In 2020, I jumped aboard the manifesting bandwagon. Life was at a rough point early in the year, and it couldn’t hurt. In fact, it worked from the first time I took a deep breath and spoke to myself in a positive way about accepting money into my life. Despite the pandemic, political climate, and overall shitshow of a year, 2020 was great in so many ways–in part, I believe, because I opened myself up to the good things.
Manifesting is now a part of my life going forward, and I intend to practice it frequently and in more depth in 2021. Starting off the journey right, I reveal to you my 2021 vision board.
A little about vision boards
You can make a vision board any time for anything, but the start of the new year is one of the prime times to do it. There’s a huge amount of motivation and goals swimming around in late December and early January. A vision board is a great place to lay them out.
Vision boards are a little bit of goal setting, manifesting, vision setting, dreaming, wishing, organization, and probably woo wrapped into one. And they can mean different things to different people.
Most basically, they’re a visual representation of goals meant to remind and inspire.
What I put on my vision board
There’s a mix of personal, family, and business on my board. It’s everything I envision for my year ahead.
Abundance. It’s my word of the year for my business and self.
Health. When I put everything into my business last year, my health took a hit. 2021 will include taking steps to take care of me–lose some weight, get in better shape, and feel better.
Family. I made a promise to my husband and myself to make family more of a priority this year, so you can see the little family spending time taking a nice walk together. I want so very much for my 2-year-old to finally be able to spend time with other kids. There are also a couple couple-y pics because I want to spend more one-on-one time with my hubby.
Home. My husband graduated from college a few weeks ago and is now an engineer. (So proud of him!) This means we’ll likely be moving to wherever he lands a job, hence the pic of the super nice house with a great porch.
Work. A big business goal of mine this year is to build this blog and really dig into this new direction my business is taking. And I’m very excited about it 🙂
How I made my vision board
I made my vision board in Canva. It’s a place for us non-graphic designers to easily make amazing graphics for absolutely everything from social media and websites, to brochures and resumes. (I’m not being paid to say any of this–I seriously love it.)
I simply searched Canva for a vision board template and chose the first one. I added an extra space in the template because I needed room for one more photo. Then I filled it in with photos that inspired me that are symbolic of my goals and vision for 2021. Easy peasy.
How to make a 2021 vision board of your own
The first step is to take a few minutes to yourself. Think about 2020. What happened? What did you learn? What went well? What didn’t? What changes can you make this year? Feel free to journal about it, make notes, or just think.
Then think about how you want 2021 to look for you. What can you do better in 2021? What do you want to do better in 2021? How do you want to feel? How do you want others to feel? What steps do you need to take to get to where you want to be? What do want to learn, do, make, etc?
There are also many ways to actually make your vision board. I use Canva every single day, so I have the pro version. There is a free version with limited use of photos and templates. If you don’t find what you need there, you can use Pinterest, Google images, your own photos, magazines, and poster board, etc.
The new year is virtually limitless in terms of what it can hold for you, so anything goes. Absolutely anything you want and can work toward. There are no wrong answers, only possibilities.
Here’s to 2021!