A "vision board" is a visual representation of the dreams and goals you want to achieve in life. Visualization is one of the most powerful mental exercises you can do, and aims to program the part of the brain responsible for attention.
When you focus on the things you want, and you see them repeatedly, you begin to be able to see new ways to reach them and bring them to your reality. You'll be amazed at how things start to emerge in your life.
Simply pointing your goals increases the likelihood of accomplishing them, because keeping our dreams and goals well-present helps us stay focused.
The goal is to include visual representations of how we want to feel, in addition to the more concrete objectives related to the various areas of our lives.
Thus, it is fundamental to select images and words that help us visualize what we want to feel. A great idea is to put phrases that inspire you, photos and clippings or even small objects on your "vision board". This will contribute to an increase in motivation.
In order for you to use the full potential of this tool, the first step is to write down which areas you want to focus on. You can find inspiration in our agenda, where every month you find a representation of a "vision board" based on the skills wheel.
In it are represented all the main areas of life; quality of life (leisure, hobbies, fun), personal (food, fitness, spirituality), relationships (family, love, friends), professional (career, finance, contribution).
You can add other fields that make more sense to you.
Next is the fun part, it's time to build a visual representation of those same goals. Use your creativity and make a painting or a collage that inspires you and place it in a prominent spot in your office or on your agenda, so you can see it every day.
The second step is to write in your favorite notebook a love letter for yourself. Yes, you read it right! This is a very important and powerful exercise and I suggest that you take your time and do it with all your heart.
Write a letter to your future self, in three years' time. What would you like to read in this letter? It begins, for example, "Dear Vera, I am very happy to be able to write you this day in 2022. It has been incredible what you have achieved in recent years ..." And you begin to write in detail about what you want, your dreams and goals already achieved.
Use as many adjectives and compliments as you can. It is important to talk about specific aspects of your life. One tip is to begin with what is most important to you, and put all your love and gratitude for the achievements you have reached. Write with affection and congratulate yourself and celebrate your achievements to the fullest!
The third step is to realize how you can turn these dreams and goals into reality. The good news is that you have all the power within you to make them come true, do not wait for others to do it for you, only you have that power.
To achieve this you only have to create a strategy, and again the skills wheel will be a great help.
Once more, read the letter you wrote for yourself and make a list of all your goals, then for each of those objectives find a strategy to make that goal a reality.
For example, supposing that one of the objectives is to be physically healthier, for this I can eat better or try other types of food or consult a nutritionist, I can also walk three times a week or practice some sport in which I feel pleasure, gyms exist in my area and schedules, or i can even invite friends and go to a park or the beach, etc. These are just examples of actions you can take to begin to achieve your goal.
It is important to be realistic and to create long, medium and short term objectives. To do this, set monthly goals, small steps help you reach more easily everything you propose. Use strategies like writing in a beautiful notebook, or using an inspirational agenda to stay organized and motivated in your daily achievements.
Taking the example above, in the first month your goal may be to consult a nutritionist, in the second month put new meals into practice 2 to 3 times a week, and so on. There are goals that can take a month to accomplish and others that can take three years, what matters is that you set small goals and that you congratulate yourself for every little achievement you make. Do not neglect your valorization and create rewards to celebrate all that you can achieve, and you will discover a new strength and motivation within you.
A dream is a desire of your heart! You just have to put it into action so that it begins to manifest.
I would like to know if you've already done a "vision board", or do you already use our agenda to help you achieve your goals? Share with us your achievement journey in the comments below.
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