Hello, from whenever or wherever you are reading this! I hope that you are excited for the final weekend in January. As always, feel free to follow me on my Facebook page, and all available social media accounts! Today’s article will be brief.
Today’s discussion is about the importance of goals, resolutions, and creating your own vision board. First, let’s talk about resolutions. With the first month of the year almost complete, it’s quite common for resolutions to be set at the beginning of the year, and then within the first few weeks, the ambitions we had for the year are out the window. At the end of December, I wrote a article about my 2017 & 2018 resolutions. While my resolutions have stayed in tact thus far, I did have to re-organize one of my resolutions to fit my new work schedule. I still would like to not watch TV at least three nights of the week, so I can focus on creativity and reading.
One of the ways I have been able to stick with my goals, is by taking baby steps. Let’s use my financial improvement (improvement being my word of the year) goal. I have a tendency to spend money on little items for myself and for the household that in reality, I don’t need. I managed to talk myself out of buying a magazine, that will only be good for the spring season. Tiny little money habits can add up to money lost in investments, savings, and more. It takes a lot of restraint to remind myself what my goals are for financial success, along with others.
The other way I go about getting my goals accomplished, is actually a psychology trick I learned when making goals: don’t tell anyone what your goal is. While I am still working on this, it helps to go achieve your goals, when no one knows what they are. Sometimes, I do reveal a part of a specific goal, but not the entire goal.
Finally, let’s talk about creating a vision board. I didn’t create one until the beginning of this month, and I have mine not too far from my front door. Because I didn’t have computer paper, I printed everything on 3 by 5 note cards. I printed out my ambitions in black and white, and then colored in the color with colored pencils. The project lasted about a hour or so, and was worth doing.
So why create a vision board? The vision board allows you to see daily what you want to accomplish over the next several months, or even the year. Seeing your goals is a great visual way to know what you want in your life during the toughest times. Hence why its called a vision board. You can put all the images together on a large poster board. For me, i taped the printed images to the inside a small picture frame I was no longer using.
Have you ever created a vision board? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading this short blurb! Because I don’t want to share my own vision board with the world, I decided not to upload a picture of it. As always, I wish you the best of luck on your goals, and have a fantastic day!