for the modern woman.

A pursuer of peace, Elizabeth is on a mission to help women from all backgrounds and walks of life to find their own strength and talents amid the chaos of life.

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Lead image by Peter Fogden on Unsplash