Ready, Set... Goal!
So, who is still on track with their New Year’s resolution? Unfortunately, statistically only about eight per cent of people achieve their New Year’s resolution, meaning nearly 80 per cent of us will fail by February to stick to our plans… the roller coaster ride is off!
How can we better manage staying on track and improve ourselves for the upcoming year? Rather than a New Year’s Resolution that will make or break you, make yourself up a ‘vision board’.
What exactly is a vision board? Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life, through a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams.
The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is certainly true in the vision board world. By using visual representations of your goals, the idea is to keep them top of mind so you’re always looking for ways to move yourself closer to them. Put your board somewhere you will see it every day, to remind you of what you are working towards. The same way advertisers constantly send us messages about products programming our minds to want or need things, you are training your subconscious to do exactly the same thing with what you really want to achieve.
How do you get started? Create your list of goals you’d like to achieve in the year. It could be anything from personal, professional, family or financial. Maybe an island holiday, a new car, to qualify for a course or degree, or just get fit and healthy?
Then find or start collecting a bunch of magazines. Ask friends for old ones, buy one, or even get some from a second hand bookshop. Find pictures and words that inspire you and represent your goals. Put on some music, get creative and make it fun. You could even get all the family to make one.
You can use cork boards or colourful cardboard to stick your photos and words on to. Take your time to create these important words, feelings and images that you want to attract in your life. Make it a happy board that will make you smile. Spend time looking at your board and really visualising making your goals happen.
Feel free to email me your vision board at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see your ideas and goals! Good luck and let’s make 2018 a fantastic year!