Mood Boards

Jennifer Bonn
3 min readMay 22

Many people have heard of vision boards which are a way to manifest our goals visually. You can pick pictures of what you hope to have in your life and imagine it coming true. There are many stories of people who claim to have received what was on the board.

A mood board aims to boost your mood and remind you of all the great things in your life. It’s a feel-good board to boost your mood and motivation. A mood board can be pictures of accomplishments to remind you how amazing you are, it can be something that inspires you, something you aspire to be or have, or something that reminds you of a great memory. Here are a few examples that anyone could use to make a mood board.

You can put up pictures with bursts of color. These could be flowers or other photos with beautiful shades. I know color can always boost my mood.

Find photos of your favorite pets. We recently lost a pet we had had for fourteen years and having photos of him around makes me smile.

Put up photos of the people you love. Being surrounded by pictures of friends and family is always a mood booster.

Post evidence of accomplishments, you have had. On those days you feel you can’t do anything right those photos will remind you that you can.

Add thank you notes or words of affirmation you have been given. If I am feeling down I look at them to feel the love.

Use words of inspiration or an article that has touched you or made you smile.

Let me tell you about my mood boards. Notice I used the plural because I have several in my house because your mood influences everything you do. My office is actually one huge mood space. I want to look up and smile and be surrounded by things that make me happy. Here are a few specific things on the boards.

I have a picture of two of my favorite students who went to Paris with me holding my most recent book. It makes me happy to know I have their support.

There is a photo of me running the New Orleans marathon.

I have the patch showing that I was the karate champion for kumite(fighting) in 2011.

On my desk is a picture of myself and my brother-in-law at my wedding reception with my mom and dad looking at me behind me. When I found this photo I was missing them even more than usual and it made me feel as if they were telling me they were near me.

I also have a photo of a trail where I ran a fall marathon. It stretches on forever with beautiful colors and no people.

I hope I have given you some ideas to start your mood board. Have fun!!

Jennifer Bonn

My specialties are education, running, parenting, and self-help. My book 101 Tips to Lighten Your Burden can be found on Amazon. My