Every year, as I wait for the clock to strike midnight, one of my favorite things to do is reflect on what I want the year ahead to be like, plan, and manifest. Usually that begins with creating a vision board and setting up my journal and planner for the year. In the past, I’ve worked on a vision board by spending hours cutting images, words and letters from magazines and then pasting them in the front pages of my journal or planner. I’m not one of those people who likes to display my vision board somewhere in my room or home because I don’t like others looking at it. For me, it’s a personal thing.
Since last year, I started to make my vision board digitally. If this is something that interests you, you can easily make one using Canva, or any other similar digital app. When I make mine, I set the size to 1920 x 1080 pixels or 19.999 x 11.249 inches. Then I set a background and search for photos and set them like a collage. I cut (or search depending on your medium) out images that represent various aspects of my life and things I want to do more of and goals I want to reach. For instance, images that represent vacations I want to take (and this time I made sure to put “vacation” and not “trip” because in the past I’ve taken many trips for work but almost no vacations). I also search for words that deal with my hobbies, relationships, family, work, goals, wellness aspirations, etc.
Once my vision board is complete, I start writing in journal. Now that my vision board is being done digitally, once I finish it I set it as my computer desktop. This is an easy way to make sure my goals and aspirations are front and center and, in a spot, where I’ll see them every day.