I love New Year's rituals. The grapes at 12pm, the colorful underwear and the suitcase on New Year's Eve are always there. Additionally, at the beginning of the new year I choose an Intention and make a Vision Board. I like every year when starting a new cycle, to have a space for reflection and a genuine connection with myself that allows me to define the goals I want to achieve.
I have many dreams, but sometimes I get lost in the challenges of everyday life and they remain unfulfilled. Mom's life was one of my dreams, but I never thought how much it could distract me from the other goals I wanted to achieve. That's why I think a Vision Board is necessary every year to keep the focus on my life beyond motherhood.
Vision board: a tool to achieve goals
The vision board is a graphic representation of the dreams I want to achieve. It is a board, physical or digital, where I organize images that reflect the goals I want to pursue.
I also like to include aspirations, experiences and even feelings that I want to live in the future. Creating the vision board is also a special moment in itself. Since 2019 I met with the same group of friends to dream big together.
4 reasons to make a Vision Board
For me the best way to start a new year is with focus and purpose. I make a Vision Board because:
- It helps me connect emotionally with the resolutions I have for the year. It’s a visual commitment of my intention and goals.
- It’s a constant reminder of my dreams and goals. Being a mother and having a life full of to-do’s, is a recipe to forget the goals that I want to achieve. I tend to prioritize the needs of my family, which is why the Vision Board keeps me focused on what I want for me.
- It’s a visualization tool, but also a decision-making one. When I have to make a decision or prioritize my time, I look at the Vision Board, connect with my dreams and decide what to say yes to and what to say no to.
- It helps me measure results. Although it’s true that not all the dreams that I glue into the Vision Board come true in a year, many of them do and this tool helps me to analyze at the end of the year what worked for me and what did not. This information helps me a lot when I'm planning for the next year because I can review what I've accomplished and how far I've come.
Do you see why creating a Vision Board has become an essential ritual at the beginning of my year?
If you want, I would love for you to write and reflect on your dreams for this coming year. I want every step you take this year to help you get closer to achieving your goals, and to be a worthy year in your life. Because dreams come true and mine is that you continue to be a powerful WowMom.