You know what vision boards are and you know you need to create one. The problem is where do you start? There’s no right or wrong way to make a board. There’s also no single tool to do it with. The only real rules are to be specific and make the board a reflection of your goals.
As I write this post I am creating a vision board for my upcoming vacation in Cape Code. The house we will be staying, where people will sleep, meals to be prepped, safety for the grandkids. My daughter-in-law and I are sharing documents through Google Docs on an itinerary, meals we want to have, things to do. I am envisioning some quiet time to reflect and be quiet mentally.
What is your vision?
Best Tools For Creating Vision Boards
Pinterest is one of the easier tools for making vision boards. You don’t need glue or posterboard or anything else. All you have to do is collect images that represent what you want to achieve. You can create different Pinterest boards for every goal. If you’d rather keep your boards private, create private Pinterest boards instead. The best part of this tool is your board is always with you.
Evernote is another portable vision board creation tool. Most people think of it as strictly for note taking. Use it instead to create vision board pages complete with images and text. You can easily print them out if you want to hang them up in your office.
Mind mapping tools are perfect for vision boards. The key is finding one that supports images. Labyrinth is not only free, but it supports uploading images and even drawing your own. You can create a central goal and add branches with images or text representing the steps it takes to achieve your goal. If Labyrinth doesn’t have enough features for you, there are numerous free alternatives and some paid alternatives as well.
Actual posterboard is a popular method for creating vision boards. You can hang the board on your wall to look at every day. Plus, it’s fun to get your hands dirty by gluing images or drawing with markers. Putting the hard work into creating the board makes it even more meaningful. If you need any inspiration on creating a physical board yourself, look no further than the Vision Board Samples Pinterest board.
Most people know the basics of using Google Docs. You can use Docs and Sheets for organizing your goals and then use Slides or Docs to create vision boards. You can share your boards with others, edit them whenever you want and print them to hang up. Plus, it’s free. Of course, any office suite works well for this purpose.
Collect images and upload them to your Picasa account. The collage feature allows you to create vision boards full of images. If you want to use text, simply place text over a background image or a solid color image to create a text-based image. Arrange your images to customize your board. You can edit the collage as your needs change. Some people even create multiple collages, print them out and hang them together for a larger board.
Try each of these tools to see which ones work best for your needs. Many entrepreneurs find having a physical and digital board works best so they feel inspired no matter where they are.