You might have heard mood boards are IN, and we love the idea of creating a personal mood board to set the tone for an amazing year.
Here are 5 mood board themes to inspire and support your New Year's intentions.
( *keep reading for our mood board pro tip! )
Mood Board Theme: Simplify
- Include images of an organized living space with a place for keys, hooks for coats, storage for shoes, and even a junk drawer. Don’t forget a place for the things you plan to donate.
- Planning and food prep are huge time saver during the busy workweek. Your board could include a list of staples for the pantry and a link to pressure cooker or slow cooker recipes.
Mood Board Theme: Health & Fitness
- Fitness and health top the list of resolutions every year. Your mood board could include images of your favorite workouts (mine is Jazzercise), like yoga, running, or swimming.
- Spending time in nature has positive effects on your mental health and energy. Build a mood board with images of inspiring places to walk outside, like the beach or a wooded trail.
- Kristen’s Side Note: One of my favorite mood enhancers is my mood light. I live in the Northeast, where winters can be long and dark. I started using the Verilux Happy Light last year, and it’s made a ton of difference!
Mood Board Theme: Pause & Rest
- Prioritize time with friends and family for coffee, lunch, dinner, or a walk. Plan a weekend getaway and add your dream destinations, whether local or far away, to your mood board. You’ll be more likely to schedule the time and have something to look forward to.
- Baking can be relaxing when you do it for fun and not because you’re rushing to make a last-minute batch of cookies for the PTA bakesale. Create a mood board filled with yummy baking inspiration!
- Kristen’s Side Note: In 2022, I committed (by writing in my daily to-do list) to sit for 15 minutes and read. The benefits have been worth the time spent… very refreshing!
Mood Board Theme: Declutter & Purge
- Studies have shown that an uncluttered, organized space has positive effects on mental health. Add imagery of clean, organized spaces to your mood board and then make time to declutter.
- If you’re not ready to part with something, store it away, out of sight. Make your mood board all about creative storage spaces. Later, when you’re ready, donate your items to a women and children’s shelter or to a young family in need.
- Kristen’s Side Note: Good mental health is important to me, so you wouldn’t be surprised to see my minimalist home decor.
Mood Board Theme: Self-Care
- Self-care can mean something different to each person. You might craft your mood board to inspire daily meditation (10-15 min - it is enough) or include quotes from your favorite inspirational speakers like Brene Brown or Eckhardt Tolle.
- Set boundaries and represent this on your mood board with phrases like "I'll get back to you and let you know" or “I can’t right now” Not only is it OK to say no, it’s a form of self-care.
- Kristen’s Side Note: I love daily calendars with positive quotes like Louise Hay's daily affirmation calendar.
Are you Feeling Inspired?
You know what we love as much as nurturing your intentions? Fun tools that make it easy.
Pro tip: Check out Canva! It’s one of our favorite free tools for simple to use mood & vision board templates and so much more.
What mood boards are you inspired to make? Please share and leave a comment below!