I devoted some time before New Year’s Eve to work on goals for 2017. I knew for sure that my goals for the new year would include pull ups and bodybuilding, but decided to take on a new approach and make the process more fun and inspirational by creating a vision board.
The process of creating a vision board allowed me to think about the year in a different way.
Do you have New Year’s resolutions? Or did you set goals to achieve this year? Have you visualized them?
If you struggle with knowing what it is you want, making a vision board will help bring you clarity.
Here’s my vision board
It is no surprise that my 2017 vision board includes images of National Physique Committee (NPC) bikini bodybuilding athletes. These athletes are some of the best and had the opportunity to compete at one of 2016 national shows.
I’ve talked about how I struggle with drinking my water daily so I wanted to constant friendly reminder of what I need to do. It’s also important for me to remember to be happy and comfortable in my skin. And it’s all fueled by eating well. I wish I had a cupcake photo that looked like the ones I enjoyed because that would have made the board too. I am a sucker for sweets, especially good cupcakes.
Create your vision
A vision board can be any size. Small and compact or a large poster board. Flip through magazines and cut out words and images that inspire you. You also can search online for pics and print them out. Get some markers and write down words that mean something to you.
Find someone with the “abs” you want? See someone performing a lift you want to get better at? Is it someone getting restful sleep or eating a healthy meal? It doesn’t matter if they are meaningful to anyone else. It only needs to matter to you. Glue them to your board.
Keep your board where you will see it regularly. Next to your computer, on the dashboard of your car, on the fridge. Take a picture of it and make it the lock screen on your phone or tablet. Then look at it. A lot.
Now use your vision board
When you are struggling to find motivation, look at it. Before you leave each day, look at it. In the evening, look at it. Don’t look at it right before bed if it fires you up and will ruin your sleep.
When you’re thinking about eating something that doesn’t fit your goals, look at it and decide if it’s worth it.
So whether you set resolutions or not, creating a vision board is a fun way to stay focused on what you want in 2017.
Have you ever created a vision board?