The last day of 2012. Wow. This has been an amazing year…a lot of change and a lot of growing.
Now I’m looking ahead and am so excited about what God is going to do this year – with Him life is always an adventure!
Before each New Year, I’ve started a tradition of making a vision board. It’s fun to do and I love looking at a visual that reminds me of my goals every day.
Here’s part of mine for this year…
The pictures all mean different things to me…for example, the girl taking a picture at the top symbolizes that I want to get better at photography this year. That’s the fun thing about vision boards, you find pictures and words from old magazines or papers that “speak” to you and then get all art crazy.
I had so much fun I covered an empty notebook and covered it with mac-tac. This will probably be where I put my written goals.
I also write out a long “master list” of everything I want to get done in a year. It’s specific and each goal is something I know I can attain. Setting goals (not resolutions – hate the word!) is really important. Think about all the goals you made and didn’t make last year, and ask yourself why it did and didn’t work. From there, you can come up with a plan to make all your goals a reality!
Here are a few things from my “master list”:
- Learn about essential oils and how to use them
- Be able to do a yoga headstand
- Spend more time in God’s Word
- Go to a blogging conference
After I have my long list, I put it where I can see it every day. Then, at the first of every month I take a few things from the main list onto a monthly list and put that on my wall. From there, I take an item or two and put it on my daily to-do list when it works for me. It’s rare that I don’t finish a year with most of my goals completed…and yes, I’m a list-o-holic. For more tips on setting goals and keeping motivated, check out last year’s New Year post!
Since I’m a blogger, I also compiled a yearly list of my goals for Colourful Palate on a separate list. I got this amazing blog planner from Click It Up a Notch (a fabulous photography blog) and I cannot tell you how much of a blessing it is. I write down all my blog post ideas, web analytics, info for companies I work with, scheduled posts, deadlines…in short, EVERYTHING. The download is barely anything ($12) and I feel like a huge burden rolled off of my shoulders when I got all this info down into one binder. I’m organized, feel in control, and have less on my mind. I carry this with me everywhere now. I highly recommend this!
I’m also starting the New Year with a fresh leaf physically…I’m going to do Philosophie’s 5-day cleanse to kick off 2013 right! I’d love to have you join me in the fun – you can do this detox anytime! The next post will be all about that…I love starting the New Year fresh with clean, pure eats!
Hope your last year was amazing and that 2012 is ten times more amazing! God bless!
What are some of your goals for the New Year? Did you complete most of your goals from last year? Do you make vision boards?
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