New Year, New Goals. Only a tad late.

New Year, New Goals. Only a tad late. new years resolutions and vision board

Welcome 2021! Okay, so I’m aware it isn’t technically the absolute start of the year but in a pandemic what is time anyway? Cue my new years resolutions combined with a rather extravagant vision board.

A complete lack of motivation in the past few months has left me ignoring pretty much everything. The pages of to do lists I have written and all the new Pinterest saves don’t stand a chance of ever becoming a reality. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling this way. In fact, I’d put money on not being on my own here.

We might all be stuck in a world that is still on its arse but time is still passing by so we might as well try to make the most of it.

At some point between lockdowns when you could be at work fairly normally, me and a couple of friends did the 16 personality test in a bit of office down time. It was intended to be light entertainment but it turned out to be surprisingly accurate and enlightening. In a nutshell, I’m a visual learner with a very short attention span to anything that will help make my future dreams a reality. I would highly recommend anyone reading this to give it a try.

What else is there to do when you have excess time and limited motivation? Create an elaborate vision board of new years resolutions? Definitely.

The Steps

  1. Paint an old picture frame. I went with a very basic white acrylic that was hanging out in the garage. Not the right medium and not quite the finish I had imagined, but it’s fine.
  2. Wrap a selection of different twines to create a very crude spider web. I had a couple of different weights lying around from questionable Christmas decorations.
  3. Do a bit of cutting and sticking of images or text for prompts. I started with a huge list of things I want to do but this process helped me narrow down what the important things are to focus on immediately. This does leave plenty of space to add and change things which feels like a great way to run a focus board.

Initially I had a very elaborate plan for different formats of physical pins but then I realised this risked turning it into a procrastination project. Keep it simple. Get it done.

“Good is better than perfect” has popped onto my radar a few times recently and it is very fitting. This project in itself I’ve been putting off because I wanted it to be ‘perfect’. Chasing that, in my experience, doesn’t lead to anything at all. Life is messy, but if you never try anything you also never achieve anything.

Fingers crossed this is going to give me a much needed daily prompt to get my arse into gear. I have ever tried vision boarding before. Clearly. The impact it may have will be intriguing to see. A little research could be in order, but that could also be hedging back into procrastination.

I’d love to hear what you’re doing to keep yourself motivated and on top of your goals!

H x