Plan Your New Year’s Goals with Pinterest

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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.

This isn't your typical goal setting or resolution for the new year. Read all about setting your New Year's Goals with Pinterest on the blog.

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.
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Mission Accomplished

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!

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  1. Louise on December 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Great post 🙂 Makes me rethink how I will use pinterest this year.

    • Rhoda Toynbee on December 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      It’s a great way to make a “goal” board. I did it last year and loved it. This year I may have added a little to much…but I’m going to try to make it through it all 🙂

  2. Kim on December 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I never thought of using Pinterest in this way…it’s a great idea!

    • Rhoda Toynbee on December 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Kim! I love using Pinterest this way. This year I am also working to actually make or do some of the things I add to boards.

  3. Shelly Schmidt on December 31, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I have > 200 boards on Pintrest- a few ‘private’ where I put things I will go back to more often that the others……. I am very visual, so posting a note on my fridge or on the piano is where I will go- but love this idea : )
    Happy New Year!

    • Rhoda Toynbee on January 1, 2016 at 10:02 am

      That is a ton of boards! I keep private ones as well. I have journal/eye candy books that I keep things I love in as well. The problem with those is that I don’t have them somewhere I can access frequently to remind myself what I am working towards. I would like a cork board in my workspace someday as well 🙂

  4. Ching on January 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Brilliant idea Rhoda….like a vision board! Love it!! Happy New Year!

  5. Kim on January 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I rarely go to pinterest because, as you said, my pins just sit there. I like your fresh ideas here.

  6. Laurie on January 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Great post! I have heard of creating a vision board before but never thought to do it digitally on Pinterest! I will have to work on this in 2016.

  7. Kelly Santi on January 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Ohhh I have one of these! I actually cut and pasted it IRL using magazines – I’m a tactile person, gotta touch and feel it! I have it hanging on a canvas near my work space (that rickety wooden desk!) to remind me of what this crafty journey is all about! Great idea!

    • Rhoda Toynbee on January 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

      I have a handmade notebook that I cut and paste ideas into as well. Also very tactile, but I love having a place to save digital items as well. Addicted to Pinterest!! 🙂

  8. Lynn McAuley on January 3, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This is how I use Pinterest as well! It is a great help to me in reaching goals!

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