As a mom of a 2 year old, I think its easy for our vision to get shifted or lost and the days go by and June rolls around and you wonder, how the hell did 1/2 of the year go by and I got nothing accomplished?
I usually write down resolutions/ goals and I work super hard in those 365/6 days to achieve those goals I set forth to accomplish. From personal goals, to career goals, to weight loss achievements; I just write down a “what the heck do you want to accomplish this year” list and as the clock strikes 12, I just hit the timer and say GO! Unlike most, I think I do a good job at sticking to my goals and actually trying to accomplish them by the years end. I am sure, like others, I skip past most of them, but overall, I try to do a good job in completing them.
This year, I aimed to do a vision board. It was mostly career oriented as my love life went to shit in 2015, so I figured I wanted to focus on my career and setting that up, to hopefully let it lead me to a great guy.
What’s a vision board?
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. (Note that in our ultra digital age, you can also create vision boards to display on your computer screen and mobile devices. See below for a brief explanation of Vision Board Software.)
What is the point? Simply put, we humans tend to be a very busy species and constantly bombarded by distractions. Making use of vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to:
- Identify your vision and give it clarity.
- Reinforce your daily affirmations.
- Keep your attention on your intentions.
This googled definition sums it up. You grab a bunch of magazines and cut out images that express your vision of what you see in 2016. Mostly I saw, mommy blogging, loving myself, focusing on my son, building a brand, becoming organized etc.
This board is for you. So though most think they know the meaning of the images on my board, I beg to differ. Seeing a baby on my vision board represents a mommy blog and taking over the mommy industry, while many guessed it was me having another baby. So create the vision you see for you. Strategically plan and create something you can keep through the year and revisit for clarity and distinction.
Grab those scissors, crab a magazine and PLAN! I suggest grabbing some wine too. You may need it. Oh and also, have a variety of magazines to draw images out of. I used a ton of Architectural Digest, baby magazines, fashion mags, and furniture catalogs. This was very important to have an array of though spew out on my board.
Share your vision board with us when yours is complete. Happy planning in 2-0-1-6.