“I’m going to speak to a group of women today.” said my mom.
“I had it on my vision board. And in the picture, the audience was even a group of women!”
Although a vision board sounds like something that I would be all about, it’s something that I had never done until this year!
Over the summer, I did a lot of planning and goal setting. I reevaluated longterm goals, wrote to-do lists for short term goals, and knew exactly what I wanted for the upcoming school year. However, I always thought vision boards were a little… cheesy.
Then I found this website, Dream It Alive. I liked that I could create the board online, instead of dragging out scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines. I also really liked that it gives you a checklist of different areas of your life (much like Feng Shui), so that your dreams/goals can be balanced!
Once you choose an area of life, you follow the link to several stock photos that could represent what you envision for yourself. OR you can upload your own… which I probably would do next time.
For each photo, you write a short goal 1-3 sentences. Then you do what is possibly my favorite part: You select the feeling/emotion you will feel upon completion of this goal. I like this exercise because I have never thought about that before.
Why is this goal important to me? What emotion will I feel once I’ve completed it? It really helped to put things in perspective. Then you can select whether your goal is private or public. I set all of mine to private, just because it felt weird to have them public.
(I don’t mind sharing with you, though!)
I tried and tried, but I couldn’t find a way to rearranged the photos once they were on my board. They will “stack” from the bottom right corner and end at the top left corner. If you complete all 10 categories, your layout will stack in this order:
-Bottom Row: Right Corner, Middle, Left Corner
-Middle Row: Right Side, Right Middle, Left Middle, Left Side
-Top Row: Right Corner, Middle, Left Corner
I tell you this because I deleted and remade it a ton of times to get my photos in the order I wanted 🙂
Once you have your board, you can save/download it etc. for a small fee. Or you can just keep it on the website (for free) and go back anytime you want. You have your own account, which allows you to edit your board whenever you need to.
You can even mark goals as “fulfilled” and keep a list of accomplished dreams, which I really like!
I definitely feel like seeing these goals every day is keeping me focused! 🙂
Have you ever created a vision board? Did you choose online or a physical one at your home? Did you feel like it helped you reach your goals?!