5 Categories You Should Have on Your Vision Board This Year

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“I think goals should never be easy. They should force you to work, even If they are uncomfortable at the time.”



Anytime of year is a good time to create a vision board but we feel especially fresh and inspired to do it at the beginning of the new year! Visualization is known to be effective by training your brain, therefore changing your actions! But where to start? Here are a few key steps when creating your vision board:


  1. Self reflect and decide what your short and long term goals are. 
  2. Gather what you need to create
  3. Decide how you want to structure your board


The structure of your board may also be broken down into categories. So what should you include on your board? Here are five categories you should have on your vision board:


  1. Relationships


Relationships have such an impact on our lives that they should be a priority for our board. Friends, family, spouse, children–whatever/whoever you need to focus on for the year should be highlighted on your board. 


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”



  1. Finance 


This could also be listed as wealth. A money vision board can help make your dreams into reality. Whether you have set your sights on being debt free, buying your first house, or stepping out as a successful entrepreneur, a finance vision board can make the difference. 


Discover 50 finance vision boards here and great business vision board ideas here for the ultimate inspiration*


  1. Physical Health


Physical health is probably the most common category on a vision board but the least successful goal. So be sure to set yourself up for success by making your health goals specific, realistic and measurable. For example, if you want to work on core strength, having a photo of toned legs on your board won’t be effective. 


“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”


  1. Personal Growth


You can’t have a great year without a little growth so don’t forget this goal! Personal development can look like spiritual goals, habits you want to form, creating daily routines, reading more, etc. 


  1. Fun


What’s life without a little fun?! This category can be as broad as you like as long as it’s specific to your personal goals. For example, if you love crocheting but never have the time you may want to put a photo of a finished project that you want done or a set amount of time displayed that you’ll carve out for your hobby.


Remember to create a board that works for you so it may be a physical board, a digital wallpaper, journal or worksheet. And remember to look at it daily so you are reminded to focus on your goals consistently! There’s a lot of freedom you can take to create a board, but be sure to include these five categories to set yourself up for success! 


“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”


Comments (3)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jennifer and I have my vision board up and they are short turn goals and long turn also.  Make it a great day!


Jan 03, 2023 08:48 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for the info! I have never made one but it sounds really interesting. I think you hit all the critical categories 

Jan 03, 2023 09:04 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think I would concentrate on Family relationships and health this year with my daughter's wedding coming up in November.  Time to start the wedding diet! 

Jan 03, 2023 09:09 AM