Sticking to your Vision

I’m sure there are a few of you who think vision boards are just a fad. I promise you, they work (if you use them correctly). A vision board is a collage (digital or not) that is comprised of different images that will depict what you want in life for the following year. In December of 2018, I said I wanted to do a vision board. Now, I tried this before and failed miserably. I didn’t take it seriously and didn’t follow through with my goals.

2019 was MY YEAR. I claimed it. I knew it. I spoke it into existence.

And that it was. I accomplished majority of what I put on my vision board and then some. My focus was ME. As a new(er) mom, I didn’t want to lose who I was prior to becoming a mom. I gained weight, stopped working out, wasn’t focused on myself mentally and taking care of myself. In 2018, self care wasn’t in my vocabulary anymore when it definitely needed to be.

Making a vision board may sound like a lot of work but these ideas well help you reach success on creating your vision board.


  • Host a vision board party – Have a girls’ (or couples) night in, get some champagne, wine, favorite libations, food, all the works and have at it. It is a good time with friends while still doing a fun project to help achieve your goals. Your best bet is to tell every guest to bring 5-10 magazines that way you will have more magazines to select various images and phrases.
  • Send out text or email invites – Why add more stress to your life by mailing out invites? Just shoot a quick text or email to your fave friends and get the word out but make sure it isn’t too many people!
  • Shop smart – You won’t need much at all. A couple glue sticks, scissors, poster board and maybe a few stickers with motivational phrases. Last year I did my vision board on a bulletin board I already had and the kicker is that I will be able to use the same one each year.
  • Cut out all images and phrases before gluing or pinning – This will allow you to see the actual vision before it comes to life.
  • Don’t go overboard – Leave some blank space. Too much clutter on your board may bring too much clutter in your life and that’s we are trying to avoid right?
  • Be open – Understand after your board is complete that not all goals may happen within that year. And that is okay!
  • Share your vision – Let your friends know what your vision and goals are for the new year. It’s okay to share because your friends can hold you accountable in the future because they are aware of what you are striving for.

I hope these simple tips help you in completing your vision board for 2020.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Monique Douglas
Monique is a single mother to her 2 year old daughter Maisyn. She was born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate from St. Joseph’s Academy then attended and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication. She also has a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training. Monique is employed at H&E Equipment Services as an Instructional Designer. She has been coaching cheerleading for over 10 years and handles communication for Louisiana Cheer Force. Monique enjoys shopping, spending time with her daughter and doing Yoglates which is all talked about on her blog,


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