I’m such a visual person. That’s how I learn and often how I communicate. So, when it comes to goal setting and personal development, I’ve got to SEE what I’m working for. Here are some of my tips to make the best vision board for 2019!
Decide what to put on your vision board
As far as what to put on your vision board, that’s totally up to you. Just remember to make it your own! This board is all about you, so make it tailored to your unique tastes.
Just keep in mind that manifesting your goals with visualizations can be very powerful. Manifesting something new into your life requires that you visualize (a.k.a. look) at what your goals are, so your vision board should be something you want to look at!
Get unique with your board! This should be special to you
Your vision board is all about YOU and what YOU want to manifest for yourself. If you were to do an Google search for “Vision Board”, you would see a ton of different options. Each board is different because each person is different. Your board is dependent on your personality and what you want to look at every day.
Just remember this quote, “Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken”. You can look at other examples for inspiration, but make sure your vision board is your own.
You could even create a board with a friend or your significant other and they could be totally opposite of each other. That happened with my husband and me.
When we talked about what we wanted to do, we were totally opposite to each other and that’s ok! I wanted to get really specific about 2019 and my plans for it and he was focused on looking at his life as a whole.
He included sections about the events in his life (good and bad) that shaped him into who is is as a person along with what he wanted the rest of his life to look like.
On the other hand, I added images and quotes that would help remind me of my goals for 2019. I also added some of my favorite quotes from guided meditations I listened to recently.
So, like I said, we had very different outcomes with our boards, but they are unique just like we are!
Get Specific with your goals
Before we get into setting goals for your vision board, make sure to download my FREE 2019 Goal planner! In this, you can plan your fitness, nutrition and mindfulness goals for each month. Fill the info below and download it instantly.
If you’re someone that thinks of New Year’s resolutions and think, “Well, those never work,” then it’s time to get specific. There are so many people that have really generic goals like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to make more money”.
These never really work for people because they’re so broad that they’re too hard to actually do. Not to mention, there’s no specific reason or feeling behind those statements.
This year, try narrowing your goals down and adding in WHY these are your goals. So instead of, “I want to lose weight” try “I want be healthy and have enough energy to go on hikes” or something like that. This gives you something that you can close your eyes and visualize.
Notice how these more specific goals help you visualize? This will make it so easy for you to see types of images you want to add to your vision board.
So, for the more specific goal of having energy to hike, you could find images of parks with trails, or a picture of a person with a backpack and a hiking stick.
Core Goals vs. Outer Goals
Since we’re on the topic of specific goals, I want to make sure you know what TYPE of goal you’re setting for yourself. Just remember what core values you have and if you’re adding anything that is an outer-goal.
When you’re setting goals, think of your values and don’t get afraid to dig a little deep on this one. What are some goals you can set for yourself that will help you make the impact you want. These would be your core values.
Outer goals are things we strive for that are usually physical or gives us a better status. Like wanting more money just for the sake of more money or having a nice car just to have a nice car.
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Creating a vision board doesn’t have to take a ton of time or money. Here’s a few ideas of materials to use to get you started:
- Either poster paper (you can grab these at a craft store for about $3) or an actual poster board
- Colored paper (I got a book of textured color paper for $20 because I wanted to have enough for both my husband’s board and my own, but you can totally find a cheaper option!)
- Glue or Tape
- Colored Pencils or Markers
- a few magazines to pull images from or pictures you printed out yourself
- A few of your favorite quotes or mantras you want to write down
I wish you all the best luck with your vision board and creating goals for 2019. I always love any reason take a moment to reflect on what I’ve already done and plan ahead for the future. I hope these tips get you excited about that like I am!
If you do make your own vision board, make sure to tag me on IG @MonicaChats and I’ll share your creations to inspire others!