Vision boards can be super effective but in order for them to work they have to be planned and do some work prior to starting your board.
Here are 3 things you can do prior to making yours to get you in the right direction.
REFLECT ON ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS FROM THIS YEAR.
A lot of things happen over the course of 1 year. If you consider social media alone, millions of things happen over the course of 1 day.
Take a moment to reflect on what has happened in your life in the past year.
- What did you accomplish?
- What did you do that made you proud this year?
- What did you try and fail at?
Answering these questions and taking inventory will help you what you need to build on.
THINK ABOUT THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR LIFE AND GOALS IN THE NEXT YEAR. THINK BIG, WE WILL DECONSTRUCT AND PLAN LATER.
Remember that if you are not happy with something in your life. YOU are in control and can change it.
One way to support yourself and move forward is to have affirmations, quotes, your vision board to keep you on track and on the right mindset.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DIFFERENT?
No matter who you are, where you are or how successful you are, everyone knows at least ONE THING they want to change about themselves.
Maybe you want to…
Finally get your side hustle off the ground.
Spend more time with family and friends.
Strengthen your marriage.
- Lose weight.
Things that make you unhappy are KEYS in determining where to go next.
Once you understand exactly what you want to change, you can do the real work figuring out HOW you will change it.
The beauty of a vision board is that it’s a constant reminder that you can change direction and that you GET TO CHOOSE your next destination. You get to create the life you want and set specific goals then plan them backwards to achieve them.
Now that you have completed that work it’s time to create YOUR board with YOUR goals.
ANSWER THIS TO GUIDE YOUR BOARD.
Clipping cute quotes and pictures is fun BUT having a goal in mind prior to starting will make it an EFFECTIVE vision board.
Your goal could be…
Expanding on your past success
Changing something that’s making you unhappy
Getting rid of barriers holding you back from living your best life
ONLY when you have a clearly defined goal can you be strategic about finding the visuals to put on your vision board to serve that goal.
What does your best self look like? This can be who you want to become or who you are when you are your best. Physically, emotionally, financially, etc.
What goals will help you become that person?
What actions will help you achieve those goals?
Gather images that represent your vision, goals, and actions. If you are looking for a digital vision board here are a few free templates for you to use DOWNLOAD HERE