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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Vision Board Workshop

Creating a vision board is a powerful and tangible way to bring your dreams and aspirations to life. By hosting a workshop with your friends, you’ll not only amplify the creative energy but also strengthen the collective motivation to pursue those dreams together. It’s a meaningful and fun way to set intentions, visualize goals, and support each other on each other’s journey and dreams for the future.

Supplies Needed for Making Vision Boards

  • Poster Boards or Canvas: You’ll need a base for each participant to create their vision boards. These can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. From simple poster board to a bulletin board, just like the vision board you are creating, you can use whatever you want to make this board yours.
  • Magazines: Ask all your friends to bring a variety of magazines that they don’t mind cutting up. Sharing these allows everyone a greater variety of images and quotes that resonate with each friend’s aspirations.
  • Scissors: Again, unless one of you has an abundance of scissors, asking each friend to bring their own is helpful, since you’ll likely all be cutting at the same time, and sharing a pair of scissors can be time consuming, depending on how many people you have.
  • Glue: It’s essential to have glue to secure everything to your dream board. I have found that kids glue sticks work best, especially with the thin paper of magazines. This glue allows everything to lay flatter than bottled glue does.
  • Markers, Colored Pencils, or Pens: You can add personalized touches and affirmations to your vision boards. Having a variety of colors is helpful.
  • Stickers and Embellishments: For an extra flair, stickers and materials for scrapbooking can really make a vision board pop. Again, if everyone brings what they have to share, then there is more to choose from.
  • Old Newspaper or Tablecloths: Protect your work surface from glue and markers bleeding through your vision board.
  • Snacks & Drinks: Don’t rush through making your vision board; take your time and really make it yours. To keep the energy flowing, have everyone bring a snack or drink to share with the group.
  • Paper & Pencils: This is optional, but may be helpful for everyone to jot down some key words or dreams at the beginning when reflecting upon what their goals are in different areas of their lives, like personal, work, health, or hobbies. It can help, too, in breaking down big goals into smaller, more achievable steps along the way to focus on.

Tips for a Successful Vision Board Workshop

  1. Set a Positive Atmosphere: Before everyone arrives, create a comfortable and inspiring space with uplifting music and good lighting.
  2. Encourage Reflection: Begin with a short reflection or meditation to help participants connect with their inner aspirations.
  3. Provide Guidance: Offer a brief explanation of the purpose of a vision board and guide participants on how to set intentions.
    • A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and aspirations. It serves as a powerful tool to clarify your thoughts, reinforce your desires, and keep your intentions at the forefront of your mind. By compiling images, words, and affirmations that resonate with your vision, you create a tangible reminder of what you want to manifest in your life. The act of creating a vision board is not just artistic expression; it’s a focused and intentional process that can inspire positive change.
    • Encourage your friends to reflect on their core values and what truly matters to them. This forms the foundation for setting meaningful intentions. Have them identify specific, realistic, and measurable goals they want to achieve. Whether personal, professional, or relational, clarity is key. Ask them to imagine themselves achieving their goals. What does success look like? Visualization can enhance the intention-setting process.
  4. Time Management: Allocate enough time so no one has to rush. Allowing an entire afternoon or evening is best. I’d suggest a minimum of two hours, but more is even better.
  5. Celebrate and Share: Once everyone is done, encourage everyone to share their visions and goals, fostering a supportive and collaborative environment. Take it a step further by planning get-togethers throughout the year where you can each share how your vision board has helped and what steps you’ve taken to make your goals a reality. It’s a great way to not only keep each other accountable in working towards your goals, but also a great way to celebrate each other’s successes, even the smallest of steps, along the way.
  6. Hang in a Visible Location: After you get home, make sure you hang up your vision board in an area where you will see it everyday. Whether you start your day or end your day with your vision board doesn’t matter. I like to hang mine where I see mine a few times a day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be artistic to create a vision board?
A: Not at all! Vision boards are about self-expression. Focus on what resonates with you, and there’s no right or wrong way to create your board.

Q: Can I update my vision board if my goals change?
A: Yes! Your vision board is a dynamic representation of your goals. Feel free to add or modify it as your dreams evolve. You may even want to create a new one each year – a great excuse to get together for another afternoon of fun with your friends!

Q: Can I host a virtual vision board workshop?
A: Absolutely! If you’re like me and some of your friends are not close by, a virtual vision board workshop works, too. The only difference is that you’ll each have to have your own supplies handy. You can even create digital vision boards, if you want to. Many people create these and then use them as the desktop of their computer, so they see it each day they use their computer.

Q: Can I get supplies somewhere for relatively little cost?
A: That is one of the great reasons for sharing materials with your friends, but you may also be able to visit your local library and ask them for outdated issues of magazines they may be looking to get rid of. Do you know anyone who does scrapbooking or maybe used to? Ask them if they have any leftover supplies they may be willing to give you.

Remember that the power of your intentions is not confined to a particular season or milestone. While many people create vision boards or dream boards at the beginning of the year, the truth is, there is no wrong time to craft a vision board. Your dreams and aspirations deserve attention when inspiration strikes. Keep your vision board in a visible place, revisit it often, and let it be a constant reminder that the path to your dreams is a journey worth working towards.

If you’ve made a vision board, we’d love to see it! Tag us on social media to share your creations with us!

February 15, 2024

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