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New Year’s Resolutions, Intentions, and Manifestations - 5 Ideas for a Magical New Year

New Year’s is more than just a date on the calendar, it’s a time to celebrate new beginnings and focus on the future. Two of the most common New Year’s traditions are setting goals and making resolutions. The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions can actually be traced back to ancient Babylon, where historical records show that Babylonians would hold celebrations and make promises to the gods. If these promises were kept, they believed the gods would aid them during the year ahead.

This practice of making resolutions has only grown over time. The collective focus on new beginnings during the New Year has made it into an energetically favorable time for supporting new endeavors, mindsets, and lifestyles. It also doesn’t hurt that New Year’s falls within the astrological season of Capricorn, the zodiac sign known for ambition, persistence, and achievement.

If you’re ready to set some goals for the New Year, continue reading to learn about five metaphysical practices that can give your New Year’s resolutions, intentions, and manifestations a little energetic boost.

1. Create A Vision Board

Vision boards are more than a Pinterest aesthetic, they are an incredible manifestation method for bringing your dreams into reality. A vision board is essentially a collage of images, words, or objects that represent a person’s goals, wishes, or desires. These can be tangible goals, but they can also represent a particular energy or feeling that you want to embody or bring into your life. For example, if a person wants to embody a more confident version of themselves, their vision board might feature photos from occasions where they felt proud or lyrics from a song that makes them feel empowered.

When you create a vision board, you are working in harmony with the energy of imagination and creativity. An important aspect of creating a vision board is to believe in all possibilities, rather than getting bogged down by limited thinking or excessive pragmatism. Vision boards can simultaneously excite, inspire, and motivate you to take the necessary steps toward your goal, as well as provide a clear idea to the universe about what you desire. So especially if you enjoy crafts, create a vision board for the New Year!