“Seeing” makes all the Difference.

Happy Monday SheBeShe!

We all know, with a new year, there are new goals.  Every year I come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions that I share with my family in hopes to pursue throughout the coming year.  Many of my goals this year involved, trying new things, living a more clean and healthy lifestyle, reading more, and so on.  I always have all these resolutions compiled in my head and end up forgetting about a few of them in the course of the year.

This year I came up with an idea for myself to help me stay motivated and on track; a vision board.  This idea is not original however I have never tried it for myself.  I thought, what a great way to see the goals I want to accomplish right in front of me?  Another way to help me always stay up to date and on task is to rearrange/recreate my vision board each month.  This way I will be able to see twelve different visions for myself throughout the year and record/photograph each as a reminder to myself by the time December comes to an end.

There is definitely a few aspects I want to make sure I incorporate every new month.  Some of my resolutions and interests are going to stay stagnant so this was I can incorporate some of the same photos/quotes if they are favorites of mine.

Things to include on MY vision board:

  • Memories:  While on my first board as you will see I do not have any photos, this is a concept I wish to incorporate in the other eleven that I will be making.  The reason I do not have any for January is that I have yet to take pictures for the new year.  I want only pictures that I captured in 2018, to look at later on as a “year in review”.
  • Quotes: This one is a no-brainer for me personally.  Quotes are one of my favorite things to read in the world and I couldn’t imagine my life without.  Incorporating a few in each of my boards from different books, movies, etc. is a must.
  • Books: I think a really great way to stay motivated reading is adding some book covers into your board.  This way you can look at them and think, “oh yeah, I do want to read that this month!”.  I also enjoy incorporating some different magazines as I did on this months board (Darling and The New Yorker were also mentioned in my previous post).
  • Souvenirs: This last one is my favorite.  One of my favorite things is looking back on old trips I have ventured too and seeing what it is I brought back home with me as a souvenir.  Sometimes it is just a room key, other times jewelry, books, room decor items.  While not all of these can be placed on my 8X10 cork board, putting the items that can will really help you think back to memories that you can only relive in your head.

 My final tip for creating your own vision board would be to put it in a spot you look at every day.  For me, this is the wall that I directly look at when entering my room.  If you have your own place this could be put in the kitchen, bedroom, anywhere you can look at it square in the face and think “yes!”.  Although January is halfway over, it is not too late to create your own vision.  Include things that mean something to you and switch it up every now and then and you are set.

Have a happy Monday everyone and to conclude, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward” – Martin Luther King Jr 1/15/29.


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