Visualise your boss chick era with our detailed vision board guide 

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As we begin the new year, the eagerness for self-improvement and growth is palpable. The fresh energy of a new beginning fuels our desire to make the most of our goals and values. And what better way to bring these aspirations to life than through the creative power of vision boards?

These visual masterpieces serve as our roadmaps, guiding us toward our dreams and allowing us to witness our progress in vibrant detail.

How to create your vision board

The first thing is to have an overall objective to which everything else can be connected. Then, pick goals in every aspect of your life that’s important to you.

Don’t pick goals just because they look good on camera or social media. Instead, picture yourself realistically engaging in these activities and choosing the ones that truly resonate with your inner self. Consider what you genuinely need and where you aspire to be. When you reflect on your accomplishments at the end of the year, let them be goals that fill you with pride, even if no one else is aware of them.

Life has a way of throwing curveballs, and many things are beyond our control. Embrace the fact that roadblocks and goal changes are part of the journey. Revisit your vision board whenever necessary to remind yourself of the life you’re striving for and your goal.

If, after careful consideration, you find that a goal no longer aligns with your desires, serves your growth, or simply isn’t realistic anymore, don’t hesitate to embrace change. Be adaptable, and adjust your vision (and your vision board) accordingly. The beauty lies in evolving with the journey; there’s no shame in modifying your path to align with your ever-changing aspirations.

Questions to ask yourself when you want to switch your goals

  1. Why did you set the goal in the first place?
  2. Why do you want to change it?
  3. Is it a realistic goal you can achieve in the given time?
  4. Is it relevant to your growth objectives?
  5. Can it withstand unforeseen circumstances?

Now that you’re ready to go about building your vision board, here is a list of goals you can choose from


Financial stability is crucial for achieving your goals. To be financially stable, you need to have strong financial goals on your vision board.

  1. Save more
  2. Monitor expenses
  3. And invest more


Whether you are in school or already in the workforce, having career goals can set your girl-bossing mission in motion. Get ready to:

  1. get certifications
  2. start a business
  3. Improve your work-life balance
  4. Learn a new skill that’ll help in your job or business.
  5. update your resume


The nomadic experience is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many. Explore the world, soak in different cultures, and let the beauty of diverse experiences shape your perspective. Whether it is a city or country destination, you can:

  1. Slow travel through countries,
  2. Go on group trips
  3. Take road trips


Romantic relationships are a desire for many. If this is something you’re looking forward to in the new year, dress your vision board with goals to:

  1. Fall in love
  2. Get married
  3. Leave your house and find a man, woman, or person;
  4. Get into a relationship
  5. Go on dates


Spending time with the people who make life a lot better has to be on everyone’s vision board for the new year. From nurturing friendships to establishing firm boundaries, set your goals to encompass all areas of your friendship.

  1. Go out on more friendship dates (girls’ nights, Brunches, Shopping dates)
  2. Shoot your shot
  3. Set boundaries
  4. Be more compassionate
  5. Less comparison with social media
  6. Send memes, reels, and TikTok (and reply)
  7. Volunteer with friends
  8. Send love letters to your friends


Family time is crucial, and whether you’re starting one or making memories with the ones you have, it’s always a good idea to plan.

  1. Have a child
  2. Spend more time with your parents or siblings (cooking or baking, games, outings, decorating, market runs, driving)
  3. Host family dinners and events
  4. Volunteer with family


Academic success can be thrilling. Prepare for the best year with these vision board ideas.

  1. Get good grades
  2. Graduate in one piece
  3. Let your school be your runway
  4. Apply for internships
  5. Apply for scholarships
  6. Join clubs and associations
  7. Finish your thesis
  8. Develop a good reading habit

Fashion and beauty

Make everywhere your runway as you become a fashion ‘killa’ in the new year.

  1. Explore different aesthetics
  2. Learn how to do your make-up
  3. Declutter
  4. Get a mini sewing machine and learn how to work it
  5. Try risky hairstyles
  6. Dye your hair
  7. Accessorise more
  8. Develop a skincare routine


A little ‘you time’ could never hurt. Spend time with yourself this year, doing everything you’ve always wanted to do. Some of these could include:

  1. Learning an instrument
  2. Learning a sport
  3. Trying home decor DIYs
  4. Reading more fiction
  5. Starting a blog, newsletter or somewhere to document your journey (journal)
  6. DIYs for different things, like beaded jewelry,
  7. Become a plant parent
  8. Get a pet
  9. Visit art galleries


If faith is your thing, key into your inner self and stay connected to your maker this new year with these ideas.

  1. Practice your faith more consistently
  2. Meditate
  3. Join a community of like-minded people
  4. Pray more

Health and Wellness

Your body is your vehicle for the year; stick to your vision board’s goals from this list.

  1. Set a fitness goal
  2. Exercise consistently
  3. Sleep for about 6 to 8 hours daily
  4. Set aside time off your devices daily
  5. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  6. Train for a marathon
  7. Practice gratitude
  8. Walk every day
  9. Go to the spa once a month
  10. Monthly self-care day

Apps to use

As a guide, meet Joy

RDNE Stock Project via Pexels

Hey there! I’m Joy, a 21-year-old mechanical engineering student navigating the crazy world of academics and freelance content creation. Life’s a whirlwind, but I’m here for the ride!

About Me

I’m that girl who’s knee-deep in gears and equations during the day, but by night, you’ll find me hooked on K-dramas and devouring romance novels. Oh, and did I mention my love for seafood? Give me anything from the ocean, and I’m a happy camper.

My Vibe

I’m all about positive vibes and facing challenges with a grin. Family, friends, and faith are my pillars, and I try to spread warmth and laughter wherever I go. Life’s too short not to enjoy every moment, right?

Dreams and Goals

So, here’s the scoop: I’m dreaming big. I want to own this awesome YouTube channel that captures the highs and lows of being a mechanical engineering student. Picture this: vlogs about my study sessions, the struggles, the victories, and eventually, life as a badass engineer.

Life Checklist

1. Financial Wisdom:

  • I’m trying to be all adult-like and save 30% of my earnings. Yep, adulting at its finest.
  • Getting an expense sheet to keep my spending in check.

2. Career Adventures:

  • I’m aiming to become a certified mechanic at an auto workshop.
  • This Ansys software is used to simulate computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components, and I’m on a mission to master it like a pro.

3. Wanderlust Mode:

  • I want to plan and go on a road trip to Calabar with my friends. Obudu Cattle Ranch and Tinapa Resort, here we come!

4. Matters of the Heart:

   – Yep, I’m on the lookout for love. Dates, butterflies, the whole shebang.

5. Friendship Fiesta:

  • Sleepovers, games nights, and restaurant tours. Girls just wanna have fun!
  • I’ll also write monthly love letters to my friends because why not?

6. Family Time:

  • Volunteering at the food bank with a family member would be awesome
  • Picnic with the family because that’s quality time right there.

7. School Days:

  • I will join the leadership club (AISEC) this year.
  • I’ll also be applying for internships at a mechanical workshop

8. Glow Up:

  • Top of my list is learning to do my makeup
  • I also want to dye my hair ginger


9. Me Time:

  • DIY candle making, beaded jewellery crafting, and strolling through art galleries. My kind of leisure.

10. Zen Zone:

  • I’ll be meditating a lot more
  • I’ll be joining a faith-based community

11. Wellness:

  • Taking breaks from screens to journal, practice gratitude, and get my indoor exercise with yoga.
  • Fruits and veggies, you’re my new best friend.

In a nutshell, I’m on a journey to make every day count.

The next thing to do is to choose images for each of your goals

Apps To Find Images for Each Goal





Curate the vision board

Joy would be using Canva.


  • Type in ‘vision board’ and choose a template
  • Upload the images you’ve found on Pinterest relating to your goals
  • Arrange the images with the templates
  • Customise it to your taste
  • Download as a PDF or image.

As you create your vision masterpiece, remember that your vision board is more than just a collection of photographs; it is a visual representation of your ambitions and objectives for the new year. Allow it to serve as a source of inspiration for you throughout the year, directing you toward a future filled with purpose and accomplishment. Here’s to the exciting adventure ahead and the fantastic opportunities! Happy New Year!!


  • Omotola Saba

    Hi, Omotola here, the human form of the 100 Emoji and the fashion and beauty writer at Marie Claire Nigeria. She started writing for fun and merged it with her love for fashion, and beauty. She's mostly at home, picking up yet another new hobby, scrolling through pinterest, laughing with her family or at dad jokes, or sleeping.

  • Grace Hans-Bello

    In love with all things artsy and beautiful. That, of course, includes the women I write about.

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