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How to Create a Vision Board

In the blog Live your Dreams . I talked about vision boards.

In this blog, I will be going into more detail and teach you how to make a vision board of your own.

Ok so what is a vision board / dream board?

The dictionary defines a vision board as, 

vision board


  1. a collage of images and words representing a person’s wishes or goals, intended to serve as inspiration or motivation.” on her vision board she put a log cabin, a sailboat, a red car, and a man and woman dancing on a white carpet”

Creating your vision board / dream board. 

Step 1 – In a notebook write down 3 goals that you want to achieve for the following categories:

Intimate relationships

Health and fitness 




This list is not exclusive and in no particular order. Feel free to add, subtract or amend as and how you wish.

Step 2 – For each of your goals find a picture or symbol that represents and inspires the goal. This can be from old or new magazines or using google.

Step 3 – Print off / cut out all the pictures.

Step 4 – Write out your favourite and most powerful motivation quotes, affirmations, and sayings.

Step 5 – Start to arrange them on a large piece of card or something similar. Make sure not to clutter it purely because you don’t want clutter in your life.

Step 6 – Glue / stick them down onto your piece of board.

Step 7 – Place the dream/vision board where you will see it daily and for a few minutes each day look at your images and imagine exactly how you will feel having achieved the goal.

I first started using a vision board in 2011 my first one was simply printed pictures from Google that I blue tacked onto my mirror in the gym.

My second board, I had professionally designed and produced. This was a £250 investment in total and money well spent.

My vision board

Over 90% of this board has been achieved. Soon it will be time for me to create a new one.

If you need further advice on designing a vision board, Design Wizard have put together a detailed guide on ‘How To Create An Inspiring Vision Board‘.

In the next blog I am going to teach you a mindset technique called anchoring. It comes from NLP and is a great way to get the Reticular Activation System revved up 

Until next time, “Strength for Life”


Davie McConnachie

Davie McConnachie is Scotland’s leading health and wellness coach, multi-award-winning gym owner, motivational speaker and the founder of DMC Fitness, a fitness education facility known as the premier choice for 1-2-1 personal training. He has inspired thousands of people to fall in love with fitness – his true purpose and mission in life.

Diving into the world of fitness and wellness has helped Davie to deal with his own trauma and inner demons. He, overcame many dark times using his own unique methods to continue his cycle of healing.