Have you ever thought of creating a digital vision board? In the past few months my digital vision board has kept my inspired and motivated to do some incredible things I’ve dreamed of doing awhile (like a 1,000 kettle bell swing day!), and I know you can do the same.
Maybe you already have a vision board but it isn’t working, or maybe you aren’t using it effectively. I know some people have them in their offices, mud rooms, or bedrooms. They are powerful tools for helping anyone from a budding CrossFit junkie to a senior sales rep achieve their goals. The purpose? Keep the images that motivate and drive you where you’ll see them regularly.
For better or for worse, few things are as accessible to me as my mobile phone. Which is why, after a few months working on my vision board list, ideating the images and words I’d want to display on it, and identifying a place to hang it…I opted to simplify the experience.
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Ok…I’ll be honest. There are two other reasons I chose to go digital. One is because the best place I had to hang a physical bulletin board in our home is in a very visible spot, and I am not comfortable having our guests see all of my personal dreams. Secondarily, if you’ve read any of my other blog posts you’ve probably picked up on the fact I don’t handle visual clutter well so I wanted something that looks tidy.
If you already have a vision board hanging on your wall – more power to you! No doubt you’re reaping the benefits already. But if you want to try the digital approach, I say you’ve got nothing to lose. You could always invest in a printed version down the road if you choose.
DIGITAL VISION BOARD: WHAT & WHERE
WHAT should be included in a digital vision board? The sky’s the limit, friend! My digital vision board includes health goals, anniversary trip ideas, some dreams for retirement, causes we want to give generously to, and more. To be more specific…
Some of the photos represent ideas that are bucket list-ish:
- Visit Copenhagen
- Go ziplining in the colorful treetops during the Fall
- Burn our mortgage by 2022
Other photos represent ideas that are smaller, and shorter-term:
- Take Mackenzie to a painting workshop
- Paint our front door a bright color
- Try XYZ restaurant a friend said we’d love
WHERE can you find ideas for your digital vision board?
1) If you use Instagram or Pinterest, I guarantee your images or boards (or those which you follow) reveal some of your deepest desires, hopes, and dreams.
2) Ask your close friends what they think some of your life goals are, and this can help you get the ball rolling.
3) Consider simply creating a photo album on your smart phone. Then you can add the images as the ideas come to mind. No pressure! You can add or remove images as you please, because you are the boss of your vision board!
DIGITAL VISION BOARD: HOW + A Little Advice
HOW can I make my digital vision board work for me?
1) Create the photo album on your smart phone.
2) Create a calendar reminder to review pics monthly during a day off. I choose to do this because it’s when I’m most likely to take time to relax and dream.
3) Use the album as a reference when making decisions or planning the upcoming year’s budget and plans (i.e. vacations, debt payoff, birthday gifts, etc.)
A little friendly advice: Don’t waste your time choosing lame photos. I want to see the redwood trees in California, and you’d better believe I didn’t choose the first photo I found when searching online for the one I wanted to use in my digital vision board album. I selected the photo that stirred up my emotions so I remain inspired each time I scroll through the photos.
Happy visioneering, friends!!