We’re so excited today to welcome guest blogger and fellow purpose-inspirer Leslie from Peaches and Willow! Thank you Leslie for this amazing piece on boosting our lives through heartfelt visuals.
Hello Lovelies. Thank you all for allowing me to come over and share some inspiration with you. I met Kirstie through one of our blogging groups when she, so kindly, offered to guest post on my blog. Long story short, we hit it off and she asked me to guest post on here and I couldn’t be more honored or excited.
If you don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Leslie and I blog at Peaches and Willow. I married my best friend of 13 years in 2015 on the beach. I’m also a mom of a teenage boy and a fur baby; a Mastiff/German Shepherd puppy named Willow. We’re from Georgia; I’m a Peach and Willow is my main side kick when the boys are gone all day so that’s how Peaches and Willow was inspired. I have a huge passion for supporting small shops and building each other up because I truly believe that there’s enough room for all of us to succeed. I feel like my life goal is to inspire others.
Another passion of mine are vision boards. To me, vision boards are such a game changer because i’m a visual person so seeing my dreams, my goals, my plans come to life in pictures gives me such a sense of excitement. They’re also therapeutic for me because I can get things out of my head and on to a canvas that I can look at time and time again. So I thought i’d bring my passions of inspiring others and vision boards together for a fun guide to creating your own inspiration vision board.
How To Create An Inspiration Vision Board
1. Get Inspired
I’m sure this seems pretty obvious but truth is sometimes inspiration can be hard to come by so sit down and write out a list of things that inspire you. Scroll through Pinterest, take a walk outside, go to your favorite store and find things that inspire you, then write them down in a pretty journal.
2. Visual Representation
This is where things get really fun because now you get to take your list of all the things that inspire you and put them into pictures. You can snap some of your own or save ones you like from Pinterest, Google, etc.
Have fun with this part because this is where you’ll keep coming to when you need inspiration so make the pictures pretty and a true reflection of what you want them to represent. There’s no wrong way to do this, just have fun with it and follow your heart.
3. Learning How To Use Your Board
For some people just making the board is enough but the purpose of the board is for it to inspire you so just remember to pull it out and look at it every once in a while. I like to set a reminder in my phone at the beginning of every month to look at my board. Of course, it’s always a good idea to look at it when you’re sad or un-inspired.
4. Make It Part Of Your Everyday
As a blogger, it’s easy to let a post slip away into the archives of my blog so this part is especially important to me. I like to keep my vision boards easily accessible by taking a picture of it and using it as the background on my phone. You could also print the pictures out and put them in a cute basket on your coffee table or cut them out and use them in your day planner. You could even tape them to the bathroom mirror or hang them on the side of the refrigerator. Anything to keep them visible so you stay inspired.
Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this post and I truly hope you take the time to make your own Inspiration Vision Board. I promise, this will be such a fun project and you’ll love the happiness it brings to put together such a fun board that you’ll find yourself dreaming of other things to make vision boards on.
Thank you all so much for spending some time with me today and thank you Kirstie for having me guest post. I hope this was as much fun for each of you as it was for me. Have a lovely day!