Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! Apologies for the late post, but better late than never, right? With just three days left of 2016, it’s time to start goal-setting and resolution-making. If you’ve been following the Kermit Says… Instagram page (@kermitsays1), you know I’ve been obsessing over Lara Casey’s novel and powersheets, hoping she’ll shed some much-needed tips on how I can intentionally create a purposeful life, and I thought I’d share some of those tips with you as well. But before we bust out the papers and pens for specific goal-setting, I thought we could get creative and break out the poster board, markers, scissors, glue, and magazines. That’s right, today we’re talking about vision boards.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a visual learner, and seeing a physical representation of the big things and feelings I hope and pray will manifest in the next year helps me remain focused and motivated every day. If you’ve ever seen vision boards, I know it can seem a bit overwhelming and maybe even frustrating. You might ask yourself: Where do I start? What if I’m not artistic? What’s most important?
Vision boards aren’t a reflection of your artistic ability (that’s why cutting out magazines or creating a Pinterest board are both amazing options). Vision boards aren’t supposed to be daunting, but they do require space, time, and patience, so be sure to give yourself at least an hour to honestly reflect and discover what inspires and motivates you. We’ll cover how to set and achieve goals tomorrow, but your vision board should touch on the following goal areas: relationships; school, career, and finances; home; travel; personal growth (including spirituality, social life, education); and health. Your vision board doesn’t have to go in depth in each of these categories, but you should have at least a few expectations for each. You can also choose one major focus for the year or a few tiny ones each month–that’s your decision. While your vision board depicts your goals, like life, your goals are fluid and will change, so feel free to change your vision board, too.
Here are a few more tips:
- Grab your materials: a cork board, poster board, or Pinterest board; scissors, tape, glue, or pins; markers, stickers, postcards, magazine clippings, quotes and/or images.
- Give yourself time. Don’t rush this process.
- Set the mood. Light a candle, turn off the t.v., put on some good music. Whatever you need to do to relax and focus, do that.
- Have fun. Consider having a vision-board-making-party with your family or friends.
- Put the final product where you will see it daily.
Whatever you do and however you approach this, remember there are no set rules to making a vision board. You won’t be graded or judged. This is just one of many ways to visualize your goals, so get ready to design a life you want and love.
What do you envision in 2017? Comment below!