Episode 34 - How To Create A Vision Board
In this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to create a vision board as it is a great tool to think about our goals and push ourselves to dream big!
Find the full show notes at Recovering Corpoholics.com/34.
A vision board is a collage of images and words that represents your goals and dreams.
Vision boards are great as they allow you to take your goals and dreams out of your head and allow you to visually see them.
With a vision board, you not only have the goal in mind, but now you have a picture in your head to motivate you in a different light.
You may have a goal to lose 5 pounds this month. Great! But with a vision board, you now have a picture of someone in skinny jeans, buttoning their jeans, or just looking great and happy.
And you know what they say, a picture is worth 1000 words!
In addition to having the image now in your head, a vision board also allows you to see your goals on a consistent basis so you are reminded of what you want to achieve (assuming you put the board in place you can see).
You still need to obviously still put in the work and take action to achieve your goals but this is a great first step in doing the preliminary work that is going to set you up for success.
Start by thinking about your values. If your goals are not aligned with your values, then achieving those goals won’t really resonate with you, keep you going when it gets tough or make you feel accomplished when you achieve them.
When starting your vision board, think about the following questions:
What’s important to me? What do I enjoy?
What inspires me?
What would I do if there were no limits (i.e. time, money, etc.) or no judgment?
What kind of life do I want for myself; my health; my family; my career, etc.?
Am I putting restraints on my goals/wants or am I dreaming big?
What do I have to do for my life to be what I want it to be?
Where do I need to go? Where do I want to go?
How do I get there?
What am I missing in my life?
Why do I want this?
Tip: You can write the answers down (I prefer a spreadsheet) so you can really get organized and think about what you want.
Next, get focused. In order for your vision board to not end up being a collage of everything we aspire to be - rich, thin, successful, etc., you want to come up with the top things you want to accomplish in a certain timeframe.
It could be a vision board that is for the next 6 months, a year, etc., Whatever the case, prioritize what you want and what's important for you to achieve now. (Note, you can also use size to help, i.e., bigger images = bigger goals).
Then, get to work! Now that you know what you want, it’s time to create an empowering vision board!
To create your board, you can do it the old fashioned way, using a poster board or a sheet of paper (cutting out pictures from magazines, etc.) or you can do the new age way and make in powerpoint or in Canva (I love using Canva!)
Be creative! You can put any type of images, words, statements, quotes, sparkle, flare, you name it here. You can have just a couple images or you can have hundreds!
I want to add a tip to only use positive images. If you want to lose weight, ask yourself, is putting swimsuit models on your board going to inspire or will it make you feel like I’ll never get there and then want to give up.
I know I did that a couple years ago and eventually made it feel so unrealistic for me to get there. Now I use strong models or old pictures of myself.
Remember, this is personal to you so you can do whatever you want! It’s all about how you want to create and visual your perfect life.
Keep it somewhere where you can see everyday to remind you what you are after and why you are doing it!
I keep mine in my bathroom where I get ready in the morning.
That’s all I have for this week's episode. Stay tuned to next week as we go further into pushing ourselves to dream big by creating a bucket list!
Stay Inspired and Live Powerfully,
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