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I’m so glad you decided to learn how to make a vision board to achieve your 2020 goals! But first…
Happy New Year! Not only is it a new year, it’s a new decade and time for some goal setting. I’m all for speaking things into existence, so I made a vision board for my 2020 goals.
A vision board is a visual representation of the things you want to have in your life and how you plan to get there. I am a big fan of doing this yearly as it is a good indicator as to where you are now and what you are able to achieve within a year.
I highly suggest you do the same! I know vision boards are the latest “fad” however there is much validity to creating them and placing them in a space that constantly reminds you of where you are and where you want to be.
Why Vision Boards Work
They are the standard you set for yourself
It is one thing to have someone tell you what to do and an entirely different thing to tell yourself you are going to do something. When you agree to do something you are more likely to set your mind to it and achieve it because you do not want to let yourself down.
This is also important because you will find that you may or may not be living at your own standard. This activity will allow your mind to visualize yourself in the best place, and layout a list of steps- a map if you will- through photo to get you there.
What you focus on expands
If you choose to focus on your mental health, your blog, health and wellness or financial stability you will begin to see it each day. A clear example of this is when a woman thinks she is or actually is pregnant and begins to see babies often within her community. Though they were always there your mind had not paid attention because it did not directly impact you.
It reminds you to be positive
I often have looked at my vision boards and thought “I’m almost there” or “ I have completed another goal and its on XXX month”. It excites me to see myself marking things off, continuing my consistency in achieving that goal and going harder to achieve another one.
When I achieve something I feel accomplished and naturally begin to wash myself with affirmations such as “I am so amazing” “I am determined” or “I will achieve it all”. It increases and improves my mood throughout the day and is encouraging to others.
Be mindful when making a vision board that you are setting achievable and realistic goals. Read my post on how to set SMART goals.
If you glue a photo of a million dollars be sure to also include how you plan to get there. If I posted a bundle of money on my board that was meant to visualize financial stability. I would also post savings apps, investments I plan to make and things I needed to cut out to ensure it would happen (like excessively eating take out).
While we are putting into the Universe what we would like to see happen, we have to remember it takes work to achieve these goals. The Universe will not give you anything you have to work for it!
How to make a vision board
I like to identify different areas of my life where I would like to grow and develop by using a goal setting sheet. I like to use this one as it lays out my goal, steps I need to take to get there and what it will look like when I achieve my goals.
What many may call the “cheap option” I call “making a board”. I go to dollar tree and get a board of any size or type, glue, scissors, tape, glitter, ribbon and any other decor I want. (I like colors and I am likely to pay attention that way!)
I pick up any pieces of art, magazines, books, posters etc. from multiple stores that have what I want or may need for my board. I then come home and get to work.
Get creative! Be sure that your board makes sense to you. You should be able to look at it later and be reminded that you are working towards your degree by studying each night. It needs to speak to YOU!
Hang, set or place you board in a place that is visible EVERYDAY! This is most important when completing as you want to ensure you are constantly reminded of you WHY.
There will be times when you may feel down or need a motivational push to keep going to achieve your goals. That is where your vision board comes into fruition.
I like to keep mine in my office to the right of my desk as I often work there. See photo below. I also have it placed in a corner underneath my monthly goals and my clock. Oh how ironic!