I don’t know about you, but motherhood has turned my brain to mush! I sometimes feel like I have ADHD because my brain is always going a million miles a minute and my concentration is pulled in a million directions. It’s a wonder I get anything done in a day! There is one lifehack I’ve learned to do, however, that has at least helped me stay focused on my overall goals, and I want to share it with you today. It’s called a vision board. If you ever feel like you are balancing too many things at once, then you should give this a try! I’ve been doing a vision board for the last 5 years and it has helped me stay on track when all life wants to do is derail me.
What the heck is a vision board?
A vision board is a place, poster board, corkboard, (anything really) where you gather a visual representation all of your goals: #workgoals #relationshipgoals #bodygoals. A vision board can be created with good old fashion paper and magazine, or if you prefer a virtual vision board, you can use a secret Pinterest Board to collect your thoughts.
How does a vision board actually work?
I know what your thinking? How in the world are a bunch of magazine clippings and virtual blog posts going to help me achieve my goals…sounds kind of hokey, right? But the truth is, the more you surround yourself with representations of the life you want to lead, the more it becomes a reality. The more times you physically look at your goals, the more motivated you will be to achieve them. I have my vision board in my office, so every day when I work, I look up and am reminded of what I’m working towards. It helps me to organize my tasks for the day and for the month.
Create a Vision Board with Craft Supplies
The easiest way to create a vision board is to get a poster board, some glue and a bunch of magazines. In the old days “aka pre-Pinterest” this was the easiest way to create a vision board. Essentially, you go through the magazines and clip out the things that are meaningful to you. For example, if starting a mommy blog is a goal for you in the New Year, then you could clip out a photo of a mom working at a computer. The best part about vision boards is that there are no rules, you can layout the board whichever way you like, whichever style represents you and your life.
How to Create a Vision Board with Pinterest Secret Boards
If you’d prefer to virtually create your Vision Board then I highly recommend using Pinterest Secret Boards as your platform. First of all, there are millions of beautiful photos which you can use for your goals and secondly, you are already using Pinterest, so it will be easy to make.
If one of your goals for the new year is to get healthy, then you can create a “Get my Ass in Shape” Pinterest board. But make it secret so only you can see it. Inside the board, pin all the posts that represent health to you. That can mean pictures of other females bodies, daily workouts, clean eating recipes, etc. Once you’ve filled this board with enough pins. Create another board for another goal and so on and so on.
A Vision Board is not a Crock Pot
Unfortunately, creating a vision board is not a set-it and forget-it activity. You must visit and re-visit your vision board regularly to remind yourself of what you are working on. Don’t be afraid to add more pins to your board as your goal evolves and take the time to congratulate yourself when you achieve your goal.
P.S. I haven’t completed my vision board for next year yet, however, when I do I’ll share it on Facebook! Be sure to follow me there for updates!