my 2022 vision board + why you should make yours

Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been trying to keep up with posting, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job. Today I’ll be showing you my 2022 vision board, how I made it, and why you should make one too.

This is my 2022 vision board (the little spots are covering up a personal photo)

  1. I first chose a color scheme to make my vision board cohesive. I chose a light beige, green, and white.

These are some colors close to my vision board.

2. Figure out what you want to be in 2022

This is basically making goals.

  • I added pictures of journaling because I want to do more of that in 2022.
  • I added pictures of Paris because I’ve been there once and it’s my favorite place I’ve ever been to.
  • I added some smoothie / acai bowls, and oatmeal bowls because I think they taste super good.
  • I added pictures of flexibility / working out because those are things I want to focus on in 2022.
  • Then I filled the rest of the collage with inspo quotes, these really cute nails, and some cute outfits.

3. Find photos that have your goals and color scheme

This step is pretty explanatory lol.

4. Open up Canva or a Google Slide

If you don’t want use Canva, you can also use a Google Slide. I’d recommend using Canva because there are filters, but I’ll get back into that later.

5. Use a filter

I’d like to thank Diary Of A Daydreamer for mentioning that Canva has filters, because I wouldn’t have known if she hadn’t said that lol. I linked her post where she described her vision board. I used the filter called Fresco.

This makes everything match, just like she said.

why should i make one?

  • You can have a visual reminder of your goals whenever you open your computer
  • They’re super fun to make
  • You can get inspo from other people’s vision boards

And a soo many more!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you next week!

4 steps on how to achieve your new year’s resolutions + goodbye willowy thoughts

Hey y’all! Welcome back to beautiful days. I hope you’re having a great week! My posts are now going to go out on Fridays! So, look out for new posts every Friday at 8 am Eastern Time.

1. write your goals down

This is a super important step to achieving your goals. If you write them down you can remember them. I like to take a notebook and write everything that I need on a daily basis in it, like morning + evening routines, workouts, to do lists, etc. Another thing I would suggest while writing your goals down is to make your page of goals aesthetic. This way, you will be happy and pleased whenever you look at your resolutions.

If you don’t have a journal, or prefer the digital route, I’d recommend using Canva, so you can still make you list colorful. Canva has thousands of amazing templates, or you can even make your own with graphics!

A thing I like to do while writing them down is to write my how, but I’ll get more in depth during the next step.

2. remember your how

What is a how? It’s a lot of things lol. But in this case, it’s three things / strategies / methods to make your resolutions come true. For example, if your resolution was to run 3 x a week, your how’s could be start at half a mile and go farther every month, ask a friend to run with you, and reward yourself with some chocolate or Netflix every week you hit your goal.

With the how system, you’re not only motivated to reach your goal, but you have extra solutions to get to it.

3. make a vision board

Vision boards are so fun to make! Hannah @ Diary of a Daydreamer has a really great post explaining how to make one.

Put all of your resolutions, (in picture form) onto a collage and put it as your Laptop wallpaper. If you don’t use a computer put it as your iPad or iPhone wallpaper. And, if you’re feeling extra crafty, you can print all the pictures out, glue them together, and put them somewhere you look a lot. Plus it’s bonus room decor, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

I think having a visual reminder of your goals + resolutions is really important, because your vision board, in a way I like to think about it, is really your dream or ideal self. Somebody who we really want to be.

4. motivation

This step is a little different than our other steps. Everybody has bad days. Days with drama, days where something really, really bad happens, or just days where you just really want to stay in bed.

On these days, we still need to find the positives and stay motivated. Lots of times, successful people are asked “how did you get everything done,” or “how were you productive all the time?” But I think the real answer that we need is to be motivated on our off days. We need to get out of bed, and do the things we need to be done even when we don’t feel like it. I’m not saying to push yourself and burn ourself out, rest days are important, but resting everyday isn’t important.

Thank y’all so much for reading, I really hope you enjoyed today’s post + I’ll see you next Friday. I have some ideas for posts and I’m hoping to get back into my schedule, but if there’s anything you’d like to see comment down below.

I used to do shoutouts, so if you’re new around here, or you just haven’t gotten one yet, please comment down below your blog address!

So as you probably saw from the title, willowy thoughts is not gonna happen anymore. It’s too much, and it wasn’t that fun either. So yea.

5 things that will keep you organized in the new year

Hey, y’all! It’s been a while. Sorry about that. Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year too! I’m writing this on New Year’s Eve, but I doubt this post will go out tonight.

So, today I’ll be sharing some things + ideas that will keep us all organized this year.

  1. a morning routine

If you don’t have a morning routine, I don’t know what you’re doing. Morning routines, morning rituals, morning plans, whatever you want to call them, are essential to keeping a clear mind, and they also keep you organized. You can have a simple morning routine, or it can be pretty complex. I normally stay on the simpler side, but you should do whatever works best for you. The most important part about morning routines is that they change. You should be flexible with them.

I don’t do my morning routine every morning. I do it most mornings, but sometimes I need that extra sleep. You shouldn’t expect yourself to do your morning routine every morning, because that’s pretty unrealistic, in my opinion. But if it’s not for you, go for it! Right now, my morning routine consists of

  • waking up (obviously)
  • drinking some water
  • brushing my teeth
  • doing my skincare
  • making my bed
  • making a to do list
  • stretching
  • getting dressed, doing my hair, and over all just getting ready
  • making my breakfast and eating

I’m on winter break right now, so after breakfast, I do a workout, then shower, but when I get back in school, I won’t be able to do that.

2. using a planner or bullet journal

This is essential. I’ll probably say that with all of these lol, but this just keeps me so much more organized. Whether you go the digital route or go with a traditional handheld planner doesn’t matter. I got a new planner from my friend for Christmas, and it’s really nice.

If you want to go the digital route, I’d reccomend Notion. I recently started using Notion, and I think the best part is how customizable it is. There’s plenty of amazing templates on the website, but if you look templates up on Google, lots of people make them, and you can probably find some more aesthetic templates.

3. keeping your devices organized

We live in 2021 (2022 now). Devices are a big part of our life. There are many wonderful things about electronics, but they can get cluttered. So keep your device clean. On the first of every month, I clean out my devices, delete photos I don’t need, and organize everything.

4. waking up earlier + going to bed earlier

Sleep is one of the best parts of life. (Does anyone feel the same way, or is it just me???) But I’m a morning person. On the weekdays I’m up by 6:00 am and the weekends by 7:00 am. That’s why I go to bed earlier so I can have the energy to wake up. Sleep is really important for our mental and physical health. So sleep enough y’all. ;)))

5. taking a break when you need one

Resting is very important. Probably more important then being productive. Definetly more important. If you’re productive all the time, you’ll just get burnt out! And that’s never good. Taking rest days and self care days are about the best thing you can do for yourself!

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an amazing day! See y’all soon!

wrapping up

today’s shoutouts go to

nobody, because I don’t know who to shoutout.