The year is almost over and that means it’s Vision Board time! ✨ It’s a tradition I’ve been upholding for a few years now. And I’m always amazed by how many things actually came true and all the progress I’ve made.
But what is a Vision Board? A Vision or Dream Board is a mood board of pictures and quotes that reflect your goals and dreams for the future. These can be very specific goals or reflect how you want to feel in the new year. When you look at your board, you should feel inspired and motivated to create your dream life.
Why should you make one?
Creating a vision board is a great way to visualize your goals. Especially, if you put your vision board in a place you see it often. It’s a constant reminder of what you want your life to look and feel like. But don’t forget, you have to take action to make your goals come true.
How to create your 2022 Vision Board
1. Reflect on 2021 & brainstorm about your 2022 goals
Start off by reflecting on 2021. What goals did you achieve? What progress did you make? Are there goals you didn’t make any progress on at all? This will tell you a lot about your current goals and about the progress you’ve made throughout the year. We tend to only look at the end result and focus only on what we did and didn’t achieve. If you write down the progress you’ve made on each of your goals, you’ll be amazed by how far you’ve come! (Need some inspiration on end of the year self-reflection prompts? I’ve made four TikTok videos with journal prompts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4).
With this information in mind, you can start brainstorming your 2022 goals. The bigger, the better! These can be new goals, the same as last year, or a revamped version of a previous goal. Think about what you want and how you want to feel, and write everything down that comes to mind.
2. Write down your goals
Now, you can use your brainstorm session to write down specific goals. Specific doesn’t mean you can’t dream big and that you have to set realistic goals. You can still set very ambitious goals, just be specific about them. For example, instead of writing ‘I want to journal more’. Write down ‘I want to journal every morning’. Being specific makes it a lot easier to actually put in the work.
3. Find inspiring pictures and quotes
Okay, you’ve got a list of your goals and dreams. The next thing to do is to find inspiring pictures, quotes and words that reflect these goals. You can cut them out of magazines or look them up on Pinterest. Every image, word or sentence that inspires you can be used on your Vision Board. There are no rules, you can be super clear with your pictures or use more abstract images. It all depends on what makes you feel inspired and motivated.
4. Put your Vision Board together!
I prefer to make a digital Vision Board, but you can do it the old-school way too by using glue, scissors and a poster board. It all depends on what works best for you. I like to make a digital version, so I can save them and look back on them after a few years. Keeping all the poster board ones, takes up a bit too much space for me.
How I make my digital Vision Board:
- Go to canva.com and open an empty presentation (16:9) template.
- Add in your pictures and quotes.
- Download as PNG or JPEG.
- Save it as your desktop screensaver.
Put your Vision Board somewhere you’ll see it every day. I like to set them as my laptop screensaver, and I also print them out and put them somewhere I’ll see them first thing in the morning. This way I’m reminded of my goals everyday, and it inspires and motivates me to work on my goals.
Are you making a Vision Board this year?
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