Goal setting and new years resolutions are often stressful. You feel like you have a deadline to fulfil your dreams. If they don’t come true, it makes you even more stressed. If you’re an anxious goals setter, vision board can provide the relief you’re looking for. It should make you happy and excited. Don’t think about it as a goal setting mechanism, you’re just visualizing your dreams and technically there’s no deadline.
Think big. Write it down. Add photographs, quotes, affirmations – whatever makes you inspired.
Take your time scrolling through pictures on Pinterest or any other website of your choice. Find that aesthetic picture of your dream vacation spot or a perfect apartment. Be wild.
Vision boards that you can put on your wall are super cute, but if you can also do it in your notebook, or even easier – online. Canva is perfect for that. It also has vision board templates ready.
How to set goals that you can actually reach?
I believe that part of manifestation is actually putting the work into making your dream come true. That’s also a big chunk of the fun. If the process of reaching your goal excites you, that’s how you know you’ll reach it.
And I think that’s where I failed setting my goals in the past. I wanted that perfect internship at a big company, but the idea of acquiring the skills that are needed for that kind of job and actually sending the applications would make want to take a blanket and roll myself into a sadness burrito. So now I’m setting my goals differently. I choose the goals that make me say hell yes when I think about the work that I need to put in in order to reach them.
That’s what I advice you as well. Set goals that provide you an enjoyable journey.
My 2021 Vision Board
I spent way too much time picking the perfect pictures that would be both pretty and somewhat describe my dreams. However, I focused on how the picture makes me feel rather than what it displays.
To describe it shortly:
I’d like to take blogging more seriously and grow my blog bigger, hence the first picture. I just thought it’s super cute and kind of reflects what blogging is like. Especially the coffee.
The second picture reflects my goal to become better at art. I just liked the vibe of that image.
I’m hoping to move to a new apartment next year. Not that the one I live in now isn’t cute and cosy, but I’d love to move to a bigger city and also have some more stability as I’ve been moving literally every year and it’d be nice to finally settle down for some time. Together with the apartment, I would like to have my own little art studio. I just love the idea of having a space dedicated to doing what I love.
Twenty-twenty didn’t give too much opportunities to travel (I mean none) so one of my dreams for 2021 is taking a vacation with my partner. The picture I chose is absolutely perfect as well. Brunch in bed in a nice hotel room – could there be anything better?
The last one is also dedicated to something 2020 made tough for me, which is healthy routines. I’d like to get back to waking up early, cooking healthy food, spend more time reading and going outside rather than making sofa my permanent home and binging Love Is Blind. Looking forward to second season though.
Loved the quote as well, so I added it in the middle.
I think this kind of digital vision board is perfect for phone or computer screen. I might as well do that.
Hopefully this post gave you some inspiration to make your own vision board and not being afraid of setting resolutions for the next year. You might as well do it after New Years.
Are you making a vision board this year? What’s going to be on it?