2017 is right around the corner and we want to help you get ready for the new year!  Instead of making a new year’s resolution that you’ll most likely forget about come January 17th, consider creating a vision board for the new year to come.


Never heard of a vision board before?  A vision board is used to lay out your goals for certain things in a visual way.  Instead of writing your goals down, use visuals to see your goals each and everyday.


Here is how you can create your 2017 Vision Board in 5 easy steps:

1. Think about what your goals are for 2017.  What would you like to achieve? Where would you like to go in the new year? What do you wish to improve on in the new year? What is the purpose and your intentions for this vision board?


2. Put your goals into categories to make it easier to manage.  Your categories could be career, health, relationship, finances.  Start by putting 2-3 goals in each category and then build from there as you move through the new year.


3. Find your images and words.  If you are creating a non-digital vision board, then get your supplies out and start flipping through that magazine pile you have sitting on your coffee table. Think of it as a large scrapbook!


4. If you are creating a digital vision board, you can make it using PicMonkey or Canva.  You can also use Pinterest to create a special board titled, 2017 Vision Board.  If one of your goals is to lose weight, pin new workout clothes to your board or motivational quotes.  Keep in mind, with Pinterest, you can keep your board secret or public.  Once you create your digital vision board, print it off to post somewhere each day or make it your desktop or cellphone wallpaper.


5. Put your vision board where you can actual see it, hence the “vision” part of the project!  Being able to see your goals and visions for 2017 will allow you to better keep yourself on track and reaching your goals throughout the year. So place your 2017 vision board in a place that you will see it everyday.


As 2017 moves ahead, it is ok for your vision board to change throughout the year.  As you achieve your goals, remove them from your board.  As new goals form, add them to your vision board for that reminder each day.  It is also important to know that some goals may not be achieved right away, but making your vision board a part of your daily routine will give you motivation to keep working hard and making the most of your new year!


Posted by Jill Burke