New year, new goals to tick off. Sound like you?
New year’s resolutions - whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that goals can be an important part of our being.
So how do we make resolutions that we will actually keep? That’s where vision boards come in.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a collation of desires – goals that you want to achieve (such as a promotion at work) or things you physically want (such as a new car or house). It can be anything material or spiritual, and can even be feelings. Generally, it’s your biggest and best goals, what you think would help you live your best life.
Why make a vision board?
A vision board can be great to use if your dreams seem unattainable. It’s used to remind you every day what you want in your life. The brain is clever and seeing the vision board often can start triggering your subconscious to start making this your reality.
Heading into a new year, it’s important to create a vision board because as we know, goals are super important. The reason historically we create new year’s resolutions is because humans are goal driven and we like to have purpose and direction.
How will a vision board help me reach my goals?
One of the biggest reasons people don’t reach their resolutions is because they don’t have an emotional attachment to it. Vision boards can help you get to what you want in your life, not what you think you want. A vision board is all about creating an emotional connection to that goal, so you are more likely to stick to it.
How do I make one?
First you need to figure out what your big goals and dreams are. Start by writing down your vision, and the steps to achieve it. This is very useful if you feel stuck in certain areas of your life. Your vision board can have your long-term goals or the smaller goals you need to achieve to get to your big vision. You can also have different boards for different areas of your life.
Some people will display their vision with an image on their phone background, or a collation of images as a desktop wallpaper. But most people get a big piece of paper and fill it with whatever inspires their goals - words, images, quotes, etc. How ever you create your vision, the key is that you see it every day.
A vision board doesn’t have to be fixed – it will continue evolving as you do. If you put a physical vision board together, you might find it useful to blue tack everything on so you can swap, change and replace things once you achieve that goal. When you achieve something, celebrate it with a personal ritual.
Your vision board is ultimately about you, so create it however it works best for you!