As the new year kept approaching, there was something within me that was really apprehensive of making or writing down my new years resolutions. After an unpredictable beginning to 2021, I didn't want to jinx anything for the beginning of 2022. Then, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that the wonderful content creator, Audrey Rivet, had created a 2022 vision board, and so, I decided to create my own...

My 2022 Vision Board

I had never created a vision board before, but I made mine quite easily by using Canva. Firstly, I sat down with myself and thought about how I wanted my year to look, and I decided I wanted to focus on three things:

  1. Health

  2. Creativity

  3. Kindness

After having COVID in January 2021, and the health/mental health issues that followed, I'm focusing on my health this year, which includes eating foods that are nourishing for my mind, my body and my soul. So basically, bananas, Japanese inspired food, and Wotsits. I also want to take much better care of my mental health and try to meditate more often. After being diagnosed with health anxiety, I'm learning my triggers and what best I can do to help me when I'm having a bad moment. And through this, I'm allowing myself to be open with all of the feelings and emotions that go with it.

I'd love to enhance my creative skills this year too. I'd love to go out more and take photos and really try and up my game when it comes to taking self-portraits of myself for my Instagram and blog. Being a voice in the body positivity/neutrality/acceptance space on Instagram is also something I'd love to have more of a part in. I'm slowly learning, and I'm excited for what the year ahead will bring. There are loads of content creators on Instagram that I love - wishwishwish, ghenetactually, audreyrivet, kara_bino, stephanieyeboah and midizeredhead are just a few, and they inspire me with every piece of content that they create.

And regarding kindness - I'd like to be kinder to myself, kinder to the planet, to others, to moments, to my mind. The world can always use a bit more kindness, so that's what I'm going to do more of this year.

In terms of my 2022 vision board - I chose to include images that bring me joy, of moods I want to inhabit, things I want to do, how I want to feel, and places and environments that bring me peace. I tried to incorporate as many inspiring things and as many moods I want to feel, so every time I look at it I'm reminded of all of the things I want to be in 2022. I placed my 2022 vision board beside my bed, and it's my desktop background too, so I'm never far from seeing it.

What's on your 2022 vision board?

Kayleigh x