How to Plan Your New Year’s Goals with Pinterest
It’s always there. That impending “resolution list” for the new you in the new year. Blah. I’m all about setting goals, but really the time of year or the date should not be what determines your happiness, goal orientation, or drive to try something new. This year I am setting up my New Year’s Goals with Pinterest.
Most of the time we pin ideas and then sit there. Waiting. Never to be used or seen again. What if you actually used that visual space to create your dream board? Or your bucket list?
If you are like most pinners, you have started the board with your dream room. And the board with the perfect menu. I’m talking about a board that you pin your hopes and desires on. A board where you pin the things you want to accomplish. It could be over a lifetime, just for the upcoming year, or in the next few month. That part is up to you. Creating a board with visual representations of your goals will help you keep yourself organized and on task.
Common resolutions that make the list are usually (in no particular order):
- weight loss or a fitness routine of some sort
- better budgeting
- cleaner eating
- finding a way to quit a bad habit
- starting a hobby
- traveling somewhere
- take a class
I have a mix of things like this on my goal board. I also add things I want to learn, items I want to purchase (usually bigger ticket things), and activities I want to try. Last year it was a new dirt bike and paddle boards as well as trying a new career path.
Creating a visual representation of what you want and what your goals you have set in the upcoming months helps you manifest your dreams. Pinning visual representations of the things you want to accomplish onto a Pinterest board and then checking back in with yourself and your progress once in awhile is like journaling or writing things down. It’s a proven fact that you are more likely to accomplish something if you declare it in writing in a positive way. Personally, I feel it’s the visual aspect of this that helps you retain your goal and work toward it. Pictures on a board (even virtually) do the same thing.
What boards can you create to track your New Year’s Goals with Pinterest? Feel free to share a link to your board in the comments. I’d love to see what you have decided to focus on for the upcoming year!