With the middle of the month approaching, I have found that I need a better means of reminding myself of my new year goals than just a planner. You can check back at my goals for 2018 here. I was watching a Channon Rose vlog one day and she mentioned how each year she creates a vision notebook.
I knew about mood boards and influential boards but I had never heard of a vision notebook or vision board. So I looked deeper into it.
Elizabeth Rider describes a vision board as a means of visualizing what you want to feel and do and putting that energy out into the world, which is the definition of the Law of Attraction. That thought resonated with me so much that I wanted to create my own vision board.
When I researched the different methods of creating it, I found that you could do it the old-fashioned way (paper, and glue), or you could do it in Photoshop. I am currently paying a subscription for Photoshop, so I might as well utilize it as much as I can, right?
I also thought that if the Law of Attraction was as powerful as I had read then it would be a better idea to do a vision board each month.
What You Need
If you are creating a digital version of your vision board then you can print it out and hang it up, or you can put it as the back-drop on your phone or computer. I chose to do both. I put it as the wallpaper on my phone and hung it up on the wall in front of my desk at home.
To make it more secure than just taping it up on my wall, I went to the dollar store and bought an 8x10 frame. This way I can change the vision board out each month and write on the front with expo marker it I wanted to make extra notes.
How I Did It
To make this easy, this tutorial by Paige Lyon on Youtube is probably the quickest way you could do this project on Photoshop. I got my photos off of the best stock photography website ever, Unsplash.
They have so many high-resolution photos and many creative photographers. If you ever need any type of fully reusable photos for your work, I suggest you try it out.
You can also do this project on free alternatives to Photoshop like Picmonkey and Pixlr. Since my main goal for January is self-growth, I tried to add in as many quotes/inspirational words as I could and images of self-care
Honestly, this project was extremely relaxing and inspiring. I will try to do this at least once a month so that I can accomplish as many of my goals as possible.
You can also use this as a mood board. It is a great way of putting together a cohesive inspiration before diving into a creative project.
What I Put In It
Since my goal for January was to put more effort into self-growth, I tried to include as many visuals as I could that would embody my idea of self-growth for the month.
I tried to include some inspirational words about failure, self-motivation, and inspiring others.
The photos I included were about yoga (I want to learn more, and incorporate it more into my daily routine as a means of natural healing and fitness), friendship (one of my goals for the year was to make more close friendships), and vegetables/paleo meals (I am actively trying to eat healthier every day).
I also wanted to include a photo that depicted self-care. Self-care is immensely important, not just in self-growth but also when you are trying to deal with anxiety and depression on a daily basis.
The more you invest time and attention into yourself, the more you can love yourself and build up a defense against the negative thinking that anxiety and depression cause.
I suggest you try the digital version of a vision board at least once this year, you won’t be disappointed.
What would you put on your vision board for 2018? Leave a comment below!