Thank the Lord that it is January. The days are getting longer and spring is on its way! I usually feel a little bittersweet... however, this year I was happy to see move right on down the line. It was a very challenging year personally but there were some major wins as well. I digress on my topic...
The greatest thing about January is that it allows me think about what I am going to visualize for the next year. What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? Who do I want to go with? What personal goals do I have? What are my health and fitness goals? How do I want to grow my business this year? So many options that it can be overwhelinming on how to begin. The good news is that there is a tried and true method to this madness, it's called a vision board.
While I did not reach all of my goals this year, I am proud of how much work I did personally to overcome some major obstacles in my life. I attended several very powerful personal development seminars that helped me to further my work and understanding of why we live in suffering rather than happiness - more of this to come at VISION 2018. I am so grateful for the experiences I had, my time with friends old and new and all that I have learned.
I also achieved so many things on my vision board but here's the funny thing... many of them came in very unexpected ways. That is the beauty of the process. We want certainty and yet we crave variety. It is the biggest joke the universe plays on us! So as you build your vision board don't get super caught up in the specifics because the universe has a plan for you. You just have to tell it the general direction you want to go.
As a lifestyle coach, I feel very passionate about assisting my clients in curating a beautiful life and creating a vision board is always part of this work.
Making a vision board is a important part of my new year planning. It is fun, it is creative and it gets me focused on exactly what I am craving in my life.
Here are a few of my tips for making a vision board that really works.
#1 Take inventory of what areas of your life you want to focus on.
Is is work, romance, health, food, style, your kids, learning a new talent? If this was your last year on earth, what would you do? How would you spend your time? Where would you go? OK - now you're thinking! What we put in our minds we curate so better make it what you want. Try and pick only 4-6 areas. And it doesn't have to be a goal but it could be a feeling that you are after.
#2 Remember to focus on you.
What are your cravings, desires, needs, feelings, mood and what makes you feel good and happy inside. Do not compare yourself to others as this is YOUR life not theirs.
#3 Get a notebook out and write down your goal areas and then under each goal list the three things you are going to do in the next 6 months to accomplish this life goal.
This is a VERY important part of the Vision Board Process as writing down your goals and action steps sets your brain up for success.
#4 Get visual
When you are finished with your list, grab some magazines, scissors, a bottle of bubbly or a cup of tea and find images or sayings that help create a visual of your goals. I also like to pick a word for the year. Last year I chose SLAY. I am still working on my word for 2018.
#5 Make your board
Once you have your images you can begin to put them on the board. I recommend not gluing anything down until you have laid it all out. You use poster board, a cork board, or whatever will work best for you. Remember it should be beautiful as you need to see this every day and night to remind you of your goals for the year. Once you are done, snap a photo of it so you have it with you at all times. Also share it with one or many of your girlfriends. This public declaration will again help set the intentions even deeper into your brain.
If you want to create your best year ever, I invite you to partake in VISION 2018 - Feel It Girl!
This 1/2 day workshop will provide you with all of the tools and support you need to seriously SLAY 2018! Learn more HERE and I do hope in the sprit of self care, you will give yourself the gift of an amazing year filled with everything you desire.