Sometimes, you just have to go back to what used to work, and make it work again. All through high school and college, I created collages, now called vision boards, of what I wanted to achieve and where I wanted to be with my life. My friends and I decorated our notebooks with these collages, made posters to hang in our dorms, and openly shared what our goals were. We were all very supportive of one another and helped each other to achieve our goals.
Then, somewhere along the way, I got lost. I stopped dreaming about what could be, and begrudgingly shuffled through my days. The joy in goal setting and striving for something new was lost.
However, after a lot of thought and reflection during the last few weeks, I decided to give vision boards a whirl again, creating a vision board for both my personal life, as well as for my business.
Personal Vision Board
As a mom, I often go to the bottom of my to do list. In 2016, I’m putting myself back on the list. My personal goals are to get healthy, try PiYo, celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary, celebrate my 20th high school reunion, save money to pay down our debts, budget for a few long weekend trips, read more for myself (maybe a book a month), get organized, and try to be better tomorrow than I was today.
Professional Vision Board
My theme for 2016 is success. Happily Homegrown is my business and I need to treat it like one. I need to make an income between this blog and my other side projects. There are brands that I want to work with, books I want to read, and the Elite Blog Academy course that I need to finish. In September, I will be going to Bloggy Con for the third consecutive year, which is always a great opportunity to network and recharge my professional batteries.
Create Your Own Vision Board in 4 Easy Steps:
- Decide if you will be creating your vision board electronically or using a poster board. Gather your supplies – laptop, printer, magazines, scissors, glue stick, poster board, etc. If you are going to use a poster board, you will want to physically clip out words and images that match your goals, inspire you, or speak to you in some way. If you are going the electronic route, save those images to a file on your computer.
- Begin laying our your collage! Get rid of any images or clippings that no longer feel like they fit.
- Glue it all down. Flatten your electronic files. Add text or decorations to make your vision board feel like you.
- Hang your vision board where you will be able to see it each day. Posters can be hung on a closet door or in an office, while smaller electronic vision boards can be set as the background on your computer screen, or printed out and hung in your home or office.
Give it a try! Visualize your goals, and you will be unstoppable!