Forget New Year’s resolutions and start your vision board for 2016
As the year draws to a close many people are starting on their New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve already started a list of your own, one you’ll have forgotten all about come February. Why not do things a little different this time around and instead of focusing on what you want to change focus on what you want to achieve. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, start the year with a vision board.
Vision boards are a fun and creative way of creating a visual representation of what it is you want out of life. Some people believe that in making a vision board you are sending out your hopes and dreams into the universe which the universe can’t ignore.
If that sounds too woolly for you, consider it more as a way to reflect on what you want to do with your life and more specifically what you want to achieve. Making a vision board at the end of the year gives you a physical reminder of what you want for the coming year and hopefully it will help you stay focused. Here are some tips and tricks for making your own vision board:
To make a vision board you will need:
- Some form of canvas. This small canvas is from Poundland but you could just as easily take a piece of cardboard in your desired size.
- Magazines for your images. You could also print of images from the internet or your own photos.
- Scissors and glue
Start of by leafing through your magazines and finding pictures and bits of text that speak to you. You can make this as specific or vague as you want. Is there a piece of jewellery you’ve been saving up for? Stick a picture of it on there. Are you hoping to lose weight? Find a picture of an outfit you’d like to wear and feel comfortable in. Cut out all your bits and pieces and see how you could fit them on your vision board. Once you’ve found a design that you love it’s time to get out the glue.
At this stage you can get a little creative as well. Add glitter, use washi-tape, anything to make your vision board more personal. Put your finished work somewhere where you can admire it every day, such as your bedside table. This way you will stay focused throughout the New Year.