New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep. You think of them at the beginning of the year and are expected to hold to them for 365 days. Writing them down on your phone or on a piece of paper may work, but what if there was a way to really visualize your goals?
You can create a vision board
Here are some questions to guide your vision board.
- What kind of person do you want to be?
- What skills do you wish you had?
- ]How would you want to be remembered?
- Do you want to change jobs?
- Do you want to travel more?
- What crazy life dream do you dare to accomplish?
Ask yourself these questions and choose images, words, and phrases that represent your vision for your work and your life.
Supplies to make vision board
- Poster board or Cardboard
- Magazines and/or Computer Paper to print your pictures on
- Glue or Double Sided tape
- Markers/Crayons/Pencils/Ribbon/Misc Craft Supplies (optional)
Steps to make vision board uniquely yours
Step 1: Think about what’s possible for the next 12 months
Focus on this year’s resolutions. Base your vision board on what you want to be motivated to work toward and accomplish fully over 365 days.
Step 2: Write down the goals you want to accomplish
A physical list will make it easier to find pictures for your vision board. Also, an additional note for this is to make sure your goals are reasonable and achievable in the time period that you have chosen. Odds are, you are not going to be able to run a marathon in a month or pay off a massive debt in a year with no savings. When you make goals that are not achievable, it is easier to get discouraged.
Step 3: Find pictures and sayings to match your goals
Flip through magazines to find pictures and sayings that, to you, are a representative of the goals you want to achieve. Cut them out. You also can search for images online.
Step 4: Be specific to make vision board about you
Try to be specific about the photos and words you select. For example, if you want to make more money in your job, use green dollar signs around your job picture. If you want a new car, place a photo of the car in the color you want.
Step 5: Organize and put together
Lie out images and sayings on the board — but do not glue them yet. Once you have everything where you want it, glue or tape the images to the board.
Step 6: Hang it where you will always see it
Find a place where you think you will see it and be constantly reminded about your goals and place it there!
I hope you have fun making your vision boards! My vision board was a great way to put images to what I think about quietly – bodybuilding, confidence, money and more.
What is one thing that is your vision board?