If you have big goals for 2020, creating a vision board could be the first step towards achieving them, writes Sarah Barr.

I love vision boards, for me they’re an opportunity to think about what you would like in your life, big or small. They are one of the best visualisation tools.

A vision board gives you:
• Clarity
• Focus
• Motivation
• Hope

Overall it helps you to prioritise your goals, dreams or intentions.

I have listed below some tips if you would like to create your own vision board, as we enter into a new year and a new decade.

• Research

Find examples of vision boards from google or pinterest.
These are incredibly useful and inspirational.

• Gather materials for your vision board.

Find pictures or images that represent or symbolise the experiences, feelings, and possessions you want to attract into your life. You can collect these from photographs, magazines, the Internet.

Use a large piece of cardboard (from a cardboardbox). Then glue or tape your pictures to the cardboard. Make it as bright and creative as you want.
I usually divide my board up into squares and put a different goal in each square.

• Create your vision board.

You can use your vision board to focus on goals and dreams in all areas of your life, or in just one area.

Give yourself a couple of hours one evening or weekend to make your board.

I recommend you create your vision board on your own, in your own time, as it is private.

If you’d like to move to a home by the sea, a picture of the sea will be enough to inspire you. Or if you’d like to meet someone find a picture that represents love to you, like an image of two people holding hands.

• Find a space for your vision board.

To get the full benefit from your vision board, it’s important for you to place it somewhere you can see it every day, but stil private. Such as your bedroom.

Take a minute to look over your vision board at least once a day.

Take Care ~ Sarah.