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I can’t believe it’s 2021! I know 2020 didn’t go like anyone planned, but that just means we have got to do our best to make next year better to make up for it! So, if you’re ready to kick some serious a*s like I am next year, let’s start by making goals on our 2021 vision board!
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WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A VISION BOARD
-MANIFESTATION AND LAW OF ATTRACTION
I believe a lot in the law of attraction and manifestation. Now if you’re thinking this is just a bunch of silly magic stuff, it’s not. There is a lot of hard work that goes into making a vision board actually come true. But bare with me for a second.
I believe that whatever you put into the universe you get out. And that is what the law of attraction is about. It’s about trusting in the process, knowing that you are exactly where you need to be right at this moment, and telling the universe exactly what you want from it.
I know it sounds crazy, and for a while, I didn’t believe it myself. But I heard so many bloggers talking about manifesting and the law of attraction, that I decided to try it for myself. And I love it!
If you’re interested in manifesting, check out this planner I created to help you get started! It serves as a normal planner, but also has pages to help you practice affirmations and gratitude! Check it out here.
-A VISION BOARD HELPS YOU VISUALIZE YOUR GOALS
Now, if you aren’t into the law of attraction and manifesting, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a vision board. There are many great reasons to have one.
It’s basically just a constant visual reminder of your goals. Some people like to write goals down, and I believe you should do that as well, but there is something about having a picture of your goals up on your wall, that you’ll see all the time that just feels different.
Now let’s get into how I create my vision board. And really there is no right or wrong way, so I’ll give a few variations for you to try out yourself!
1. VISION BOARD MATERIALS
There are a few different ways you can create your vision board.
- Foam board
- Poster board
- Digital board
If a physical board isn’t your style, you could create one on your computer in a Pinterest board or something. This really isn’t what I’d recommend since the point of a vision board is to see it all the time and not tuck it away on your computer, but its up to you.
- Your vision board photos
- Glue or tape
2. WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS
The next step to your vision board is writing out your goals. We’ll be finding pictures next to match these goals. So, before you get distracted by pretty Pinterest pictures and designing your board, you need to know what pictures you’re looking for.
Write down a list of your goals first. And think about what pictures you’d use to represent those goals. These can be goals in your business, goals in your life, anything can go on a vision board. I even add photos of people who I want to be more like and inspire me in my business.
So write out some big goals that you want to accomplish in the next year.
I make my vision board for what I’d generally like to accomplish in one year. Because next year, I’ll be making another vision board. You can make your goals and your vision board last as long as you want, but I tend to break down my bigger goals into my one-year goals for this vision board.
3. FINDING THE PICTURES
Now it’s time to find the photos you want to represent each goal you have. And make sure to take your time on this step. Really think about what you want each photo to represent. Because this is what you’ll be looking at to think about your goals for the next year. So you wanna make it good.
I even photoshopped a few of my photos to help represent better what I wanted. For example one of my goals was to save $20,000 for a house. So, I found this photo and photo-shopped $20,000 onto it.
I just did this in Canva super easily.
I tried to keep as little wording on my board as possible, just a few words for a few photos. Because the point of the board isn’t to slap an entire essay on it, you’re supposed to look at it and let your brain visualize what you intended for each photo to represent.
4. CUT THE PHOTOS OUT
This step is easy, you just print the photos and cut them out!
5. LAY YOUR PHOTOS OUT ONTO YOUR VISION BOARD
Make sure you layout your photos onto your vision board before gluing or taping them down because you want to make sure each photo fits and you like where it is.
You can organize your board to have one section for people that inspire you, one for business goals, and one for personal goals if you want.
However you do it, just lay your photos out until you are happy.
6. GLUE THE PHOTOS DOWN ONTO YOUR VISION BOARD
Now it’s time to lock it in place! Tape or glue your photos down however you want.
7. HANG AND VISUALIZE
Now you want to hang your vision board where you’re going to see it often. Mine hangs behind me in my office.
But not only that, you want to actually use your vision board. Actually, look at it from time to time and visualize what would happen after you achieved those things on your board.
For example, I have a photo of this front room I really like.
I didn’t choose a random million dollar house that I’m not going to be able to afford this year. I actually went onto Zillow and found a house in my price range in my area that I liked.
I printed out my favorite room from the house because that’s is the asthenic I’d like for my house. And I will visualize how it feels to get the keys to that house, the house-hunting process, how the rest of the house will look, and things like that.
8. PUT IN THE WORK THIS YEAR
This is the most important step. You have to actually put in the work to make your vision board come true. The house you want is not going to buy itself. Just because it is on your vision board and you tell the universe you’d like a new house, the keys are not just going to fall into your lap.
It’s time to hustle and put in the work to make your dreams come true. The universe will not do that for you.
I do believe in the law of attraction and visualizing what you want in life, but that is the tool to get you pumped up enough and driven enough to put in the work to make that dream a reality. The law of attraction is not going to hand you a new job. You gotta work for it!
Now go out there and make your 2021 vision board a reality!