How to create your 2021 vision board

Ever since watching Amber Scholl’s video on her 2018 vision board, I’ve been creating one for myself each year. It’s the perfect tool to visualize your goals and dreams. So, instead of writing down your New Year’s resolutions this year, try something new and take an afternoon to create your dream life.

What is a vision board?

A Vision Board is a visualization of what you want your life to look like. This can be how to you want to feel or things that you want to achieve. This will then help you make these goals come true, because you can actually see what your life would look like if you achieved them.

The one and only rule is that there are no rules. This board is personal and all bout you. It’s your dream life after all. You decide how you want to visualize that.

How do you create a vision board that works?

1. Brainstorm

Think about what you want your life to look like. What are your goals life-, health- or career wise? Write them all down. You can be as specific as you want, but you can also add more abstract things. It just depends on what your vision is.

2. Find the right pictures

Now you know what you want your life to look like and what goals you have. You need pictures that motivate and inspire you so you’ll actually want to achieve them. These can be as specific, or as abstract as you want. Remember there are no rules.

I use Pinterest to find all my pictures and put them on a specific board, so I have all the pictures in one place and see if they fit together. I also like to start off with a quote, which reflects the mood for that year.

Tip: put ‘aesthetic’ behind your search words, and you’ll find gorgeous pictures that really display the feeling you are looking for.

3. Create a collage

If you’ve found all your pictures, it’s time to start putting it together into a collage. You can choose whether you do this on paper on online. I prefer to make mine on Canva, so I can use them as my laptop background or phone screensaver. This way I always have it with me. It’s also totally up to you whether you want to make one big board or a few smaller ones. I used to make one vision board, but this year I made one for each category of goals.

How to create a vision board - my 2021 dream board
Part of my 2021 Vision Board – images from Pinterest

4. Bring your vision board to life

Put your  board somewhere you see it often. On a wall you walk by a few times a day or save it as your laptop and phone screen, so you see it every time you open your devices. This will keep you focused on your goals. Just creating your vision board, isn’t enough. You have to act on it. The things you want, won’t just happen because you put them on your board. You have to take action and work toward your dreams.

What if your goals change during the year? Don’t worry, your vision board is a living thing. You can add, remove or adjust things along the way.

Are you creating a vision board this year?

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How to create your 2021 Vision Board - My Vision Board created with inspirational pictures from Pinterest

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