Vision board topics for building your dream life

Written by Nicole

Hi, I'm Nicole! Here at Nikkaflora, we help people create their dream story and their dream life through the power of storytelling, creativity, and personal growth. In my free time, I enjoy watching Dragon Ball and drinking boba.


In this blog post, I will be sharing some vision board topics for building your dream life.

In my last two posts, I talked about what a vision board is and how you can make one for yourself. I also showed off my own vision board which had dreams that are personal to me.

I included links to my previous posts below if you wanna check them out. That way, you can learn how to make your own board and create an amazing year for yourself.

So if you have never heard of a vision board before, it’s a board that has pictures and words of your dreams and goals. 

For example, if you want a new car, then you can print out a photo of the car you want and just glue it onto your board. If you want a new job, print out a photo of your dream job and pin it on. 

A vision board represents your dreams, and it serves as physical inspiration to help you make those dreams a reality.

Click on the image above to watch the video or scroll below to read my blog post.

This is a photo of me doing yoga at a park. (Yes, I am doing a Warrior II pose in case you’re wondering.) The image refers to the first vision board topic: Health. © Copyright Nikkaflora.

1. Health

So for my first vision board topic, you can create goals about your health. I’ll give you some examples. 

Exercising everyday is a good goal to set. When I was in middle school, we were taught to exercise at least 3 times a week. Now in this era, doctors are saying that it’s best to exercise everyday because of notable health issues like obesity and heart disease.

And honestly, when it comes to exercising, you could even set a goal to just walk for 15 minutes a day. Whenever I don’t feel like doing intensive exercises such as cardio workouts or dancing, I usually walk so that I can maintain my health.

As you can see in the photo above, I also love to do yoga. It feels so good to stretch and lengthen my body before and after my main workouts. Yoga helps prevent cramps, as well as lessening muscle aches.

Another goal you can use for your vision board is to drink lots of water everyday. I read studies about how millions of people in the world are chronically dehydrated. People in the US love drinking soda, coffee, and smoothies. I drink some of that stuff too. But people still don’t get enough water.

The first thing I drink every morning is water. I do not like how my throat is parched whenever I wake up, but I noticed that water boosts my brain activity and makes me feel better overall. I try to drink at least 1 glass of water before I consume anything else.

If you’ve been struggling with drinking enough water, you can purchase a reusable bottle online or in a store. Specifically a water bottle which has a graph on it to help you keep track of how much water to drink. I saw that online recently, so I decided to mention it here too.

Besides physical health, it is just as important to take care of your mental health. 

I’ll probably add a section about mental health whenever I make another vision board. I’m always learning about this subject, and I am very passionate about it. 

One thing I know all too well is that the type of people you surround yourself with have a massive impact on your mental health and your life. Your relationships affect your mood, your well-being, and your character. They even influence the choices you make.

In the past, I used to be friends with people who constantly made me feel anxious and upset. I watched what I would say around them because if I said the “wrong thing”, they got angry and did whatever they could to bring me down and make me feel like I’m nothing.

I suffered in those relationships for years. I wish I left those situations earlier, but it took me a long time to realize that my self-worth and inner peace is way more important than their contingent moods and disrespectful behavior.

After leaving that hostile mess, I reconnected with my old friends and gradually made new ones. Honestly, being with my old friends again is one of the best blessings to have ever happened in my life.

I am a different person now because of my friends. I became naturally optimistic and faithful again. I realize I have a voice, so I can just say whatever I want in front of them. I can share my hopes and dreams with them, and they are actually supportive.

My closest friends are so kind to me. They ask me how I’m doing in general. They try to help me with my goals or any issues I have. They give me practical and uplifting advice with my best interests in mind. We always have fun together.

And my friends aren’t perfect either. But I like that they’re conscientious people and try to make things right if they said or did something offensive to me. I do the same for them.

I know it seems like I’m going on a tangent about relationships and fangirling over my friends, but I do have a point to make.

If you’ve been feeling chronically unhappy or stressed, it is a good idea to analyze your relationships and your environment. You may have people close to you who do not treat you right and make you feel worthless.

Even if it’s not your family and friends, it could even be your workplace or a class you’re taking at school. It can even be a nasty acquaintance who’s hanging around in your life.

Whatever the case is, you are free to cut contact with people or leave situations that threaten your mental health. You always have a choice.

You have to do whatever it takes to protect your heart and your precious mind.

A snapshot of my 2022 vision board. This section contains some things that I decided to accomplish for this year. It also refers to the third vision board topic: Personal goals. © Copyright Nikkaflora.

2. Personal goals

As for the second topic that you can use for your vision board, you can create personal goals. Personal goals are things that relate directly to who you are and what you love to do. It’s going to be different for everyone.

I will share some of my personal goals. 

So I set a goal to read at least 10 books this year. Technically I read everyday, but I usually read comics or blogs. I realized I haven’t read a physical book in a while so that is why I made that goal.

As I’m writing this blog post, I am currently reading Wendy Darling: Volume 1 Stars by Colleen Oakes. It is a twisted retelling of the classic Peter Pan story. I can talk more about it here; however, it’s better if you pick up the book and read it yourself. I feel like I spoiled some of the story in a past blog post or video.

I plan to read the House of Night series by P.C. Cast. I have the first book, although I have not touched it yet. A friend of mine recommended it to me after I watched him order all of those books when we were younger. If he says it’s a good series, I probably won’t be disappointed.

Another goal of mine is to do art everyday. I’ve been pretty consistent with this because I am practicing to be a master artist. I painted an abstract dog earlier this year and hung it on the fridge. 

One of my friends got me a watercolor pencil set as a birthday present. I like to experiment with different mediums since I appreciate all forms of art. 

I have an oil painting set that I haven’t played around with yet. I bought it because I saw images of oil paintings online, and the colors are extremely vivid.

In my 2022 personal vision board, I have a goal of consistently writing chapters for my current book Red Silver Hearts.

I started this story because of my love for Pokemon. And I try my best to always improve my writing.

Unfortunately I have not been consistent with that book in a while, but I am going to push myself to publish chapters more often.

If you would like to read the story, click on the button below:

Since you got to know some of my interests, feel free to make a list of your own personal goals that you would like to accomplish this year.

A photo which has scrabble pieces that spell out the word Love. This photo is used to depict romantic love as the third vision board topic. Image by Ylanite from Pixabay.

3. Romantic love

For my third vision board topic, I am going to talk about romantic love. The examples I will go over apply to both singles and couples.

So the first and probably the most important thing I have to say about romantic love is to be an amazing partner.

Many people love romance, but I usually hear them talk about what they want from the relationship. People do not really talk about what they can give to the relationship.

For example, if you want someone who is affectionate and thoughtful, then you have to be an affectionate and thoughtful person. You can give your partner hugs and kisses everyday or leave romantic notes in their lunchbox. 

If you don’t have a partner yet, this still applies to your romantic interest. You can do nice things for your crush and make them feel special.

If you want someone who is loyal, then you have to be loyal. Don’t be entertaining or messing around with other people if you want to build a stable relationship with one person. It is so unnecessary, and it leads to a nasty breakup.

After all, why should someone commit to you if you are checking out other people?

This goes both ways. You are not obligated to stay with someone who does shady things that make you not want to trust them.

Also with loyalty, besides from being faithful to your partner and vice versa, loyalty also means to love your partner, as well as being understanding of the changes they go through. A relationship is never perfect, but it can still be beautiful.

Point is, if you want someone amazing, then be amazing so that you can attract your special person.

Another thing that you can put on your vision board relating to romantic love is to do little things for each other.

So if you are single, this advice can still apply to you. If you’ve been talking to someone you are romantically interested in and you two are vibing together, you can do little things to make that person smile.

If I were in that situation, I would crack jokes and try to make them laugh. I would also greet them everyday and ask how they’re doing. Things like that, as long as you’re being genuine, are good ways to have your crush pay attention to you.

I don’t believe in those crappy dating rules such as waiting three days until you call someone or play hard to get to make them want you. I would like to have words with whoever came up with this advice because these rules are just stupid.

If you are already in a romantic relationship, these little things matter more than the big romantic gestures. At least in my opinion.

Going on fancy dates or vacations together are nice. And that is something younger people tend to care about more than the daily aspects. Girls want a handsome guy to take them out somewhere nice. And guys probably want a pretty girl to show off to the world.

At the end of the day, as you get older, stable relationships become more attractive. Especially after you deal with bad girls, bad guys, or any kind of nonsense from people who waste your time.

For example, if you’re having a bad day, a cuddle from your partner is so much better than drinking your sorrows away or venting to your friends. 

If your partner talks about a new video game they want, you can get it for them as a gift. 

If your partner is excited for a new movie coming out, you guys can reserve tickets together and make it a movie date.

If your partner isn’t feeling well because of issues at their job, you can write down positive sayings and place sticky notes in their car or in their lunchbox for when they go to work.

There are so many things you guys can do for each other, so feel free to get creative and tailor it to your relationship or romantic experience.

This photo shows off three silhouettes of people who are jumping happily in the air. This image is used to depict the fourth vision board topic: Family and friends. Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay.

4. Family and friends

So for the fourth thing that you can put on your vision board, you can make it about family and friends.

When you’re younger, I’m specifically talking about teenagers, people think it is kinda uncool to hang out with their parents. But as people get older, I feel like age usually humbles them. 

I’m in my 20s, and I try to spend time with my parents as often as I can. I noticed that both my mom and dad are getting more gray hairs, and it hurts my heart. 

So that is why I try not to be annoyed with them and be considerate of what they say. I was a bratty teenager (I mean, everyone was probably a bratty kid at some point) but looking back at my behavior now, I wish I spent more time with my family rather than my former friends who aren’t even in my life anymore.

I’m making up for that behavior now. Not that long ago, my mom and I went to a nature preserve together because I needed to get some fresh air. She invited herself, which kinda irritated me at first since I wanted to go alone, but I’m glad she came along. 

It was a lot of fun together. We enjoyed a nice walk through some extremely windy weather. We saw animals swim peacefully through the clear water. And it’s just a nice way to bond with family.

Another thing you can put on your vision board is to hang out with your friends in person.

We live in a technological age. Social media makes it easy for us to reach people, compared to sending letters through the mail. I am always going to love paper letters though.

However, social media and texting on the phone causes people to be reliant on digital conversations, rather than meeting people face to face. A friend once told me all her friends are online now. She was half-joking, but I do understand exactly what she’s talking about.

My friends and I do text each other, but we prefer to meet up in person or make phone calls. I’m normally very busy, so I don’t have time to engage in full texting conversations unless I really want to talk to someone. 

It is very different when you interact with friends in person. 

For example, one of my friends, we go out to have lunch together or watch movies. We saw the new Spiderman movie and Free Guy when they first came out.

I talk about Netflix shows and lots of random things with another friend. He is very entertaining company and loves to teach me new subjects.

My friends and I go out on nature trails. It’s usually my idea, and I like to get some exercise in. I was surprised when some of them told me they never walked on trails before, so I encouraged them to try it.

We also eat at fancy restaurants together. Or we just chill at home and watch cleaning videos. 

One of my friends loves to watch cleaning videos. I remember when he showed me videos of dirty cars being cleaned, and I laughed whenever he started making appreciative noises the whole time. 

It is all about being present with your friends, seeing their expressions, feeling their vibes, and just being together is amazing.

A photo of a laptop that is slightly opened and has swirls of blue, orange, red, and purple illuminating from its screen. This photo depicts a modern take of the fifth vision board topic: Career. Image by JoshuaWoroniecki from Pixabay.

5. Career

As for the last vision board topic, you can set goals about your career.

The first thing I’m gonna say about this is that for many people, if you want to live a comfortable lifestyle, then you can set a goal to get a degree. And actually use that degree for future jobs or when you build your career.

By the way, college is not for everyone. Some people can thrive without a degree. 

However, unless you’re some kind of super-intelligent inventor or you’re naturally good at making money, then college is a good option for many people.

And I recommend college because of personal experience. There are a lot of jobs available, but not having a degree usually limits you to low-wage jobs. 

Low-wage jobs are good to start off with. But as you get older, if you want to settle down with someone and build a family, then those low-wage jobs are not enough anymore. 

Or even if you just want a place of your own, as you get older, you have to pay for your car. Your gas. Your bills. Your groceries. Your rent or mortgage. Your insurance. TV subscriptions. Unexpected costs like your car breaking down or home repairs.

I only mentioned this since I’m going through this now. It sucks having to pay for stuff, but that’s why it is important to have a long-term plan that focuses on making more than enough money to survive off of.

If you do plan on going to college, don’t go just because your parents or teachers told you to. And don’t go to college if you have no idea what you want to major in. You would just be wasting time and money. 

I honestly hate when people my age or younger tell me that. They told me they’re in college because their parents told them to study a certain major that they don’t even like. They’re just doing it because they expect to have a good job after they graduate.

I am a very practical person. I understand that people want to be financially secure.

At the same time, if you do not like what you’re doing with your life, then what’s the point? 

People can do whatever they want. It’s their life. 

It’s really up to you if you’re going to live your life by exercising your free will or having other people tell you what to do.

My point is, it’s okay to not have everything figured out right away. It is so stupid for schools, parents, and society in general, to expect 18 year olds to know what they want to do with their lives after they graduate high school.

I remember going through that crap in high school. 

People asked me questions like:

  • What college do you want to go to?
  • What major do you want to study when you go to college?
  • What do you want to do for your future job?
  • What is your 5 year plan?

Honestly, those people can kiss my ass. 

My question to them is: 

How should I know what I want to do for the rest of my life?

When I was a teenager, my priorities were having a cute boyfriend, being with my friends, playing video games, and eating good food.

It is insane for society to expect teenagers (who are still kids) to know all of the answers for their life paths.

Even now, I don’t have everything figured out either. I have goals of what I want to accomplish in my life, but they’re not the same things I envisioned when I was a kid. I feel like it’s natural for your goals and interests to change as you get older.

Everyone goes through different journeys, and that is perfectly fine. 

If you want to go to college, go to college because you want to go. It has to be your own choice. What matters is that you’re happy with your life.

So one last thing that you can put on your vision board, it’s not really a goal, but it’s a saying that I wanted to share with you guys.

It’s okay to switch careers. Most people switch careers or have more than one job during their lifetimes.

When I mentioned how schools and society expected 18 year olds to know what they want to do with their lives after high school, they make it seem like whatever major you pick in college or whatever stable job you get is written in stone for you.

Let me tell you, it is not written in stone. Life is fluid and flows in many directions. 

As you get older, you learn more things about yourself. You gain new experiences and learn what you like and don’t like. This could even influence you enough to leave your longtime job of 10 years because you finally found something else you’re very passionate about.

I went through this a while ago. So I have a degree in graphic design. But as I was close to finishing the degree, I discovered how much I love blogging and making videos. 

I like documenting my experiences, interacting with people, as well as sharing creativity tips, stories, and lifestyle advice.

I don’t regret going to college, but I just thought it was pretty funny how my life turned out.

Don’t be so hard on yourself if you have a degree and you end up liking something else. Like I said, it’s okay to switch careers.

Make your life meaningful by doing what you want to do.

Thank you for reading my blog post! I hope you enjoyed the vision board topics and got some inspiration for building your dream life.

If you make your own board after reading this blog post, I’d love to see what it looks like! If you have Instagram, you can upload a post of what your board looks like. You can reach out to me in the comments on Instagram and let me know that you made your own board. I’ll go over and check out what you made.

Comment down below if there are any topics you enjoyed hearing me talk about. Are there any topics you would like me to talk about in a future blog post?

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💜 Nicole 💜

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