Vision Boards: 6 Steps to Creating One That Rocks


What you focus on grows!!!

Vision boards are a great way to focus day in and day out on the things we want to grow. 

Motivation is something that doesn’t last. We often need our motivation reinvigorated. What better way than looking at a beautiful vision board of what lights us up? 

An example of a vision board

6 Steps to Creating a Vision Board That Rocks

STEP 1:  Set the mood

Clear away any clutter so you have a clean and relaxing atmosphere. Cue up the upbeat playlist and set the stage with some aromatherapy. You may even want to set the tone by meditating before beginning your vision board session. 

STEP 2:  Get inspired

Spend some time getting clear on exactly what you want your ideal life to look like. Consider these questions:

  • What do I value?
  • How do I want to feel?
  • What do I want?
  • What do I need?
  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • What can I remove from my list of priorities? If you have too much to focus on, you may feel overwhelmed. What you want is to be able to devote adequate attention to the things most important to you.

For life balance, consider various areas of your life, such as family, work, health, personal growth, spirituality, etc. Journal out some of the answers if you find it helpful.

STEP 3:  Gather images

Cut out images from magazines that represent the life you want to live. 

For example, if you want to start being more physically active, you might clip photos of yourself or others doing activities you enjoy. 

If you want to find a great romantic partner or spruce up your existing relationship, you might snip pictures of happy couples smiling at each other or happy pics of you and your significant other. 

PRO TIP: If magazines don’t get the job done, check out Google images or even use pictures you already have of yourself.

STEP 4:  Create messages that inspire

Use markers, paint, or your computer and printer to create personal mantras and/or quotes that inspire you. You can also cut out words or phrases from the magazines to paste on your board. 

PRO TIP: Google inspirational or motivational quotes if you need a spark.

STEP 5:  Put it all together

Before you begin arranging your board, remind yourself that there is no “right way” to do this. Paste or pin the images and quotes you’ve gathered onto your board. 

You can lay out images and words in random places or section off parts of your board for different areas of your life, such as family, work, health, etc. 

STEP 6:  Make your vision a reality

Display your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day. Make sure to reflect on your vision board and how your goals make you feel for at least five minutes every day. 

Follow your reflection time by making a list of things you can start doing in the next day, week and month to get you in alignment with making your vision a reality.


Creating a vision board is a fun, creative, and inspiring way to clarify your goals and stay focused on bringing them to life. Make sure to get clear on your goals before you get started. 

Vision boarding isn’t just for adults… kids can do it too! Click here for more on creating vision boards for children.

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Dina Garcia
After healing her relationship with food and reversing her pre-diabetes, Dina Garcia has developed a true passion for helping others live the happy, healthy lives they deserve, free from preoccupations with food and body image. As a dietitian-nutritionist, mindful eating coach, and founder of Vida Nutrition and Conscious Living, she is all about helping her clients ditch diets, build a healthy relationship with food and find practical solutions that make healthy eating DO-able. She’s constantly juggling motherhood and entrepreneurship but enjoys the flexibility that being her own boss provides her family. Dina has been featured in CBS Miami, Bustle, Self, Women’s Health, Livestrong, Thrillest, Simple Most, Business News Daily and more. She completed her undergraduate degree in dietetics in 2005 at Ball State University, then her supervised practice in 2006 at California State University, Fresno. You can follow Dina here: IG: FB: blog:


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