It’s not too late to set your goals for 2022! National Vision Board Day is Saturday January 8, and you can easily create a vision board by cutting out elements from a magazine or printing pictures online.
Melissa Jones from the Girls Positivity Club joined us today to share her tips for creating the perfect vision board for you!
1. How do vision boards help people achieve what they want most in life in 2022?
Visualization boards are a great way for parents, kids, and families to think about what they want to bring into your life in the year ahead. It’s a way of doing something visual that defines your life goals and desires in a visual way that motivates you to take action to achieve them. They are meant to be a visual cue to help you take action to bring those feelings and goals to life. Your vision board is the most effective at achieving what you desire to visualize the process and follow the steps it will take to achieve your goals. They are a great daily reminder and keep you motivated throughout the year.
2. What kinds of things should people include on vision boards and what kind can you create?
Visualization boards can come in many forms: bulletin board, digital, an arrangement of images on a cork board, truly there are limitless possibilities for the design process. You should have a variety of visuals – words of feelings you want to bring into your life, pictures of events, quotes you want to live with, printed or actual photographs, and categories that will represent your goals. The most important part is that vision boards should not just focus on the desired end result, but on the process it will take to get there.
For example, if you want to run a marathon, you will not only have a photo of the finish line of a marathon, but the steps you take to get there. You can have a photo of running shoes, an alarm clock that says 6 a.m. (or whenever you plan to run), 20 minutes of running each day, and so on to break down the process from the spot where you find yourself in that vision. for you. If you want. to spend some quality time with your family you might want to describe what it will be like – will you have photos of trees because you are going for a nature walk together, board game night, dinner in family ? You need to visualize and ask yourself on a daily basis what you will be doing to feel how you want to feel more connected and happier as a family.
3. How can people ensure that their vision board matches their values ââthroughout the year?
I think you need to know your core values ââand achievable goals as a person and as a family (if you’re creating a family vision board) as well as finding visuals to represent them. A family vision board brings you all together around your values ââand allows you to verbalize and communicate what you want to work on to connect with your values ââand goals collectively.
Then, both individually and as a family, you should reassess as needed. You need to think of dashboards as something that can be updated throughout the year. Not so often that it doesn’t make sense, but leaving room for additions as they arise. For example, once you’ve achieved a goal, you can add to your vision board to expand it or to add something new that you didn’t expect to emerge. Leaving some blank space on your board will allow it to be a bit more of a work in progress instead of something you can only update once a year, no matter what. This is a big change for me because in the past I have filled all possible visible spaces. It takes some of the pressure off of having everything permanently in place until the following year. I think updating it at least twice a year is a great strategy to keep it up to date.
4. How do you make sure that a vision board is actually helping you throughout the year?
The first step is to place it where you will actually see the vision board every day, pause in front of it every morning, and start planning at least one action step towards a goal that is visualized on your computer. chart. Then actually take the measurements. If you get it wrong and miss the mark, continue to take consistent action on them.
Again, you need to take action towards the process of the things you have on your vision board. Choosing smaller steps every day that will help you reach those bigger goals is really crucial. If I dream of writing a book and becoming a New York Times bestselling author and it’s the only visual, that’s not going to help me break down the steps. A more useful visual may be to have “write 1000 words per day” AND to have the success of selling it on Amazon may be smaller steps towards reaching the bigger goal of selling millions of dollars. copies.