New year, same you, although we’d all like to make it a slightly more productive, Goal Getting you. Over 90% of New Year Resolutions aren’t achieved each year, but we think we have just the thing to help you stay inspired all year long and reach all of your Girl Goals in 2017!
It’s called a vision board and it works by collecting pictures, quotes, drawings – anything that inspires you and is relevant to your goals and pinning it all together, whether virtually, (we love Pinterest), or physically. So here’s our guide on how to create the perfect vision board for your goals this year!
#1 What are your goals?
Where do you want to be in six months, a year or even 5 years? Most of us have some idea of what we want out of life, but taking the time to really pin down your goals is a great way of working out exactly what you want, and how to achieve it! Think about what you value in life, what you consider as personal success, and remember to consider what makes you happy, as well as successful. Think about making staged goals, some short term, and some long term. This will keep things achievable and keep you motivated towards the long term goals.
#2 Break down the big questions.
To help you answer these big questions (which can be overwhelming!), break them down into smaller questions: What activities do you want to learn how to do? Which hobbies and activities do you already do, but want to continue doing or get better at? What are your career goals? What steps will you have to accomplish along the way to be able to eventually land your dream job?
#3 Collect inspirational images for your vision board.
It should be a work in progress, something you can add to over time when you see something that particularly inspires you. So gather magazine pages, quotes, photos that are relevant to your goals, and remember not to add things just to use up space. It doesn’t matter if it looks a bit basic to begin with – it’s something to work on and towards, just like your goals!
#4 Put your vision board together.
Arranging your vision board is a completely personal choice, so try to think about what really resonates with you – what will keep you interested, and what will draw your attention each time you see it. Color, texture, and layout are all things to think about. Whether it’s a big, messy bundle of inspiration or a carefully planned timeline of motivational images, the only thing that matters is whether it inspires YOU.
#5 Place your vision board where you will see it every day.
Your goal in creating this vision board is to create a visual reminder of what you are hoping to accomplish, and it should inspire you on days you’re feeling less motivated. So display it somewhere you can see it often, every morning is great, and somewhere you might need it. Above or opposite your bed is a great idea – we all need extra motivation to get out of bed sometimes, and it’s somewhere you will always notice it.
Have you already started a vision board? The Career Girl Academy is back on Sunday 29th January and you don’t want to miss this!
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