As the new year begins, many people are setting goals for their lives: career goals to advance in the workplace, fitness goals for their health and wellness, and personal goals for home and family. Writing down your goals can help you achieve them, but that isn’t the only way to turn your dreams into reality.
Creating a vision board is a wonderful way to “see” the goals you want to achieve in life. A vision board is a collage of images and words representing a person's wishes or goals with the purpose of serving as inspiration and motivation. I have done this a few different ways. One way to create a vision board is to go “old school” and clip out pictures from magazines and paste them on a large piece of paper or poster board. You can also do this digitally by finding images on the internet and creating an electronic vision board. Either way, just cut and paste images that speak to you, print out the final product, and hang it up where you will see it often. I personally prefer to split my board into three categories (e.g., family, work, and personal) with pictures representing goals in each category.
For example, maybe you would like to see yourself working out each day. Find images of workout equipment or a fitness symbol that resonates with you and paste it on your vision board. Maybe you want to finally take that dream vacation. Find images that represent the trip and paste them in the personal goals section. Do you see yourself in a new role in your career or want to switch careers all together? Search for an image that suits the role you desire and paste that picture on the board too.
It is important to hang this board somewhere you will see it everyday. For several years, my vision board hung in my closet. Now I put it in my yoga room. You should be able to look at it daily and “see” yourself in those roles, places, and experiences.
It is amazing how visualization helps goals come to fruition, so make sure you are taking time each day to visualize your goals. I hope you make every goal you set for yourself!
What I have learned: The mind is a powerful tool. Use it wisely.
Tania Farran is an educator, mom, business owner, and an author. Her blogs tell about balancing all of these things in life! Laugh or cry with her and maybe learn a thing or two.