Ah…so the new year is here and of course this is the year you are going to make all those dreams a reality. First off, you most definitely can achieve all those things on your list. Don’t be afraid to think big and set goals that scare you.
I’m going to be sharing how to make a vision board that actually helps you achieve your goals in 2021. You’ll learn the best methods and thought processes to get you dreaming and doing big things this year. I have total faith in you girl, so it’s time you do the same.
What is a vision board?
If you weren’t already familiar with a vision board, it looks something like this. I compiled some awesome examples. A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and goals for the year. It helps keep us focused on what we want to achieve. Sometimes in order to make our dreams a reality we have to actually put them on paper and force ourselves to look at them every single day.
One great use of a vision board is to make it a background photo on your phone or computer. This way you will constantly be reminded that you are a badass and your dreams matter. It always helps me put my goals and dreams at the forefront of my mind and helps me make myself a priority.
1. What is your vision?
First things first, you need to take some time to decide what your goals and visions for this year actually are. A vision board means nothing if you aren’t compiling it of things that are important to you. Here are a few areas I would suggest setting goals and visions for:
I like to create separate vision boards for different areas of my life. I have a vision board that goes along with my blog and all the things I hope to see in 2021 for success. I also have a vision board for my life. My general vision board holds images of places I want to travel, how I want to do in my classes, and most importantly the kind of relationships I want to build with people this year.
2. Find Images
Once you have a short list of goals and dreams and have taken the time to really narrow down your vision for the year, it’s time to start finding images. Well, how do you make a vision board with stunning images? I’m glad you asked. The best place to look is pinterest. They always have aesthetically pleasing stuff on there.
Let’s say one of my goals for this year is to exercise 5 days a week or to spend more time outdoors. I might find an image like one of these.
Maybe my goal is to spend more time alone with friends? I might use images like this.
All of these images were found on pinterest by simply searching fitness photos or coffee with friend photos.
3. Find Inspiration
The thing about vision boards is they are meant to be more than just photos of your goals. They’re also supposed to be a place that visually pushes you to reach those goals. It’s like your own little cheerleader.
I personally love this part of vision boards the most. It’s where I get to search pinterest for inspiring quotes or motivational quotes. I also love finding bible verses as well. This is a time for you to choose something that speaks to you. Try to find quotes that will really keep you focused on what’s important and help you make those dreams a reality.
4. How to create your vision board?
There are a couple different ways you can go about actually making this vision board. First, you can make a physical copy by cutting photos and words out of magazines and gluing them on a poster board or cardstock.
I personally like the freedom of finding photos online so I don’t use that method. I do, however, like to have a physical copy of things, so I like to find photos, put them together in a collage and then print it out. You can also print photos out individually, cut them out and glue them to posters like above.
I create my vision boards on canva. This website is the bomb for all kinds of digital creations and it’s completely free! I pay for the pro version since I do a ton of graphic work for the blog, but you definitely do not need the pro version to make your vision board.
Simply choose a size you would like to start with and upload the images you saved to your computer. Put them on your document and arrange them in a way that feels right to you!
5. Make it visible
Now that you’ve created a vision board, it’s important to keep it close and in a place you’ll get to look at it often. One of the best ways to actually achieve your goals this year is to make sure you’re reminded of them daily.
I recommend hanging it on a bulletin board or wall in your dorm room, or maybe making a digital version the background on your laptop or phone. You know where it’s going to serve you most, just make sure it gets there.
6. Believe in yourself
This is probably the most important step of all. Your dreams are never going to come true if you don’t actually believe they will. Self-doubt is our worst enemy. The world is going to tell you you aren’t enough, sweet friend. They’re going to say you don’t have what it takes, you don’t have enough experience, you don’t look pretty enough, you aren’t thin enough, you aren’t smart enough, etc. but they’re wrong.
The only way you’re ever going to prove those people wrong is if you believe you can and you get out there and make it happen. God has put you here for a purpose that only you can make happen, so don’t let others stop you from reaching that potential. I believe in you. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a vision board with me in 2021. What are some things you’ll be adding to your 2021 vision board?