I can’t believe it’s already July! Where has the time gone? Recently, I was flipping through my journal and stumbled across my New Year resolutions. If my December 31st self had any inkling of what 2020 might have held, I’m sure those resolutions would have been very different. That got me thinking – what if I revamped my resolutions? The year isn’t over. There’s still six months left, and I want to make the most of it! In order to dwell on what I want out of my mid-year resolutions, I decided to make a vision board! I’ll be elaborating briefly on the meaning behind my vision board and giving some prompts to get you thinking about your own as well as some tips to making the actual board. 

Let’s dive into the process. You’ll need magazines and photos to cut up as well as some decorations such as stickers and washi tape. If you’re feeling really creative, you can also use paint, watercolor, or any other artistic embellishments. You’ll also need a plain piece of paper to act as the base for the vision board. If you’re feeling extra, you can also get a frame so that the finished board can be proudly displayed and be a reminder. In addition to this, you’ll also need some scissors and glue. I’d recommend manicure scissors if you have them to help cut around the tricky edges. As for glue, I’d also advise using a glue stick rather than a glue bottle because the liquid can wrinkle thin magazine paper. 

The best part of this project is that there are no rules! You’re in charge of coming up with your goals, and you can represent them however you please. If you didn’t make resolutions at the turn of the year, no worries! If you aren’t where you want to be with your goals, then you’re a lot like me, and it’s okay to revamp them to meet your needs. Here are some questions to get you thinking about what you want to achieve in the next six months:

  • Where are you lacking? Relationships? Health? 
  • What’s something you’ve always wanted to try? Dream big! Do something crazy! 
  • How can you develop your strengths?
  • Can you change out a bad habit for a good one? For example, if you know that you drink too much cherry coke (Me!), swap it out for a glass of water.

These questions are just to get you thinking. If you’re feeling stuck, read on to find out what I chose for my vision board!

  • The makeup and perfume bottle in the upper left hand corner is representative of my desire to spend more time on self-care. I want to do one activity a week to take care of myself. It might be a facemask, aromatherapy (hence the perfume bottle), or treating myself to a favorite snack.
  • Next up, the marathon runners. This was one of my original resolutions. I want to run a half marathon, and I’m scheduled for one in August. Fingers crossed that it still happens! My vision board is a great reminder to keep my eye on the prize and stay consistent with my training. It isn’t always enjoyable, but I’m working through it with the help of my favorite music. 
  • The flowers are a reminder to take care of my plants because I usually forget to water them… Oops! 
  • I glued on a pair of glasses as a symbol to stay on top of my school-from-home and keep my GPA above 3.5 for the next semester. 
  • The hanging clothes represent my goal to experiment with my style. I’m always on the hunt for new pieces to add to my wardrobe. 
  • During quarantine, I realized how much I missed my friends, and this inspired me to make more of an effort to call them, hence the telephone in the upper right corner. 
  • Lastly, I included a cup of coffee and some yogurt because I want to eat breakfast. Yes, yes, I know it’s the most important meal of the day, but I’m always in a rush to get out the door to class or to work. 

And there you have it – a goal board! The team at L. Royalty as well as myself would love to see your mid-year resolutions boards, so post them on social media for us to have a look! 

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