Let me show you my vision board for 2017...
Step Back and Look at the Vision Board.
How do you reach those goals?
This is, in my opinion, where vision boards crash, resolutions fail, and the blahs set in! Deep down, I want to achieve those visual goals on my vision board. I do. But--the distance between where I am now and that final, beautiful goal on my vision board may seem just too great.
What Actions can You Take to Work Toward your Vision Board Goals?
I look at the vision board, pick one of my long term goals and ask myself a tough question.....
"What can I do this week to help me reach that goal--or a group of my goals?"
Brainstorm--and Create an Action Board that Multitasks
I know that I want to lose weight, eat better, have a healthier family, and relax this year. During the first week of January, I will work on sticking to a healthy menu for the whole family, planning a date night (or a date lunch) with my husband, unplugging the whole family after homework, meditating, and exercising every day. Small actions toward several larger, related goals.
Keep an Eye on your Action Board. If your action board is out of sight--it will be out of mind. You will go through your day as usual--and realize at the end of the day that you didn't accomplish any of the actions necessary to reach your vision board goals. Keep the action board accessible--and visible. I have a printed board on my office wall--and a PicMonkey collage on my computer desktop.
Donate 3 Bags of Clothes and Toys..
Plan a Date Night....
If I see my action list frequently throughout the day, I am more likely to accomplish my actions.
Update the Action Board on Schedule. If you plan to accomplish weekly actions toward your goals--don't let the action board set unchanged for a month! Reevaluate the actions. What worked? What was unreasonable? Perhaps one of your actions was too generic to be effective. Suppose my action, "Daily Exercise", wasn't successful. I should change it to something more specific like, "Do a Morning Workout Every Day" or "Take an Afternoon Walk with the Dog", and try it again next week!
It is possible to create a successful action board to accomplish your vision board goals--you just need to take it one, active step at a time!
Good luck with your own goals!