Gather together your dreams and goals and learn how to make a vision board journal to bring them to life.
A vision board journal is a fun and creative visualization tool that can help you achieve your dreams and goals. With a regular daily or weekly practice, your vision board journal will magically transform into a vision of your life that at this moment in time you can only imagine.
Use your vision board journal to reimagine any area of your life.
No dream is too big or out of reach. For example, are you longing to travel, are you dreaming of a new home, or are you thinking about starting your own business? Let your imagination fly free!
The universe is here to help.
By regularly looking at the images and words on the pages of your journal, the creative powers of your subsconscious mind are activated.
As a result you’ll begin to notice things such as resources that will help you to achieve your goals. Opportunities will present themselves. The right people will suddenly appear. It’s like the universe is lining things up for your success.
Your vision board journal is your own private space.
Unlike a vision board that is supposed to hang on the wall where everyone can see it, a vision board journal is a private and personal space.
In your journal you can freely explore your dreams – without limits and without worrying what others will think.
The journal is easy to make and fun to use so if you’re ready to get started, let’s go!
If you are working on something that you really care about,
you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
– Steve Jobs –
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a tool to help you manifest your dreams and goals.
Vision boards are traditionally made using a large posterboard or corkboard. Images and words that represent your dreams and goals are then pasted or pinned to the board.
By placing your vision board in a prominent place where you can see it every day, it acts as a visual reminder that helps to keep you focused on the things that are important to you.
What is a Vision Board Journal?
A vision board journal has the same purpose as a vision board, but is made using a journal or notebook that has lots of small pages as opposed to one big board.
The advantages of using a journal to make a vision board is that a journal is portable and the pages can be easily updated. New pages can be added or removed as your dreams and goals are realized or change direction.
With a small page format you can be more creative and artistic with your images and words allowing you to develop a deeper connection to your dreams and goals.
Using a daily or weekly schedule to work on your journal pages you can turn vision board journaling into a regular habit and creative practice that will further deepen your journaling practice.
What You Need to Make a Vision Board Journal
- a binder – either A5 size or full size
- good quality cardstock for the pages
- printable section dividers
- free images or purchase some vision board clipart
- liquid glue or gluestick
At any given moment you have the power to say:
this is not how my story will end.
– Christine Mason Miller –
How to Make a Vision Board Journal
A vision board journal is easy to make using a binder and some cardstock.
Choose a binder
To make a vision board journal you could use any type of notebook. However using a ring binder gives you the ability to move the pages around and to insert or remove pages as needed. I prefer to use an A5 ring binder, however if you prefer a larger page you can use a full size binder.
Make the blank journal pages
The paper for the journal pages should be thick enough so that you can glue images onto it and write on it without the ink bleeding through to the other side. I recommend using a good quality cardstock to make the pages.
My ring binder is A5 size so I simply cut a stack of full size pages of cardstock in half and punched holes along the edges using my punch board.
Add some section dividers
To keep your journal organized, use these printable dividers and tabs to create sections for your journal.
The printable dividers and tabs include 36 different life categories – more than enough to keep your journal organized. The divider set comes with three different sets with quotations and affirmations. Included also is a blank set that you can either leave blank or write your own quote or saying. They also come in three sizes – A4, A5 and US letter.
You can use these dividers without tabs …
… or glue on a tab to easily locate your sections.
Tip: Attach a strip of washi tape along the edge to embellish the divider and hide the tab overlap.
Identify your goals and dreams
Once your journal is set up, the next step to creating your vision board journal is to make a list of your goals and dreams.
You don’t have to limit yourself to one particular thing. You can dream as many dreams as you like and have as many goals as you choose. It’s ok to want what you want.
You could include things such as places you’d like to travel to, pictures of your dream home, or what you would like your life to look like in a year’s time. You could even set up a space for your business goals.
Write a list of all the things you’d love to see manifest in your life on a piece of paper and tuck it inside your journal. You can add to the list from time to time, which will give you an endless supply of inspiration for your vision journal pages.
Gather images, words and quotations
Select some images that represent what it is that you want to see manifest in your life. You could also choose some sayings, words or quotes that are inspiring and help bring that vision to life.
Images can be found in magazines and old books, or you can search online and download free images from places such as Unsplash or Pinterest. You could even purchase a book of vision board clipart that includes a variety of images and words.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
– Anatole France –
Put Your Vision Board Journal Together
Once you’ve set up your journal, decided on what you’d like to manifest in your life, and gathered some images, words and quotes, the fun begins! It’s time to start creating your vision board pages.
Your pages should create a sense of excitement and emotion when you look at them, so it’s important to use images and words that resonate with you and truly bring to life the feelings and emotions of whatever it is that you want to manifest.
Arranging Your Images
There is no right or wrong way to arrange your images and you might need to play around with layouts until you find one that resonates with you. Use your intuition as a guide as you work through this process. You’ll know when things feel right.
You could arrange your images onto your journal pages in an organized way.
Or a more random way.
Although there is nothing wrong with using images in an organized layout, I personally like to bring my visions to life in a more creative and artistic way.
Using Creative Collage Layouts
When making my vision board pages I like to make collages using images, words and colors that invoke a strong feeling that touches both my heart and soul.
When I look at the journal pages for my Bali dream trip which I hope to take within the next couple of years, I’m truly excited about all the unique experiences I’ll find within the cultural landscape of the country.
You don’t need to stop at just one page for each of your goals and dreams. Your journal has lots of pages so make as many pages as you like.
Collages are fun and creative to make and the more pages you make, the more it will strengthen the visualization process.
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
– Joel A Barker –
Success with Your Vision Board Journal
Creating a vision board journal is a fun, creative and powerful way to visualize your dreams and goals. However to see you dreams and goals come to life as quickly as possible, you have to take action and stay focused.
While it’s not necessary to know exactly how your dreams and goals will manifest, it is important to move toward them the best way you know how.
Putting Thoughts Into Action
When you take action and move toward your dreams, you’ll find that the universe starts to line things up for you. The right people will reach out to offer help. The right circumstances will suddenly appear. It’s important to be aware and take notice when these things occur.
Schedule some daily or weekly time to work on your vision board journal.
Use this time to collect images and create beautiful new journal pages that will inspire and excite you. Or simply browse through your vision board journal and dream about all the amazing things that are coming into your life.
Make an action plan.
Some of our dreams and goals can seem overwhelming or out of reach. List the steps that you can take now toward one or two of your goals, even if they are just baby steps and even if you’re not sure they’re the right ones.
Dreaming of travel? Research visas, get prices for flights, and check out activities you’d like to do once you arrive.
Want a new dream home? Make a list of all the features you’d like to have in your new home. Visit stores to window shop for decor items. Use online maps to research locations of where you’d like to live.
Tips to Stay Focused
Staying focused and motivated is key to achieving your dreams and goals.
- flip through your vision board journal daily to stay inspired
- make a bucket list of all your goals and dreams
- make a list of action steps you need to take to move toward your goals and dreams
- keep track of all your wins and achievements no matter how small
- create affirmations associated with your dreams and goals and write them in your vision board journal
- journal about how life will look once you’ve achieved your goals and dreams
- write a daily gratitude for the things you have now and the new things that are appearing
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
– C.S. Lewis –
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