How to Create a Vision Board

Every year I create a new vision board to help me envision the accomplishment of my hopes, goals and dreams for the upcoming year. It’s amazing how this simple visual reminds me of my goals and keeps me motivated throughout the year to work toward them. Here’s my step-by-step process for how to create a vision board.

#1: Ask God to show you HIS vision & direction for the upcoming year

I personally think this is the most important step. I want to follow God’s vision and direction for my life. So, I set aside a couple of hours to just spend time praying and asking God to show me His plan for my upcoming year. I use this time to read scripture, listen to worship music, pray, and journal.

During this time with God, I hope to identify several key things {these are the coaching assignments in the My Plan tab of the iBloom Planner}:

  • My theme for the upcoming year – generally this is a word or phrase that reflects my focus for the upcoming year.
  • My priorities – we can’t be all things to all people, so I discern where and how God wants me to invest my time and energy for the upcoming year. I ask God to show me my top priorities for the upcoming year.
  • My goals – what are my big goals and projects for the upcoming year.

#2: Gather Your Supplies

  • Magazines {if you don’t have magazines – ask people to donate them to you!}
  • Scissors
  • Tape {I prefer tape over glue so it doesn’t bleed through}
  • Vision Board – I included mine in my iBloom Planner, so I could see it daily. Before I had the iBloom Planner, I would post mine on a piece of poster board.
  • Optional Supplies: Markers, Scrapbook materials, Pass-It-On Cards

#3: Find Your Visuals

Have fun looking through magazines {scrapbook supplies, pass-it-on cards, etc.} to find words and pictures that can represent your theme and priorities for the upcoming year. I pull out the entire page from the magazine {or you can cut out just the portion you want to use} and create a stack.

I’m not very artistic, but if you are, then you might enjoy writing/drawing /painting your words and visuals. This is YOUR vision board, so make it your own!

#4: Assemble Your Vision Board

Before you start taping down your words and visuals, be sure to layout everything on your page. I usually have more content than I need, so I have to decide what things are the most important. Once everything is laid out just the way I want it, I tape everything down.

#5: Look at Your Vision Board Daily

Make it a habit to review your theme, priorities, goals, and vision board at the beginning of each day. This is a great reminder of where to best focus your time and energy as you go throughout each day.

Several people have asked, “Do vision boards really work?” And, my answer is YES! It’s amazing how this visual reminder allows us to have a representation of our theme, priorities, and goals for the year.

Post a Picture of YOUR Vision Board

I’d love to see YOUR vision board. Please come over to our iBloom Facebook Page and share a picture of your vision board. Here’s mine!



  • aloted

    January 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I definitely need to do this! Thanks for sharing Kelly

  • Lori Burrell

    January 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I love this blog! Next week my Life Group is coming over for a Vision Board Party! I’ll have the poster board, magazines, tape/glue and a crockpot of chili. I’ll post pictures for you to see!

  • Carlene Wooddell

    January 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you Kelly for posting this. It helps me grasp the concept of a Vision Board, when I complete mine I will share it.

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