“The time will pass anyway. You can either spend it creating the life you want, or spend it living the life you don’t want… The choice is yours”
New Years Resolutions
Nearly all of us set New Years resolutions, yet few of us actually stick to them. I find how to set goals for a new year is to write them down. The key to committing to and achieving your dreams is to look at them every day. Creating a vision board each new year, with all of your goals and dreams on reminds you what you are working towards. So how to set goals for a new year is based upon visuals, writing and feeling.
Firstly, find a large board, big enough that you can add writing, quotes and pictures for your years goals. Start by writing down your goals, then add any pictures or quotes that remind you of what you wish to achieve. Look for inspiring photos in magazines, or printable images from the internet. Find things that will really make you feel the emotions of receiving the tings that you desire for your dreams to come true.
This is a very powerful practice. If you have never created a vision board before, now is the time. Creating a visual representation of your dreams can really help to turn them into a reality.
What type of things should I include on my vision board?
Depending on what your goals are, you want to include images that include travel destinations you want to visit, or images that reflect the sense of joy and happiness. You may find pictures which represent the type of person you want to become, both mentally or physically. I also include any quotes which refer to career moves I would like to make .
Also, on your vision board, include images of the home you would like to lie in, the car that you wish to drive, images of couples or families enjoying time together out in nature or at their favorite restaurant. The sky is the limit and any image that is personal to your dreams and goals is what you should use.
When you visualize, you open yourself up to opportunities that find their way to you. You attract positive things and understand how to say no to the things that don’t matter.
Put your vision board in a place where you will clearly see it every day. Staying connected to your goals is an important component to making them happen. Seeing your vision board daily is the key.
Create a vision book
For this, you will need a journal sized book with plain pages. I like to create this vision book in much more depth than the vision board. In here I allocate pages into segments for all aspects and areas of my life. I aim to set goals for the whole year to come. Writing things down really intensifies the intention that you are setting. So combine this with images and you magnify your vision book goals. Below are some examples of the segments I include when creating my vision book.
1) Health and body
2) career and work
3) Courses for self- advancement
5) Finances and money
6) Personal desires
7) Material things
When writing in your segments, I always find it beneficial to be as specific as possible. If you would like to improve your relationship with your partner then state exactly what it is that you would like to improve. Same goes for material items. If you are aiming for a new house, then go into as much detail as possible with words and images to really create a visual and an emotion attached to that. Leave space so that you can add things in that may come to you in future days thoughts.
The other important aspect of visualizing and setting goals, is to feel gratitude. Look around at what you have now and really feel truly grateful for all that you have. If there is anything in your life that does not resonate with your life path then let it go to make room for the positive changes to come.
Create a Screensaver
Another way to create a vision board is as a screensaver on your phone or computer. This will put your goals and dreams in front of your eyes daily, multiple times. Much the same as a vision board or vision book, you can create a collage of photos, quotes and images that focus on your goals.
Whichever way you decide to do it, just remember to take the time daily to really stop and look at what you have created to remind yourself of your goals. Immerse yourself in the visualisation of your future.
Goals and Dreams come true
As your goals start to become your reality, check them off on your vision board. Leave yourself a well deserved prize in replacement like a big shiny well done sticker, to show you that when you visualize, your dreams really can come true. Check in with what you may need to do in order to action more of your goals into your reality. What steps should you take to get closer to your dream life? What are you doing right now which is pulling you into the right direction?
Encourage friends and family to join you and create a vision board of their own. Positivity attracts positivity. Get as many people on board as you can and help each other along the journey of manifesting your dream life.
If you have any ideas you would like to share, or any questions you would like to ask, please leave comments below. Thankyou.