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You Goal Girl: How to Make a DIY Vision Board

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

By Olivia Addis, Blogger

For the longest time, I was always scared to set goals for myself because I was afraid of not reaching them. That’s not necessarily a bad thing to do; however, once I realized that I didn’t have to set unrealistic goals for myself, my outlook changed completely. Setting goals shouldn’t be scary because they can be personal, simple and enjoyable. When you set goals for yourself, it gets you thinking about what you would like to accomplish, which in result, reinforces motivation to actually get them done.

To me, goals revolve around your current position in life and where you want to see yourself from that point forward. When I finally began to set realistic goals for myself, I started small. I would make a list each day of things that I wanted to get done. Whether it was folding my laundry or finishing a discussion post for class, there is something so satisfying about crossing something off a list when it’s done.

Long-term goals don’t have to be intimidating, either. For me, personally, I would love to live in New York City one day. Yes, reaching that point makes me nervous but by setting that goal, I know that I have to work hard in order to achieve it. With that being said, here are some steps to create a vision board. Vision boards are super helpful to remind you of who you are and what you want to accomplish. If you make one or have one, be sure to post a picture and tag VARIANT on social media!


How to Make a DIY Vision Board

1. Decide what you want to accomplish in your life.

2. Choose images that you think represent those ideas.

3. Find old magazines and cut out photos that you resonate with.

4. Layer them together on a poster board of your choice.

5. Add phrases or words.

6. Glue everything together on the board.

7. Hang it up somewhere you will see it every day

8. Take a photo of it and post it to brag about how you’re being adult af.

Here is mine for reference:

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