What do you want to accomplish in 2022?
As the new year begins, it is the perfect time to set resolutions and create a plan for 2022. While the classic method of writing your goals down is still a good option, you could (and should) also create a vision board. This is a self-made tool that will help you define and maintain focus on your goals.
Not sure where to start? Keep on reading, and let’s begin this journey together.
Why Should You Create a Vision Board?
If you’ve already set your goals for 2022 or you’re new to the concept of vision boards, you might be wondering why you should create one.
First of all, visualization is a very powerful tool for achieving your goals. By creating a vision board, you create a visual representation of what you want your life to look like. This way, you will have a constant reminder of what you want to achieve.
Secondly, the process of actually creating the vision board is also important, as it helps you think about your goals and figure out exactly what you want to change in your life.
Plus, regularly looking at the vision board will keep you inspired and motivated to work towards your resolutions. Our thoughts hold immense power, and the simple act of thinking about our goals can be an important step towards achieving them.
So, if you’re ready to get started, let’s take a look at some tips on how to create your vision board for 2022.
Make a List of Goals
Start by reflecting upon your goals and priorities and make a list of what you want to achieve this year if you haven’t already.
To set goals efficiently, there are some rules you might want to consider:
- Quality over quantity: One of the most common mistakes people make is setting too many goals. While there is no precise number of goals that you should focus on, having too many resolutions can leave you distracted. Therefore, how many goals you should set depends on how organized you are and how much time and energy it requires to achieve what you want.
- Set SMART goals: You’ve probably heard about SMART goals before. According to experts, your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
- Consider all areas of your life: How do you hope your life will look like one year from now? Think about all areas of your life, such as professional goals, hobbies, relationships, or daily habits.
For more tips on setting and keeping resolutions, check out this article.
Search for Pictures
Once you know what you want to achieve, it’s time to start looking for pictures that are relevant to your aspirations. This is the most fun part. Whether you want to create a traditional vision board and cut pictures from magazines or create a digital one using photos you can find online, it’s up to you. Both options are great and just as efficient.
When searching for pictures, make sure you choose the ones that inspire you, and that clearly reflect your aspirations. Also, don’t limit yourself to photos. You can also add motivational quotes or words that are representative of your goals.
Make a Collage
When you’re done looking for pictures, you can start working on the collage.
If you chose a traditional board, I recommend arranging the photos on the board and seeing how they look before taping them.
If you choose to create a digital vision board, there are many free online tools you can use. Some of the most popular ones are Pinterest and Canva. Use an existing template or create your own.
Most importantly, be creative during this process. There are no strict rules that you need to follow, so you should create a vision board that is visually appealing to you and that reflects your personality. Remember that you are doing this for yourself, so it doesn’t have to match anyone else’s preferences.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Changes
As the months go by, your goals might change. Just because you set a certain resolution at the beginning of the year doesn’t mean that you have to stick to it no matter what.
Therefore, if your priorities change or you simply want something else, it’s perfectly fine to update your vision board to match your new aspirations. Be flexible and allow your vision board to grow along with you.
I hope this article inspired you to start working on your vision board for 2022 and that it will help you to achieve all your goals this year. Don’t underestimate the power of visualization, and go back to your vision board whenever you feel lost or hopeless.
Have you created a vision board before? Share your experience in the comments below!