How to Create a Vision Board

Last week I posted this picture of my Vision Board on Facebook. I immediately started getting messages from women asking how they could create a vision board and do they really work! Great questions that deserve a blog post.

How to Create a Vision Board

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 2015 Plan tab of the iBloom Planner}:

  • My theme for the upcoming year – generally this is a word or phrase that reflects my assignment 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.

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 2015 iBloom Life & Business 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

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!

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.

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 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 want to see YOUR vision board. Please come over to our iBloom Facebook Page and post a picture of your vision board.

Kelly Thorne Gore


  1. I definitely need to do this! Thanks for sharing Kelly

  2. 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!

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