HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you all had a great start to the New Year. Can you believe it’s already 2011?!?!?

Now that the holidays are over and a New Year is upon us, many people have started to make their list of resolutions.  We commit ourselves to working out, taking more me time, growing in our current job position, etc.  I, like many, find myself writing my goals down but I never really go back and visit the list.

A couple years ago I was watching Oprah and she talked about creating a vision board (also known as a dream board).  If you visualize and remind yourself of your goals and dreams, you’re more likely to meet them.   You won’t meet your goals by just putting them on a board; instead, visually seeing them everyday will influence your behavior to reflect the visions you have for yourself.

As one of the many people in the world claiming 2011 to be my year, I decided to finally take a moment and begin creating my own vision board. I purchased poster board and started going through magazines a few days ago.

If you want to truly own 2011, think about visualizing your goals.  You’ll need the following supplies before getting started:

  • Poster board
  • Variety of magazines
  • Glue and/or tape


Follow these easy steps to create your own board:

1. Before you get started, take a moment and think about what it is you want to accomplish.   Think about images that reflect what you want.

2. Go through your magazines and tear out pictures and words that are in line with your goals (I did this on Sunday and it was really fun). Create a pile of all pictures and words and keep tearing them out until you think you’re done.

3. Once you’ve finished going through your magazines, lay out your images and words on your poster board any way you like. Make sure you leave space in the middle of the board. 

 4. Time to glue and/or tape! Glue and tape your pictures on the board.  Once you’ve completed that process, use a marker to draw words or images that you didn’t find in magazines but find important to your board.

5. Place your picture in the middle of the board. Make sure it’s a picture of you smiling and radiant.

6. Hang your vision board in a place where you can see it daily. Great locations include the back of your bedroom door, home office, refrigerator or a bulletin board. Take time to look at your board everyday; you’ll always be aware of your goals and dreams and be inspired to achieve them.

Time to own 2011!!

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