New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen. Making them is the easy part, sticking to them is a different story. I like to think of resolutions as goals of visions for the future as opposed to resolutions. Being a visual person (can you tell from my groovy NYE tree), actually making something physical like a vision board helps me not only realize my goals for the upcoming year, it helps those goals to actualize.
A vision board is a physical interpretation of your goals. This ‘board’ will be your motivation throughout the year to help you make your dreams a reality. That being said, not only do you want your vision board to be accurate, you want it to be pretty and inspiring. Your first step is to make a list of goals. You can make them broad like lose 10lbs and eat more vegetables or more specific like ‘achieve total world craft blog domination’. Think big picture.
From there, gather some supplies to put goals to paper. Heck, invite some friends and make a party out of it. I want to show off my NYE tree anyway. Some people drink themselves to oblivion, I’ll be visualizing my master plan for 2016.
Everyone will need something to use as their vision board or goal journal. Posterboard, blank journals, or even a sheet of paper. You will be filling your vision board with images and quotes to inspire you and remind you daily of your goals. Collect these things from old magazines, collected postcards, the internet, or my favorite—the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store.
I personally like the idea of using a journal as my vision board. These black beauties were cheap and will act as the perfect canvas to collage my dreams into. Whether you are using a board or a book, a picture of yourself is key. You want to surround yourself with these affirmations, ideas and good thoughts. Remember you will be looking at this vision board daily to remind yourself to keep your eyes on the prize.
Once you and your party guests have completed your vision boards, promise each other as you ring in the New Year that you will spend time with your goals. Not just glance at them every so often, not just like each other’s pictures on Instagram of you making your vision boards. REALLY promise to spend time with your vision boards. Promise to hold each other accountable. Maybe quarterly you check in, bring your vision journals, and talk about what you are doing to get to that big final end goal.