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A New Outlook for 2017: Setting Intentions and Vision Boards

2016 was a year that many found exceptionally hard, myself included.  But with the beginning of 2017 here now, I am eager to set out on a new journey and transform into a better version of myself. 

I am always full of big ideas and intentions but I don’t always have the best motivation and follow through.  For the past few months I have been reading more on setting intentions regularly and sending them out into the Universe.  For our household, full and new moons can occasionally cause havoc on our moods, attitudes and sleep, so I thought since we are so connected with the moon phases, the new moon at the end of December was a good place to start.  

I wrote down my intentions for January as well as my bigger goals for all of 2017. When I finally had a quiet moment late in the evening, I dimmed the lights, sat on the floor, took a few deep breaths and read all of my new intentions out loud. It felt odd to be talking out loud to myself but I could feel the confidence building as I read out my list. 

In the days that followed, I had so many positive images, goals, ideas, etc. floating around in my head! I picked up a few new journals to start the new year off fresh and the idea of a vision board flashed in my mind, so I took to Pinterest for inspiration.  

A New Outlook for 2017: Setting Intentions and Vision Boards


I have a couple of big goals for the coming year and early next, and if I don’t stay on track throughout the year, I won’t complete them.  I thought maybe the constant reminder and motivation of a vision board would keep me moving in the right direction. This article on Huffington Post seems to agree and really, how can staying positive and motivated be a bad thing?

I have been compiling pictures of places I want to visit, healthy habits I want to incorporate into my daily life and fun things I experienced with the girls last year that I want to continue doing with them like camping and exploring nature.   Interspersed with the pictures will be words and phrases that really resonate with me at this time in my life. 

A New Outlook for 2017: Setting Intentions and Vision Boards

I’ll spend a few more days compiling images and I hope to have my new vision board up and motivating us by the weekend.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see my finished product! 

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