Since 2017, I’ve kicked off each New Year with a game-changing tradition – creating a vision board on New Year’s Eve. This ritual has become my secret weapon, setting the tone for the upcoming year of my life. Let’s rewind to the beginning, in my first apartment, unhappy with my job and overall life. That year, I decided to make a vision board, and to my surprise, it worked like magic. Fast forward, and here I am, living in the exact apartment building I pasted on that board and working for the company whose logo graced it. Now, I want to share the ins and outs of my creation process because I know there are many of you who haven’t thought about your 2024 goals.
What Exactly is a Vision Board?
It’s more than a mood board; it’s a curated collection of images, quotes, and affirmations, strategically chosen to resonate with your goals for the upcoming year. Think of it as a visual GPS for your aspirations.
How does a Vision Board Work?
Now that we understand what a vision board is, let’s delve into the science behind its effectiveness. Studies have shown that visualizing success can activate the same areas in your brain as physically experiencing it. By visualizing your goals, taking actionable steps, and witnessing the power of focused intention, you set the stage for a year of growth and accomplishment.
Steps to Make Your Vision Board
- Setting Your Intentions for 2024. Before diving into creativity, take a moment to reflect on your goals. What do you want in your life? Who do you want to be? Explore areas like career, home, travel, relationships, and personal development. I personally start with prayer and meditation to ensure I’m in a state of clarity. You can use this Year In Review worksheet to reflect on this year and jumpstart your goal-setting process.
- Gathering Your Materials. Whether you’re a digital enthusiast or a hands-on creator, gather your tools – magazines, scissors, markers, and glue. Choose images and affirmations that speak to your 2024 vibe. Remember, it’s not just about things; choose pictures of yourself experiencing those goals.
- Curating Your Board. Without delay, assemble your board thematically for a cohesive representation of your aspirations. Be specific and detailed; let each element tell a part of your story. Consider writing a letter to your future self, attaching it to the board. You can print this sheet to plan or use as your vision board.
- To print these: Save the images to your computer. Open to print. Select the option to fill the page or print the full page.
- Placing Your 2024 Vision Board Strategically. Now that your vision board is a work of art, let’s strategically place it where it can work its magic. Find a prominent place for your completed vision board – a daily reminder that reinforces your commitment to your goals. I’ve stuck mine on my bedroom door and outside my closet for maximum impact.
Regular Reflection and Adjustment
Instead of scrolling through your phone in your bed, take some self-care time to look at your vision board and meditate on your vision again. Revisit your goals regularly; life is dynamic, and so are your aspirations. Reflect on your progress, celebrate your achievements, and adjust your vision board as needed. This step ensures your board stays aligned with your evolving dreams throughout the year.
Furthermore creating a 2024 vision board is your proactive step toward manifesting the life you desire. Use this tool into your routine to set the stage for a year of growth and accomplishment. I hope that these steps and sheets will help you with your 2024 goals and to visualize the life you desire. Best of luck and have a safe and Happy New Year!
To make it even easier for you to get started, I’ve included free printables for you to begin thinking about what you want to work on in the upcoming year.
Have questions or want to share your vision board journey? Drop them in the comments below! Additionally don’t forget to tag me @tanisha.cherry in your photos if you decide to share your vision board on social media.