Create a Lifestyle Vision Board

A vision board is visual depictions of whatever you want them to be. You can create a vision board for the family you desire, the job you want, or even the hobbies you hope to have soon.

The vision board can consist of images, words, and symbols that represent a particular goal. You can make a vision board using craft materials to create something physical, or you can use software like,, or just use your MS PowerPoint software and keep it digital. You can invest in vision board software or use the software you already have. It’s up to you.

Usually, people make vision boards to inspire them to achieve a particular goal. The tangible representation of the future as you wish it to be is a great way to give yourself motivation and help you set up steps to achieve the vision. In lifestyle design, the best vision board considers all eight areas of life that we talked about before.

Eight Areas of Life to Design:

  1. Career and Business
  2. Health and Fitness
  3. Relationships and Social Life
  4. Finances
  5. Personal and Spiritual Development
  6. Hobbies and Fun
  7. Home and Environment
  8. Community Involvement

You can start with one section at a time, finding images, words, and items that help define and depict what it will look like if you have the most success in life. This is supposed to be your big dream or your goal in life. You’ll want to think long term, ten years or more into the future as you design and create your vision board.

To get started using each of the eight areas to develop a list of goals you’d like to achieve in the next year, five years, or ten years into the future. Using that list of goals, you can find images, words, and even tactical items if you’re doing it with real materials to help build the vision board.

Once you find pictures and visuals representing how you see the future and what best represents your goals met, you can start making each section of your vision board. It’s important to note whether the business you choose can actually lead to reaching the goals you set for other areas of your life. The practice of creating the board can help you figure out whether what you want is even possible or not.

For example, if you realize to experience your hobby of flying your own airplane costs a certain amount of money and requires a certain amount of resources, does your business have the ability to provide it? If not, you may find you want to adjust some of your assumptions or goals to match your resources, principles, morals, and values.

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.

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