If you’re like me, you may want to manifest more self love, self awareness, or simply self care into your life in the new year. 2020 has been more difficult and discouraging than most years we’ve experienced, and I don’t know about you, but I definitely did not expect the year to turn out the way it did.
I think we could all use a little more self love in 2021, so let’s talk about how to make it happen with a vision board!
Vision boards can be an amazing tool for manifesting great things into your life! And what better time to try creating one than the beginning of a new year that’s full of opportunity and room for growth?!
Vision Board Basics
Before we get into how to create a self love vision board for the new year, let’s talk about what a vision board is, ways to use it, and how to find some amazing inspo online!
Vision boards are tools we can use to manifest the life we want to have.
The whole idea behind it is that you’re going to look at it everyday (for best results – multiple times a day), think on it, envision your life as if your vision board was your reality, and in turn, end up having all the things you desire (which were already shown on your vision board).
Need a little more info and inspo? Look no further than…
Obviously I love Pinterest (it’s kind of part of the blogger’s handbook) – and it’s truly one of the best ways to find inspiration for your vision board!
And… you can even make your whole board on Pinterest! We’ll get into this further in the post.
Make sure to check out our board called A Beautiful New Year to see some of our favorite pins about vision boards, manifesting, and self love for the new year.
Start searching for things like vision board ideas, self love quotes, self care tips, and anything else you’d want to add to your board!
Getting started with your self love vision board
For starters, figure out what manifesting more self love into your life means to you.
Does it mean…
- Changing your mindset about yourself?
- Taking better care of your mental health?
- Allowing more time for self care?
Once you figure that out, be very specific for how you want to add more self love into your life.
Some things that are great to add to your self love vision board are…
- Pictures of someone doing yoga if you want to take better care of your physical/mental health through meditation or yoga practices
- Photos of different self care practices you want to do for yourself this year (spending time outside with nature, developing a new skincare routine, eating foods that make your body feel good – whatever self care means to you!)
- Phrases that speak to you and make you want to prioritize yourself, like “self love will make me a better version of myself” or “self love allows me to love others better”
Once you figure out the kinds of things you want for your self love journey this year, you can begin the fun part – actually creating your vision board!
How to create your self love vision board
There are three main types of vision boards I want to mention in this blog post. I have found that these are the easiest ways to create your perfect board and make your goals for this new chapter of your life happen. There are options for everyone here, so choose whatever best fits your lifestyle and what you’ll see most often.
Pinterest Vision Board
The easiest way to create your self love vision board is to do it on Pinterest! This is perfect if you want a no-cost option, or if you aren’t the craftiest! Which – face it – not all of us are! This is also great if you’re a total digital junkie, meaning your phone is basically your sidekick.
All you have to do is create a new Pinterest board, title it what you like – mine is just called Self Love Vision Board, and start pinning things to your board.
Now, use your ideas from earlier to start working on your board! Make sure you are specific and picky about what you put on this board – you want to easily be able to visualize everything you add to your board.
Once you’re done, you can screenshot your Pinterest board, and set it as your home screen on your phone (or somewhere else that you’ll see it every day)! You can also print out a screenshot or simply view your board on the Pinterest app at least once a day.
Remember the most effective vision boards are those that we will see multiple times a day!
Digital Graphic Vision Board
Are you artsy? Do you enjoy creating digital artwork? Chances are if you do, you’re familiar with a graphic design program like Illustrator, Photoshop, or the online program Canva! If this sounds like you, creating a digital graphic vision board is perfect!
Start by collecting graphics, pictures, and phrases that you want to include on your board. Then, begin pasting them on to a blank canvas on your favorite design program and laying them out as you please – this is where you can get creative and design the board to match your unique aesthetic if you want!
Once you’re done, you can set this as your desktop background on your computer or print it out or both!
If you’re more into the classic scrapbook-friendly approach, this next option will be perfect for you!
Physical Vision Board
Although it may be more time consuming, making a physical vision board is a classic option for truly manifesting what you want out of a new year of life.
Grab some supplies from your favorite craft store like a poster board (or for an easy edit option – get a cork board), pretty paper, markers/pens, etc!
For your vision board items, you can use printed pictures, magazine pages, printed text, and your own drawings and artwork!
You basically do this the same way you’d create your Pinterest board or digital artwork board, but you can customize the look and feel of it a little bit more.
Make sure you choose powerful, meaningful phrases and pictures to add to your vision board. Each image and phrase needs to evoke emotion in you that makes you want to create your ideal life through self love and crush your goals for this year.
Are you going to be creating a vision board for 2020? What type of board are you going to make? Be sure to share it with us on Instagram @selflovescript if you do!