Have you considered creating a vision board to help you with your New Year’s resolution this year? This can be a fantastic way to stay on track and actually make your resolution achievable. Plus you can use a vision board for any type of goal or dream that you want to achieve.
Not sure what a vision board is? It’s a collection of pictures and words pasted onto a board, either a physical board or a virtual one.
The images and pictures you use can be your own or can be ones that mean something to you in some way or other. For a modern day vision board you can use a site like Pinterest. Here’s a board I did all about Resolutions
Pinterest allows you to set up boards and Pin images to them. For example if your resolution is to lose weight you can create a Weight Loss Board. Then Pin an image of how you look at the start of your weight loss journey along with pictures of things that hold meaning to you. This could be pictures of a smaller pair of jeans, or a super black dress or a bathing suit that you want to fit into.
If you prefer to do this at home then you can use a cork board set up in your home. Or you could just attach images to your fridge or bathroom mirror.
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they can be difficult to keep. The sad fact that is by the end of January almost 90% of resolution have been forgotten about or broken. Don’t let this happen to you this year.
When it comes to keeping your resolution you will be more successful if you set up a plan of action. As well as writing down what your goal or resolution is try using pictures so that you can visualise your goal.
To be truly successful with your resolution your best bet is to only select one resolution to work on at a time. Write your resolution out as a statement and attach a date to end.
For example “I weigh (50 pounds lighter than current weight) on December 31 2014.”
As you can see we wrote this goal out as though you have completed it. This helps to reinforce your commitment to reaching your goal. It doesn’t hurt to repeat this to yourself every morning or whenever you feel your motivation lacking. That verbalisation gives your subconscious cues about what you want to happen.
If your resolution is one that you have used before it is important to forgive yourself for not reaching it before. Don’t think about what you did to fail last year. Instead focus on how you will succeed, and using a vision board is a great way to do this.
You want to fill your vision board with all your hopes and dreams for things that you desire once your resolution is completed. This could be a picture of a new car, a new home, or a new wardrobe of clothes for your skinny body.
On your vision board you should create milestone sections. These could be 2 or 3 month markers. Evaluate your progress when these dates arrive and make any changes if necessary.
If you aren’t on track then look back on your vision board to see where you were 3 months ago. You will be reminded that you have made progress and this can help re-motivate you.
Concentrate on what you have achieved so far and celebrate your success. No matter how small a step you have taken it is important that you acknowledge it.
Please share your Resolutions and goals Pinterest pages here. Maybe we can visit each other’s and spur each other on?
Would you like to be more successful at setting goals, tracking them and following them through? Take a look at my Goals and Resolutions ebook and tracking system. I’m using it for my own goals this year, and I intend to smash them all!