So how do I manifest the life I want with Pinterest? To quote The Minimalist I first “get very clear on my values.” Knowing exactly what I want my life to feel, look, and my why behind it is essential to manifesting the life you want no matter how you do it. Once I did that, I carefully created boards that would attract not only what I want in my life for the future, but also for my business and personal interests. That I have intertwined into a weave that is the Milan Arielle Production's Pinterest profile page.
Pinterest suggests having as many boards with as many pins as possible to increase your page visibility among other Pinner's. However for the sake of pure curation, I only save pins that I absolutely HAVE to save, images without even an ounce of doubt depict what I am envisioning in my mind. It is hard to explain, but when you see it you should know. There have even been times when I have scrolled past an image that I thought was not worthy, but as I kept scrolling all I could think of was that image so that meant I had to save it for a board. The same goes for the boards that harbor the pins. I have some boards that are private and don’t really correlate with my business or values but are used for more personal and recreational reasons, not intended for anyone but me. Not for any obscene reason other than I like for somethings to be kept sacred and private just for me. Among my private boards include my previous Pin likes that Pinterest put into a board a couple of updates back. As well as a Screenshot board that again Pinterest created when I’ve taken screenshots of pins for a hair reference. However the two private pages that I've actually created include a Work Outfits Inspo board and my most intentional board of all, my MAP Visualization Board. With the the MAP Visualization board I treat it just like a vision board for my career and business; Milan Arielle Productions. Adding pins that both inspire me as well as images and links to videos and articles that spark my why with people I aspire to. So if I am ever lacking motivation or need inspiration I can go to that board. One of my favorite features of each Pinterest board is their option to browse similar pins if you get bored looking over the ones that you have saved in the board. This allows you to gain similar imagery to what you were looking for, though they may not be save worthy it is always worth a look to see if there will be. If not a creative flare at least can be easily lit.
Pinterest has given me the space to organize and collect all of my thoughts into a perfectly curated gallery display, and when I scroll down the length of boards I’ve created. It is so aesthetically pleasing it almost feels like a bite size glimpse into my personality. The best way I have been able to manifest the life I want through Pinterest has been a combination of current, future, and past cherished experiences based boards. My current interest and values in life: Sustainability, Nature, Beauty etc...My future and desires: A home, creative project ideas, and recipes to make. And my past cherished experiences: travels and poems that commemorate a certain mood. Along with all that, I give back. I am a big believer that you can’t just take without giving back. So I have boards showcasing my work, cell phone photos taken, feels had in places I have visited or lived. It is actually a nice validation and reflection of your taste and style. It is also nice to see that others all around the World also love the imagery that you share on the platform across the array of categories and niches that exist on Pinterest.
Before I knew it, I looked up one day and realized that most of the things that are across my boards have come to fruition in my life. In my Future Home board I have tiny homes with gardens and green plants littered around them, and now I sit typing this in a tiny home with plants all around me. I’ve become healthier and conscious in each consumer decision I make and I attribute some of my success in my goals to Pinterest. What seems like such a simple social media concept has had a great impact on how I live my life. I hope sharing how I use Pinterest as a tool to organize my life goals and values can help you gain insight on how to make small decisions today to help achieve the life you want in the future.
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