Host a Vision Board Party

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My tradition of creating an annual vision board started around 3 years ago. My friend Alexis and I somehow got into the idea and each year she would come over for brunch and vision board creating. We’d sip mimosas while we cut out inspiring words, phrases, and pictures- and then glue everything down on our large poster boards. And no, vision boards aren’t just adult collages with champagne involved- they can be inspiring and motivating.

This year, my dear friend Alexis moved and I was sad that we’d miss our annual meetup. But I was happy that another friend said she wanted to host one, so I grabbed a huge stack of magazines and headed over.

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We created a simple spread of brunch items- bagels, donuts, pasta salad- and of course mimosas. With the magazines piled high on a table in the living room, we cheered to the new year.

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Then the cutting began. Having magazines of different topics is a great way to get plenty of inspiration- travel, food, beauty, family, fitness, etc. Cut out what speaks to you- even if you’re not sure why at the time. Photos can also represent something to you- it doesn’t need to be obvious. It’s also great to share things that might not be for you, but you think someone else might want to add to their goals.

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As you create a board each year, you’ll realize the differences from year to year. Some years you might notice a focus more on mental health, some travel, sometimes finances,  or fitness. Don’t feel like you need 100 goals, take the time to focus on a few goals at a time. It’s a great way to ensure sticking to them and getting them accomplished.

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This year I noticed a lot more travel and happiness on my board. Some encouraging words that apply to different aspects of my life, visuals that represent things that make me happy- like hosting dinner parties and exposing others to what I love.

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Whether you create a vision board at home alone or with a large group of women- I highly recommend it. Place the board near your desk, your mirror- anywhere that you can see it each day and feel inspired.

Cheers to the new year!

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