You might have heard people talk about Vision Boards when they mention how they focus on their goals?
But have you ever wanted to create one for yourself too?
In this post and video I show you my current vision board and how I created it for my goals in this next stage of my life, and would love to hear about your own vision boards in the comments below.
// What is a Vision Board?
When you decide to get very specific on the types of goals you want to achieve in your life, a way to make sure you really feel like it is achievable is by having a visual representation for you to see easily in your home or on your belongings.
I have my vision board right beside my mirror in my bedroom, and it is one of the few things that catches my eye each time I get ready in the morning.
It can be a physical board that you pin words, pictures, thoughts, ideas or suggestions to OR it can even be on your phone as a collection of similar items.
// What do you include on your board?
Think of very specific parts of your life that you would want to have key goals.
You may even want to use my free Goal Setting Workbook to help you start to think about the next 6 months to 5-10 years ahead in your life and what you want to achieve.
Click on the picture below to get your free workbook to use at home.
It could be in life that you really want to be financially free from having to work – so you want to place an image on your board that shows you happy with your family and a lovely home in the background.
You could even put a picture of key words such as “Happiness” and “Joy” so that you know you want your days ahead to be focused on those words – it really is whatever you want.
Break down your ideal life goals around the key areas of your life:
- Contribution to the world
Also think about if you didn’t have to work for a living – what would truly make you happy and try to find pictures or works that would reflect feeling those emotions as if they had already happened.
// Write yourself a letter or journal about your goals and hopes for the future
A key factor of Goals and even a Vision board is to remember how it will feel when it happens.
Take time to write yourself in the future a letter, assuming that everyone has come true and happened for you, and being thankful for everything working out as you hoped.
Gratitude and remembering why you want these goals will help them solidify in your mind in the background.
// Use this Vision Board to create your Yearly and short term Goals
Goals without actions is useless.
You need to put the action to make these goals come to reality, and the only way to do this is to break down some short term goals to hit on the journey to the long game.
If you want to be healthier in the future and full of energy, make a goal to eat out less during the week ahead or even work out one more session.
Set a small goal for the next month or 6 months even ahead and work towards it now.
// Review regularly and update
Our goals change, and even we achieve them.
We underestimate what we can do in a year usually, with small steps forward each day towards our goals.
Be sure to regularly review what you are working towards and check you still want those goals.
I like to re-do my Vision board at least every year, even if it is just to remove items that have come to pass already.
Get used to the feeling that you achieve what you say you will and the joy it can bring to your life.