When the year begins, we feel like planning. The end and beginning of the year are usually a time for reflection, and planning and we have this extra motivation to get down to work. So, we tend to write a big list of purposes and/or objectives and…forget about them as time goes by. How to organize your goals? How not to lose focus on what you want to achieve this year? Today we are going to see a key tool, the vision board.
When the year begins, we feel like planning. The end and beginning of the year are usually a time for reflection and planning and we have this extra motivation to get down to work. So, we tend to write a big list of purposes and/or objectives and…forget about them as time goes by.
How to organize your goals? How not to lose focus on what you want to achieve this year? Today we are going to see a key tool, the vision board.
What is a vision board?
A new house, losing a few kilos, getting in shape, changing jobs, we all have goals that we want to achieve, and if you don’t know very well how to set goals that are significant to you, here is an article that will help you. The vision board is let’s say a tool that helps us to have more clarity regarding our objectives and above all that helps us to maintain the focus to achieve them.
With your objectives in hand, you are going to make a vision board and that is equivalent to writing your declaration of intent.
What is a vision board for?
The vision board serves to visually capture your goals and dreams, it serves to have clarity and focus throughout the year.
The vision board is not the same as a mood board. Although visually or in the way of creating it you can see similarities, they are not the same, you can see what a mood board is here.
If you don’t write, if you don’t clearly express what your goals are, you won’t get clarity. It’s obvious, right? However, it happens to us very often. We have a more or less clear idea but we don’t talk about it in detail or take the time to think about it, or describing it as it deserves.
Let’s see an example. Let’s say that this year you want to change your house, you want to find your ideal house or simply create your home in the house that you are. Instead of saying or writing “I want to find my ideal house” or “I want to create my home”, the best thing would be to describe this house.
My ideal home is […], it is in […], and the style it has is […]. I live with […]. When I enter the house, I feel […], it smells like […], and what I like the most is […]. Imagination to the power of deco lover!
As you describe your goal/dream, feel it out. Close your eyes for a moment to really feel what you will feel when you have it.
If you do this exercise in writing, then you can do it mentally whenever you want, before going to sleep, for example, to relax. And this is letting the power of visualization act. Well, if you have all these sensations in a visual panel thanks to images and words, you will have total clarity of what you want to achieve.
Losing focus is so easy. Our pace is usually fast. Everything is going fast, we have to work, new projects appear, unforeseen events… And suddenly 3 months have passed and we have put aside our goals. Hence one of the superpowers of the vision board. Well, actually he has little superpower but more common sense. You have to place your vision board in a very accessible place and you have to see it EVERY DAY.