Make & Keep New Year’s Resolutions with THIS: Part One

As 2018 draws to a close, I enjoy reflecting on the past year. Unfortunately, I can’t help but remember those New Year’s resolutions that I made this time last year that I regretfully didn’t keep.

Well, I did keep one which was to quit biting my nails but the others are a wash. I know I am not going to accomplish them in the last 10 days of the year but that’s the thing about New Years. It is an opportunity to start with a blank slate and I am doing it different this time.

What is my secret weapon to help me not just make New Years resolutions but keep them?

A vision board.

I was challenged by one of my Red Aspen uplines about two months ago to create a vision board but I didn’t get a chance to. I kept thinking about it and thought what better time then NOW!

You might be asking, “Jessi, what the heck is a vision board?”

Well, a vision board is a poster board that is filled with photos or quotes that represent different goals that you want to achieve and you hang it in a place that you will see it often so you are continuously reminded and inspired to achieve those goals and dreams.

Now, there are really two parts to having a successful vision board. Part one is designing and creating the board itself and the second part is the vision board worksheet, which I will post about next week.

So without further ado, let’s get started on how to make your own vision board.

STEP 1: Write your goals down.

Before gathering supplies, the first thing you will need to do is to write down what goals you have.

Maybe is it to lose weight or quit a bad habit? Maybe you want to travel more or spend more time with family? Or maybe you have big aspirations for your career or personal life?

Any and all goals are welcome and necessary to make your board inspirational to you!

STEP 2: Gather photos and other supplies.

Once you have written down what goals you want to incorporate on your vision board, you will need to think of how you want to visually display them on a board. You could use pictures, quotes or write them directly on the board. You can print them off from the internet or cut them out of newspapers or magazines. The key is to chose photos that are visually appealing to YOU so that it inspires YOU to transform your life.

After you have your photos or quotes, you will need supplies.

The supplies you will need are…

• Poster Board

• Scissors

• Glue

• Stickers (optional)

STEP 3: Create your vision board.

This is the fun part! Layout all of your photos and arrange them on your poster board before glueing them. Once you have them like you want, glue them bad boys in place! I organized mine into sections because I’m OCD like that however, this is YOUR board so make it exactly how YOU want to.

STEP 4: Display your board.

Once the glue has dried, hang your board in a place you will see it often. It won’t do you any good if it displayed in a place you don’t see it a lot. For me, I hung mine above my desk so that when I am working, I am reminded of my goals and what I want to achieve in 2019.

Next week, I will be sharing the second part of what will make your vision board successful, a printable vision board worksheet, so be sure to follow me on social media for updates on that!

Feel free to share your boards on my Facebook page! I would love to see your creations and some of your goals for the upcoming year!

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