Goal setting can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when you’re looking to make a major change in your life. And if you have more than one goal, like most of us do, it can be a challenge to keep them all top of mind. 

Enter the vision board, which can bring all of your goals together in a fun, creative way that can be as minimalist or intricate as you like. 

What is a Vision Board?
At its core, a vision board is a tool that can help you clearly define your goals. Whether your goals are personal or professional, creating a vision board can help accomplish them. 

MakeaVisionBoard.com defines a vision board as, “a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.”

The awesome thing about a vision board is that it can become an extension of you. Not just your goals, but also your personality. Most people make a vision board that looks like a collage, but we’ve seen some that have been hand painted, sketched, or made up entirely of words. And once it’s done, you can hang it in your office, bedroom, living room — essentially wherever you spend a good amount of time. Since it’s easily accessible, it becomes less of a challenge to refer to it often. And the more we look at our vision board, the more likely we are to take action on our goals and accomplish them.

Mindfulness
Remaining mindful when creating our boards, as well as each day when we review them, is a key element in accomplishing our goals. A quick glance at our board is not the same as truly focusing on it for a minute or two. Reading what’s on our vision board, thinking about what it means to us, and envisioning our goals are critical components to getting what we desire.

Muhammad Ali once said, “What you are thinking about, you are becoming.” Our thoughts lead to what we talk about with others, and what we discuss with others has an effect on our actions. In other words, the more we think about our goals, the more likely we are to take action on them, which is how we’ll manifest them into reality.

How to Make a Vision Board

  • You’ll need a poster-sized piece of foam core, which can easily be hung on one of your walls with command Strips by 3M.
  • Images collected from magazines, the internet, photo albums, etc., that are inspiring representations of your goals. Every image you choose needs to be meaningful and resonate with you emotionally.
  • Craft supplies like a glue stick, markers, tape, stickers and scissors are also essential. Once you have an idea of which direction you want to take your vision board, a trip to an office supply store may inspire you (they should have the foam core, too).
  • The most important part of your vision board is making the time to ponder exactly what your personal and professional goals are. What do you want your life to look like at the end of the year? How about in five years? Answering these types of questions will help put you on the road to creating the life you want! 

Happy New Year from Klinke Cleaners. Have fun making your vision board and attaining your goals!

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