Creating an Inspiration Board
Have you ever created a vision board? Vision boards can be very personal. They can help you visualize what you want in order to achieve your dreams.
Now, this may be a little different than previous vision boards you have designed in the past and that’s okay. Let’s think of it as a “Pre-Vision board” or “Inspiration board”. This is a way to help you learn more about yourself.
Let’s walk you through the creation of your Inspiration board.
Now, the most important step is on the next page, so make sure you make it to the end of the post and follow through. After you follow the instructions on this post, head over to the next to figure out what your board is telling you. (DO NOT skip to the next page until you have completed your Inspiration board!!)
Whatever you create and who you share it with is up to you. Be creative and remember to enjoy the process. Focus on your feelings and do what you feel. Don’t try to plan your board out in advance, just do what feels good to you in the moment.
What calls to you? What does this say about yourself? Sometimes it might not make sense at first, but later you’ll figure it out.
Ok, let’s get started making the inspiration board. Here are the supplies that you will need:
- Poster board
- Adhesive: glue, glue sticks, Yes!Paste, rubber cement, tape, glue dots, etc.
- Markers, stickers, glitter, etc.
- Relax: Create a peaceful environment. Set up a space that you feel comfortable in to work on your vision board.
- Search: Creating this vision board will be different than any you’ve done in the past. This board isn’t necessarily a place to just put everything you want in your life. Although, you can cut out those things. Look through magazines that you have around your home, ask friends or family for magazines, or buy some. Search for pictures and words to post on your board. Look for pictures or words that resonate with you. Find things you really like- even if you’re not sure why.
- Cut: When you see pictures of things or words that really pop out to you, cut them out. Don’t second guess yourself. If something is calling to you, cut it out.
- Glue: Once you have several images in your pile, start gluing. Glue them all over your poster board. Don’t plan it out too much. Just focus on gluing everything on the board in a way that looks or feels right to you. Create a collage that seems right for you. (If you have any extra images or words, you may want to keep them for a future project.)
- “Read” your vision board: You can do this by following the link at the bottom of this page.
(DO NOT skip to the next page until you have completed your vision board!!)
Once your inspiration board is complete, you can move on to the next page, Reading Your Inspiration Board to figure out what it might be telling you. The second step is where the real magic starts. Make sure you complete both steps. Also, remember to leave your comments below. I would love to know how this works for you.