It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions but tough to keep them. According to Psychology Today, the average American abandons New Year intentions within six weeks of the beginning of the year. This year, instead of vowing to do better, I’m reimagining a new vision board for the new year.
I haven’t read Rhonda Bryne’s book The Secret (it came out in 2006), but the idea of the best-seller revolves around the law of attraction. Online sources tell Russian occultist Helena Blavatsky first used the term “law of attraction” in print in 1877. The idea is by focusing on the positive results; you can manifest those same thoughts in real life. I like to think I’m doing that with my vision board.
Just the process of cutting out words and photos that represent your vision is therapeutic. I try to choose descriptive adjectives from the pages of magazines that jump out speaking to the essence of where I want to be and how you perceive myself. The second part is keeping the board before your eyes to stay focused on where you need to be and how to get there. I keep mine in a binder that I can easily review daily.
Ringing in the new year brings a fresh reminder to stay focused on my health, as well as my short and long-term goals for the year. I find the writing down my dreams and desires helps me to remain centered.
It takes 21 days to develop a habit, according to self-help author Maxwell Maltz in his 1960s book, Psycho-Cybernetics. There is no magic number to establish a routine. You only make changes by being consistent and determined.
The vision board principle helps me to manage my personal and professional objectives since I still work full-time. It’s an excellent tool to help manifest your goals through visualization with vision boards.
As you can see on my vision board, I do include mostly goals for The Age of Grace, but there are also goals I’d like to hit for work as well as health and exercise. What about you? Do you have any resolutions? Have you ever utilized a vision board? Do share in the comments section.
Thank you for reading. Have a fabulous, stylish, and healthy week.