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Are you looking for simple ideas to put your financial goals or home organization on a visual board and make them a reality? Year 2020 vision board for your finances?
Visual boards are popular tools to put down goals, inspirations, quotes and pictures. They help you to change habits and are used as goal planners.
This as part of a yearly, monthly, weekly or daily planner. Visual boards have become so popular that there are books on how to create them.
But, whatever happened to traditional planners? The ones you write phrases, sentences and checklists for goals setting.
Planners are still around, you can use a visual board as part of a planner. A planner is based more on checklist and words, a visual board relies on images, photos and ideas.
I got this post idea from my daughter’s vision board. She got a LED lighting board over the Holidays and uses it for a daily vision board to manifest her goals.
There are a lot of you who are more comfortable putting visuals together to make a board, instead of using a daily planner full of words.
What kind of Vision Board to create
You can get really creative and flexible when building your vision board. A visual board can be portable, part of a planner, goal specific, daily, weekly or annual goals based etc.
Visual boards are used to pencil in goals, decisions, habits, activities, motivation and reminders. A good vision board is one that works for you in creating new habits.
Popular topics that go well on visual boards – Weight loss goals, career goals, financial goals, pay down debts goals, fitness goals, students goals, new year’s resolutions, bucket lists.
Anything that you want to accomplish or manifest can get posted on a visual board. So, an exercise plan, a food vision board for the week’s meals or a financial plan for the month can all go on your vision board.
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Here are some ideas on how to create a visual board
Whatever kind of visual board you decide on creating, it needs to be visible. or displayed. A goals setting board needs goals.
An inspiration visual board need things that inspires you. You can also create a combination goals setting/inspirations board.
Create a portable vision board
My daughter created this portable vision board using a LED lighting board. She focuses on her daily goals and combines them with inspirations.
She sets goals and has created a structured for her vision board. She uses words, instead of images. However her board is still very visual.
You can also create a portable board using stickers for daily, weekly or yearly goals.
Create a vision board with cut-outs and images
Artfulparent has a very useful post on how to create a visual board in 10 simple steps. I like what they did here. It’s a more traditional board that uses images cut outs from magazines and paper.
A helpful step-by-step guide on structuring and organizing your visual board. This is a great idea for a student’s visual board.
Create a visual board in your Bullet Journal
Diaryofajournalplanner has an instructional guide for creating a visual board in your bullet journal. Bullet journal is also a very popular tool to set goals and to monitor your activities.
If you already maintain a bullet journal, a vision board can be part of your journaling process.
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Create a digital visual board on Instagram or Pinterest
These two social media platforms are driven by images, photos and graphics. You can create a digital board by posting relevant photos and images to Instagram or Pinterest.
You can follow a traditional visual board’s guide and instead of cutting out paper photos, you’ll use digital photos. For phrases and motivational quotes, you can create images and post them directly to your digital visual boards.
For example, on Instagram you can find many travel and hobbies visual boards. Instagram makes uploading visuals very easy. One of my favorite travel boards on IG is the Travellogist for travel photography.
A visual board can be very creative or very simple. It all depends on your personality and what works for you. Also, on the time you have available.
The most important thing in a board is that you want to tell (remind) yourself of your main goals.
The second most important thing on your board is that it needs to be displayed for you to see and get motivated.
The visual board and the journaling processes are supposed to train your brain to visualize your accomplishments via your goals setting. Therefore, goals setting is key to successful visual boards.
A successful visual board routine helps you change habits.