Creating Your Vision Board: Vision Board Basics

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As Christians, we know that faith without works is dead. Therefore it’s important that we remain focused on our visions while also taking actionable steps toward achieving them.  

Senseless person! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless?
James 2:20

A vision board is a powerful tool for visualizing your dreams and goals, and for keeping you inspired along the way. While there is no “right” way to create a vision board, it is important to make sure yours speaks specifically to the needs of your heart and soul.

Taking some time each day or week to reflect on what has been accomplished thus far along with what still needs work can be incredibly helpful in maintaining focus on your vision.

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Creating a vision board as a Christian woman can be especially rewarding, as it allows you to combine both your spiritual and worldly aspirations into one place. Here are a few tips on how to get started.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a tool used to help focus on and visualize specific goals while staying motivated to achieve them. It is a physical representation of an individual's vision, dreams, and desires that can be created using pictures, affirmations, quotes, or other visual components.

It serves as an attractive reminder of the things that one would like to accomplish or the life one would like to lead.

An example of a vision board: college style

How do I create a vision board as a Christian woman?

Creating an effective vision board as a Christian woman begins with prayer and reflection. Take some time to reflect on your beliefs and values, then ask God to guide you in creating a vision board that is true to your goals and dreams.

Consider what images or words will best represent that vision. Choose pictures that spark emotion in you and make sure to include inspirational quotes from the Bible as well.

Use a variety of materials like stickers, magazine clippings, or photographs to create your vision board. Add as many or as few items as you like, and make sure to display it in a place where you will see it each day!

a corkboard with the word "Vision" pinned to it

Your vision board is like a roadmap that helps keep your vision alive and motivates you to take actionable steps toward achieving those goals. With a vision board in place, you can stay focused, be reminded of the vision God has given you, and take inspired action toward making them a reality!

Creating a vision board is a valuable faith-building exercise that will help you reach your goals while keeping your Christian values at the forefront of all that you do. Take the time to create a vision board that is true to your faith and you will be well on your way to making your vision a reality.

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What to include in your Vision Board

When creating your vision board as a Christian woman, there are some key elements to keep in mind:

Intentionality: Your Goals & Dreams

The first step in creating an effective vision board is deciding which goals and dreams you want to focus on. Before beginning your vision board, it’s important to take the time to think about what you want out of life—both spiritually and personally—and then choose those items that are most important for you to focus on.

Vision board example: collage style

Write down all the areas of your life that are important to you—relationships, career goals, health goals etc.—and then pick out images or words that represent each area. This will help ensure that each item has been thoughtfully chosen with the intention behind it.

Reflect on who you are and what you want to become. Ask yourself questions like “What do I value?” or “Who is my ideal self?” Use these answers as a starting point for choosing images and words that represent your values and goals.

Once you have identified some of the core elements of your vision, start looking for images that speak to those themes. It doesn’t have to be photos – quotes, drawings, or other images that capture the essence of what you want can also work well.

Colorful sticky notes with positive sayings

Once you have filled out the core of your vision board with personal elements, think about how others fit into the picture. What relationships do you want to prioritize? What kind of career path do you want to take? How do faith and family fit into the picture? All of these things can be represented on your vision board as well.

For example, if community engagement is important to you, look for images that convey the sense of connection and fellowship that comes from volunteering or organizing events within a community setting. You could also add pictures or words related to spiritual growth such as bible verses or quotes from bible studies.

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Inspirational Quotes & Bible Verses

Another key element of any good vision board is inspirational quotes and Bible verses. Having uplifting words from the Bible or positive quotes will help keep you encouraged as you stay focused on achieving your goals.

Choose quotes or verses that speak directly to the goals or dreams that you have chosen for yourself so that they can continue to inspire and encourage progress as well as further your spiritual growth. Writing down verses from scripture keeps us rooted in God’s word while also helping us stay focused on our intentions and desires for our lives.

Example of 2023 Vision Board, Collage style

Pictures & Images

Pictures & images are an important part of any vision board because they can be used as visual reminders of what we want in our lives. Find pictures that evoke emotion and represent the things that are important to us, such as family, friends, success, spirituality, etc., so when we look at our boards they will remind us of why we set our goals in the first place.

Pictures will also help us stay connected with our faith journey by providing us with visual representations of how far we have come and how much further we need to go along our spiritual path.

Grid Style "Vision Board" with photos pinned to a wire grid above a living room couch

Affirmations

It's important to find ways to stay motivated while pursuing our vision. This could include positive affirmations like “I am capable” or “I will persevere” written out in bright colors or bold fonts, or images that represent how it feels when things are going right (like sunsets or landscapes).

Affirmations are positive statements that remind you of who you are and who God created you to be. They help keep our minds focused on our goals and encourage us at every step of the journey. Some examples of affirmations are “I am loved by God” or “I am strong and capable” or “I am filled with joy and peace.” 

Gratitude

Lastly, don't forget to add gratitude to your vision board. Remembering how we are blessed can help us stay humble while also motivating us to strive for even more blessings!

These elements should be included in every Christian woman's vision board for maximum effectiveness.

The Power of Reflection

When looking at each element on your board ask yourself: why did I choose this particular image? Does this image represent something I would like more of in my life? What steps do I need to take in order for me to reach my goals?

Try not to get too caught up in details but instead focus on the bigger picture – use this time as an opportunity for self-reflection and goal setting. Making small adjustments along the way will help keep your motivation levels high while also helping ensure progress toward reaching those milestones.

Vision Board Example, polaroid style

Creating a Vision Board is an empowering exercise – it allows us not only to dream about our future but also actively shape it by reminding us every day of our true values and goals in life.

By taking time out each day (or week) for reflection and goal-setting, we remind ourselves why we are doing this work in the first place – because we are striving towards something bigger than ourselves; something beautiful; something worthy of our effort!

With its ability to help us focused on our dreams and aspirations in life, creating a Vision Board can be an incredibly useful tool for Christian women hoping to achieve their goals while honoring their faith journey at the same time.

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Creating Your Vision Board

Now that we have an idea of what goes into making up our vision boards, let’s dive into the actual process of creating one! Start by gathering all the things that will make up your board – this could include magazines, newspapers, postcards, photos, stickers, etc.

Once everything has been gathered together, start cutting out images or words that speak to you and begin arranging them onto your board until it looks exactly as envisioned (pun intended). Once everything has been arranged properly and securely glued down onto the surface using glue sticks/tape/etc., it's time for some reflection!

Do you want some more guidance for creating your vision board? Or perhaps you'd like to learn how to create a digital vision board? Join my Vision Board Workshop to get more help with your vision board and start visualizing those dreams that God has placed on your heart.

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