How to Create a Vision Book

How to Create a Vision Book

How to Create a Vision Book

I love a good vision board. They’re fun to create, use and I think they work. However, as a person with multiple side hustles and numerous careers, a board isn’t big enough for me to plan my year-long vision. So, instead, I create a vision book.

How do you create a vision book?

It’s very simple, it’s effectively a scrapbook of your hopes and dreams. I take magazines, newspapers, cards, and any other kind of paper and cut out words and images that mean something to me and my vision.

You can have specific pages for specific visions or you can do as I do and stick in whatever looks good. For me, I started with a square plain paged notebook from Paperchase. It cost me £6. It has plenty of room so I can have as many or as few pages as I like, and it’s cheap.

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Vision books don’t need to be expensive or pretty. But you do you. For me, I like to have a blank canvas and go with the flow. Other people I know are very aesthetic so may want to have a really beautiful notebook, with lines for writing or page dividers. It’s up to you.

How to use this book?

As I said, it’s up to you. For me, I like to create pages of things that inspire me. Or I like to look at them to remind me of my hopes and dreams. I have a page of cut own home decor from magazines to visualise owning my own home one day. Or at least renting a flat that is big enough for a cosy reading armchair and an awesome sound system.

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I have a page with cutouts showing women at the spa or relaxing, with the phrase ‘Therapy’ added to it. It reminds me to relax and take self-care days. For me, the perfect self-care day is a day at the spa. Me and my mum go about once every three months – yes we’re that bougie! – and it does us both the world of good.


I have an explore page with places I want to visit one day. There’s even a wedding page to visualise my sister’s wedding day where I am a bridesmaid.

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It can be as cheesy, simple, or huge as you like. Some people might like to throw in an image of an Academy Award or the Longlist for the Man Booker Prize. If they’re your dreams then do it!

For me, my vision book looks about 1-3 years ahead and mostly focuses on the things I know I want and can achieve. Like being a bridesmaid, moving into a bigger place, taking care of my mental health, and having a Christmas in London.

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You do you. Use your vision book to visualise exactly what it is you want from life in the next few years.

Love Ellie x

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