We are only a few days away from 2019! Some of us have already been heavily thinking about goals we like to crush next year. I am the type that loves to visualize and write my goals down because it holds me accountable.
In 2016, my sister convinced me to create a vision board for 2017. At that point I had no idea where to start and how to go about it, but with her guidance, I was able to create a board for the year 2017. The very next year I turned this into a vision board party. I invited some of my girlfriends over to my house and we got as creative as we wanted to while sipping on champagne and indulging on finger foods. At the end of the evening, we each had our visions set for the upcoming year.
Every person is different when creating a board; creative levels and artistry differ in all of us. I, for once, love bright colors and quotes, but some of my friends prefer dark or pastel colors and not much detail in their boards. There is no right or wrong when creating your own vision board.
Here are some of my tips to help you if creating one is in your bucket list.
Vision Board: A tool used for clarification on specific goals, feelings and aids in maintaining focus.
1.Think about specific goals that you would like to achieve in the new year (health-wise, career, relationships, family, travel etc.).
Now, do not overwhelm yourself over-thinking about these goals and be as realistic as possible about what is achievable. When you set too many goals and don’t reach all of them, it can become discouraging. Be Realistic.
2. Get your hands-on printouts and/or magazines to help you put a vision on these goals.
Ask your friends for magazines they no longer need. If there is a specific picture you envision, print it out. I, for instance love quotes, so I ordered a bunch of sticker pages from retailers such as www.amazon.com.
3. Get crayons, markers, water paintings, scissors, ribbon, glue, colorful pins, or anything that will give color and/or decorate your board to your liking.
4. Set a date to work on your board.
When you set a specific time aside to work on your board, you are making a commitment. What is a better way to kick-off your goals than with a commitment to putting them into a visual!5. If you are creating your vision board alongside other people, DO NOT compare your creation to someone else’s. Remember that everyone has different levels of creativity and visions. Be unique, be you!6. When you feel your board has everything you want and is complete, don’t just store it in a closet or hidden space. Put it somewhere visible where it can remind you what you are striving for.Creating a board is easier than you think. But of course, if you like to be super creative, Pinterest has some amazing ideas and the possibilities are endless.