Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Resolutions/ Goals


Its that time again, the New Year is upon us already.  Its time for that activity that can seem boring, frustrating, scary, nerve wrecking.  You know that time where we sit down and write out goals, dreams, desires, thoughts, hopes, and all those little and big things we WANT to have happen this year.  Our New Year's Resolutions.  So here's some things to think about as you go through this process.  Things to write down in your journal or just write down on a piece of paper to figure out one's self and goals.

1. Write down 5 big things that happened in 2013 that were positive/ good.

2. Write down 5 little things that happened in 2013 that were positive/ good.

3. Write down 2 big things that happened in 2013 that were negative/ bad.

4. Write down 2 little things that happened in 2013 that were negative/ bad.

5. Make a list of 10-15 things you really want to do while here on Earth.

6. Make a list of 5 things you really want to do during 2014.


Have you ever heard of Vision Boards?  If you haven't let me enlighten you.  A vision board is basically your desires that you want for your life but printed in image form and glued onto a poster.  You start with something positive that is your Center or Bulls Eye, and then fill your poster with images that represent goals or desires that you want to accomplish, achieve, and or be successful in.  You can include words, but I highly recommend that they are simple, single words or simple phrases.  A quick quote or 2 is just fine as well.

A vision board can be in the form of a big foam core board poster, cork board, or a printed 8 1/2 x 11 paper, or whatever you chose.  It is personal, uplifting, happy, encouraging, and positive.  Something you would want to look at daily for that encouragement.

You can even host an activity with your co-workers, employees, family members, friends, roommates, students, children, Home school group, Mommy Play Group, Teammates etc.  Get everyone you care about involved in this fun activity of creating a vision board, and then keep track of how you do, so this time next year look back and see what was accomplished.

49 comments:

  1. Great but you are late. I did my goals set by now but not the easy way as you describe, your article is very informative and interesting.

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    1. I know we're late, but for something like this it takes time.

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  2. I love the idea of a vision board. What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks got it from the inspirational movie The Secret.

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  3. I have done vision boards in the past, and they can be very helpful. Though I tend to avoid 'resolutions' because it's been beat to death, I do make sure to evaluate my year past, and to plan for the year to come. I do this by setting little goals and building a timeline.

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    1. That's why we suggested vision boards because I don't like the word resolution or goals either.

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  4. This is a great idea. I've never seen this before. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, I got this from the inspirational movie The Secret 7 years ago.

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  5. I love this!!! I have never heard of this list but I am going to explore this. I have had a vision board for years but recently I made a mind movie!! Please check it out http://bit.ly/DrReneeMindMovie

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  6. I've heard of vision boards, but I've never made one myself. My kids get an extra day off from school tomorrow because of snow. We may just have to work on a vision board together with our extra day off.

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  7. Oh the vision boards are such a great idea! I should look into doing one myself, and having the kids do one too. Thank you so much for the idea!

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    1. Good luck, we'd love to have you share what you do.

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  8. Great idea. I might do something like that with my little monster at home.

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    1. It could even just be fun images he or she likes from a magazine.

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  9. Great idea! I love this so much. Thanks!! :)

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  10. I like the idea of a vision board. I've never made one for myself but have saw a few that were really creative.

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    1. You can be as simple or creative as you want.

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  11. I love vision boards! I achieved almost everything on my one from last year!

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  12. Vision boards are fun.
    But maybe a should downsize that Audi R8 vision.

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    1. These were just examples that I got from online, but at the same time everyone has different goals.

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  13. Vision Boards Great well there is something we can add to our homeschool wall

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    1. Yes its a highly effective encouraging tool for Home schoolers. I can't wait to do this with my kids each year they grow.

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  14. I like the idea about vision board. I think I could use this, it's a good visual aid for planning and achieving your goals!

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  15. So I am reading through your list and then the "what do you want to do in your life" comes up and BAM overload! . . . . But then I thought that if I did think big and dream big, I would certainly open my life up to living larger and accomplishing more. I should do the vision boards with my kids!!!

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    1. I wrote this because I felt like life was too mundane, so big and bright is what a vision board is.

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  16. it's just a great idea.. perfect for little ones.. wonderful way to plan and achieve your goals
    Thanks for sharing

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  17. I have a vision board which reminds me I need to make some changes to it. Al lot has change since I created it. believe it or not I've attained a few of the things that I had on my vision board.

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    1. That's great. I need to update mine too.

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  18. I stopped making resolutions because I have never been able to keep them. But I do like this idea though!

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    1. Its really fun to make and see throughout the year. I saw a friend of mine who had one for 3 years and accomplished everything within that time.

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  19. I love your method! I never made any resolutions on the chime of the clock but I might have a look again now!

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  20. I made mine yesterday and it felt really good. I put it in a sleeve protector and it sits at the front of my binder that I am using to track this year's goals.

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    1. That's an awesome idea, I never thought about that. I'll have to try it.

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  21. how nice! this is something I would like to do every year...thanks for this!

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  22. I have the perfect spot for a vision board above my desk. I might have to try that. Thank you!

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  23. I've done visual boards before but didn't work for me, it's probably just me. I usually just write them down on the paper. Thank you for the tips! :)

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    1. Everyone takes things differently, maybe for you goals can't be seen in a visual manner.

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  24. Just finished ours and we keep them as our screen savers on our computer. These are fairly successful for us. We're dreaming big this year. Thanks for posting.

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  25. I'm thinking of creating my own visual board for my goals this year :) really hope it can help me reach my goal for 2014

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    1. Its worth trying and seeing if it does or doesn't.

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