National Vision Board Day – January 22, 2022

National Vision Board Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in January, on January 8 this year, to encourage us to set our goals visually. The day seeks to help us to reimagine and achieve goals in every area of life by effectively visualizing them to life. It is based on “seeing is believing” in the sense that if we can imagine — picture — something, we can move our lives towards that goal. The day was inspired by a group of friends who came together in 2010 to set goals and dream big life dreams in a fun and creative setting.

History of National Vision Board Day

National Vision Board Day was initiated by Kellan Lutz and Ryan Daly in June 2015 to inspire people to action by helping them visually lay down their goals. The day seeks to inspire people to live the life they’ve always dreamed of by making it come to life with the aid of a vision board. This is based on the “Law of Attraction” — the principle that what you focus on, is what is drawn into your life.  

It works by narrowing down on one small goal after another, and it is used for goal setting as it concerns all areas of life including relationships, business, art, travel, and career. Vision boards are also called dream boards and are often made using different forms of stationary and media so that they are interesting and creative.  Magazine pictures and photographs help narrow down desires through the power of choice. 

The holiday was made official in June 2015 after starting as a large goal-setting party with Kellan and Ryan and their friends and is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in January. In the origin story, the founders of the holiday noted that the day was initiated because they wanted to create a pictorial representation of the goals they wanted to achieve on a board and hang it on a wall.  They believe a daily reminder of what those goals are would ensure they stay on the right track of making decisions to make them a reality. 

National Vision Board Day timeline

1988
Octavia E. Butler’s Vision Board

Octavia Butler details all her dreams in the form of a vision board and diaries.

2008
Oprah envisions Obama’s Election

Oprah claims that she envisions the election of Barack Obama on her vision board.

2009
“Law of Attraction” Documentary

The documentary recommends the use of vision boards as a tool to achieve your dreams.

2010
National Vision Board Day Initiated

National Vision Board Day is initiated in 2010 as a way for people to dream out loud in a tangible way.

National Vision Board Day FAQs

What should your vision board include?

A vision board can include anything that will inspire you. Anything from pictures, favorite quotes, memories/memorabilia, postcards, or cards that will make you want to achieve your goals, is acceptable. 

What are the benefits of a vision board?

Vision boards help you visualize your goal with all the available senses. Our mind remembers better and grows an even stronger desire for our goals when those goals are put on a vision board. It also provides focus and boosts our chances of success. 

What are NYE vision board parties?

NYE vision board parties are a new trend where friends and families come together for New Year’s Eve and include creating vision boards together in the traditional party.

National Vision Board Day Activities

  1. Create your vision board

    You could celebrate National Vision Board Day by creating your own vision board, You can get creative with your art skills and create an impressive one. Just make sure to make it easy to read, colorful, and unique — to motivate you every day!

  2. Host a vision board day party

    Vision boards are a great tool to help people get into the discipline of achieving essential goals. Hosting a joint vision board party is one way to show you care about your friends. Gather your friends around and discuss their goals and offer guidance on ways they can reach them. Be an inspiration and coordinate the group activity by having supplies like magazine clippings and stickers ready for setting their goals.

  3. Encourage participation online

    Share your vision board pictures and stories online to encourage participation on National Vision Board Day! Use #NationalVisionBoardDay and #VisionBoardDay.

5 Things You Should Know About Visualization

  1. It creates mental pictures to return to

    When you practice visualization consistently, you have mental images you can revisit on demand, which reinforces them.

  2. Most spiritual disciplines employ visualization

    Most religions practice some form of meditation and visualization because of the strength of mental and physical images to motivate us.

  3. There is a reason behind it

    “Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose” — Bo Bennett.

  4. It focuses on a positive future

    Visualization is based on strengthening dreams and desires for the future and tends to be positive.

  5. We all do it

    Imagination and visualization go hand in hand, and they are simply the ability of the mind to think in pictures.

Why We Love National Vision Board Day

  1. It reminds us to set goals

    National Vision Board Day was specifically initiated to encourage us to set goals visually. The idea behind the day is to help us achieve our goals in every area.

  2. It encourages the use of our senses

    Our mind remembers better and grows an even stronger desire for our goals when we put them on a vision board where we can visualize them! National Vision Board Day helps us to use our five senses to drive the desire to achieve our goals.

  3. It celebrates go-getters!

    The purpose of National Vision Board Day is to encourage people to set goals visually by showcasing how others have benefitted from it. On this day, successes spanning from people who have achieved a lot from visually setting goals are put in the spotlight. This motivates us to do the same.

National Vision Board Day dates

YearDateDay
2022January 22Saturday
2023January 14Saturday
2024January 13Saturday
2025January 11Saturday
2026January 10Saturday

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