Around the new year, it seems like everyone is setting new goals and intentions for the year. You may also see people kick themselves for not “achieving” the goals they set for the year. I’m here to tell you that goal setting is okay if it is done intentionally. But before setting a goal, it is best to have a vision board so that you can visualize your dream life and then create goals for the year.
Vision boards are a tool to help us visualize what we want in the upcoming year. I know that it can be overwhelming when you google examples and they seem over-the-top creative – but they don’t have to be like that. All that really matters in a vision board is that what is on it inspires us to create our dream life.
Creating your Dream Life Starts with a Vision
How to Create a Vision Board
1. Audit Your Life As It Is
Grab a journal or piece of paper or even the notes app on your phone and brainstorm things in your life that you want to change. They can be little or big things.
Some things on my list that I want to change are: refining my morning and evening routine, having more nights eating at home, and getting in a healthy routine for my lifestyle.
Some things I like in my life right now that I want to continue are: slow mornings, an intentional day with Logan, and spending dinner with my family on the weekend.
2. Dream Big
On a new page brainstorm all of the things and routines you want in your life. They can be things you can implement now or things that happen in a few years. Don’t judge yourself as you are writing your dreams down. Write down every thought you have.
A few of my big dreams: owning my own business, updating my house, and starting a family.
3. Time to Create your Vision Board
Our vision board is a visual reminder of what kind of life you are working toward. When things seem mundane or like progress is slow, you can peek at your vision board and be reminded why the moment that you’re in right now matters. Fill your vision board with things that inspire you and remind you what you’re working toward!
Some years I do more of a general idea, other years I get specific on the types of things I’m striving for in different areas of my life. There truly is no wrong way to create a vision board.
Here is my 2021 and 2022 examples:
As you can see, both vision boards are different. In 2021 I did more of a general idea in different aspects of my life and used stock photos and quotes. In 2022 I wrote out specific goals in different aspects of my life but used more personal photos and included an overall word for the year.
4. Hang up your Vision Board
While creating it is one step, it is important to put it somewhere where you can see it. It will be a reminder every day of what you’re striving to achieve throughout the year. If you want to get even more specific you can create a vision board for every month to hang with it. Some people like to put their vision board as their desktop background or phone homescreen. I prefer to hang mine up where I see it daily to serve as a reminder of what I’m working towards.
5. Plan out your goals and dreams
This is how we take our thoughts and put them into action. You can read about my PEACEful Goal Setting Strategy here or sign up for a free workbook that walks you through the strategy. PEACEful Goal Setting is a strategy that allows you to go after your dreams without sacrificing your peace.
When you finish your vision board post it on your IG story and tag me in it! I’d love to see it!
Are you wanting more help with creating a vision board? My FREE Vison Board Creation Class will be going live on December 16th. Sign up below to be notified when the class goes live so you can snag a spot! I’ll walk you thorough my strategy in building a vision board for the year and we’ll create ours together!