How would you like to attract everything you want and live the life of your dreams?
Online Dream Boards for the Win!
One thing I have been doing over the last few months was choosing my word for this year. In 2020 my word was BELIEVE. I narrowed my word for 2021 to CONQUER. There are some areas I really want to conquer like video (being ON video mostly the tech side of things and editing video). Another thing I want to conquer is my fitness/health. I’ll go into this more another time.
I made an online ‘dream board’ in 2020 and put it on all of my computers as my desktop image so I see it front and center. Every day I look at the word I chose and it makes me think about my goals and dreams for this year and beyond. Very empowering. It’s important to be very clear of your desires.
If you haven’t seen my friend Angie’s video of her 2021 vision board workshop, check it out. I love how she really nails down her dreams.
I made my original vision board in Canva. But I recently just rejoined Picmonkey and will do them there from now on since it seems much easier. I organize all my online dream board photos in a similar way to Angie in the video I linked to above.
Here’s my vision board from last year. I have removed a few things from it (like the Peloton bike because I’m no longer interested) or I have accomplished the goal.
I’m now calling it an online dream board and working on a new one for this year as I write this post. I have some lofty goals over the next few years so I’m adding a lot and it’s taking time to design it.
Here’s an affirmation for you to use when it comes to goals.
I am driven by my goals.
I set goals for myself so I can stay focused and driven on my life-long journey to success. Positive goals surround me in every aspect of my life. Whether it is my continuing education, spirituality, business, or finances, my well-crafted goals push me further than ever before.
Goals are essential to me because they offer me a sense of achievement. When I set a specific goal and complete it, I feel purpose. Setting a specific time period to complete my goals allows me to work at them over time as I build momentum. Once I complete a goal I feel a great sense of accomplishment.
Setting and completing goals propels me forward. My goals allow me to accomplish more in life. Once I set one goal and meet it, the feeling I get pushes me forward in my entire life. In doing so, I gain the power of passion and motivation which gives me the confidence to accomplish anything I set my mind to.
My goals and dreams give me a meaningful purpose, which inspires and motivates me. This motivation helps me enhance my weaknesses and strengthen my strengths. And in completing each goal, big or small, I feel a sense of pride and happiness that uplifts me.
Here are some Self-Reflection questions for you to answer:
- What goals/dreams do I currently have in my life?
- How do my goals/dreams motivate me?
- How do I feel when I complete a goal?
If you have a planner addiction like me and you end up with unused empty planners every year, use one for positive affirmations. After I do my morning devotion, I go right into writing in this planner that I use as my journal. I keep it simple. Plus a bright and cheerful planner helps!
Every day I write something like this:
My bank account is always growing. I attract amazing opportunities. We work a successful business from our lake house and relax in our hot tub and sauna. I will conquer video this year.
The things I write in there may not have happened yet but I’m writing it as if it has. If you write out how you see yourself in the future it’s more likely to happen.
So back to the dream board. I use Pinterest and other websites to find photos of everything I brainstormed for my dream board. Once I make my list (see below), I then set up a secret/private Pinterest board titled Dream Board 2021.
Then I search for a variety of items that go with my list and pin those to the secret board. Once I have done that I download the photos and put in a folder I named Vision Board. This year I have separated them into topics like Angie mentioned in her video above.
Here are some of the items on my dream board list:
Lake house, hot tub, truck to tow travel trailer, inspire others, new flooring throughout house, remodel kitchen, my bathroom and laundry room, RV travel, family Disney trip, my 2021 word CONQUER, learn video editing, fitness – rebounder, spinning, boxing, Beachbody workouts, fly 1st class, read 6 books this year, learn how to apply eye makeup, start skincare routine and more.
Those are just a few goals and dreams I have. They are not all to be accomplished this year but into the future as well. The more I look at my dream board, the more these dreams are in the forefront of my mind so that I can work harder to accomplish all the goals I set for myself. It’s important to make it very specific. Don’t you agree?
You can also put the image of your online dream boards on a digital photo frame and place it somewhere you’ll see it daily. I can’t locate ours so I might have to buy a new one. I like this digital photo frame and put it in my wish list.
I completed my 2021 dream board. You can see it above. Have you started yours? Feel free to share in the comments and link to yours. We would love to see them and help cheer you on. Here’s to an amazing and successful new year.
Please save this post on Pinterest! And tag me on Instagram or Facebook @hergrandlife with your dream board.
Thanks so much for this post! I literally love it. Living life without goals and visions are simply waste of time. I’ve always wanted to focus more on making and editing videos in 2021, because it’s kind of hard for me. I’m so inspired by your post to take my goals to the next level!
Yay Licy! So glad you were inspired by it. I hear you when it comes to video. Let’s do this! We’ve got this.
I’m so loving this post! I chose a word of the year. Mine was focus. Focus on things I can control, on the things I can achieve, as us high achievers overcommit and focus is so important. I really like conquer, such a powerful word. I created a physical vision board this year, which I’v never done before and it was so much fun. I did one for my business and will use these digital ideas for the one I want to do for health and family.
Thank you Therese! Love your word for the year. Awesome you did a physical vision board. Hope you enjoy doing the digital one. I’m still working on it. I have big goals lol
This is an amazing idea! I love having my goals written down but could never get behind having a list of them taped up where others could see. This seems way more private while also not hiding it because the images would mean something to me! Definitely saving this post so I can work on this later in the week!
I like the more private aspect too but if I keep my goals out in the open then hubby sees the goals too. That helps! I’m glad this post helped. Thank you!
I´m an addict planner; you have excellent ideas to put into practice. Thank you for sharing.
Same here! And thank you.
Thanks for sharing your dream board with us. I made a short little video for my husband and I that helps us keep our goals and dreams front and center. Sometimes we get so busy with our day-to-day work that it’s easy to lose focus.
You’re welcome! And I agree it’s easy to lose focus. Your video sounds interesting.
Whitney Woodley says
Oh I love this!!!!! I want to do something like this NOW! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome. I think it’s awesome and I look at my dream board before the start of every day as it’s front and center on all computers.
Speech Mama says
I LOVE this! I have never created a dream board, though I set personal and professional goals each year. I will definitely be working on my dream board this week. Thank you for the inspiration!
Glad you liked this. I’m so glad it inspired you to start your own dream board.
Oh I LOVE this post! Dream board love it! I also love that you write down something everyday. I need to work on that…bad at consistency?
Thanks Pam! So glad you loved it. I have been doing that daily writing for a while now and it’s such a great way to start my day after my devotion. And yep consistency was a struggle until I just kept pushing through and doing it. You’ve got this.
I’m looking forward to creating an online dream board for 2022! I’ve got some big goals in mind!
Yay Carolyn! I’m so excited for you. I get inspired hearing about others goals.
I use to make dream/vision board, but fell off with them. Reading this blog post has inspired me to make one again!
April, I’m so glad it has inspired you to make one again. If you share it publicly be sure to tag me/email me/comment here with your link. I would love to see it.
I have been contemplating putting together a vision/dream board for myself for a while now and I think after reading your post I am inspired to do it finally! I love the idea of picking a word for the year. I think I will choose one, then try to find a bunch of inspirational quotes containing that word and place them in areas where I will see them often.
Yay Stephanie! So glad you’ll put one together. I love doing the digital dream board. That with the word of the year really helps me start my days right. Love that idea to place quotes around where you’ll see them often. Great idea.