Take a peek at my monthly vision board and learn how to make your own!
If you’re like me, your life is super busy and if you’re not careful, you can become caught up in just putting out the next “fire” rather than living your true priorities.
One way I combat this problem is by stepping away for a short time each month to review my long term goals and create a monthly vision board.
I love creating a monthly vision board because it enables me to break my big goals down into more do-able, short term steps so I can make progress on my goals without feeling overwhelmed.
My Monthly Vision Board
I use the Joyful Life Planner/Playbook, but you can also organize with a bullet journal or create your vision board on piece of paper. You can see a video with more of a close-up view HERE on my Instagram. (And while you’re there check out my story highlights HERE.)
HOW TO MAKE A MONTHLY VISION BOARD
To make my monthly vision board work, I include three steps:
The first step in making an effective monthly vision board is to take a look back and celebrate all of the blessings, happy happenings and accomplishments of the previous month.
For last month I’m thankful for a fun anniversary date with my hubby, finishing my Beautiful Basics Video Course, and FINALLY being able to install the new floor tile and vanity in our master bathroom (before and after photos coming soon!).
Vision and Focus
Next it’s time to think about what you want to happen in the upcoming month. This powerful step enables you to narrow your focus and choose what’s really most important for the next few weeks.
Lately I’ve been creating an arty, visual representation of my vision for the upcoming month. I make it a “tip in” by using washi tape to add it into my Joyful Life Planner on the left side over the monthly calendar. (See a quick video HERE.)
For this page I used Colour Brusho, ink and some tissue paper circles for the background; added the word “bloom” using a Tombow marker and cut the fruit and flowers from a magazine. (See my fave planning supplies HERE.)
In addition to the arty vision board, I add words and phrases that express how I want to feel and what I want in the upcoming month. For August, I’m focusing on simplifying, being more creative and productive.
Must-Do’s This Month
The final section of a good monthly vision board is the list of actionable steps you need to take for the upcoming month.
I divide this section into six segments: personal, people, passion, purpose, projects and events. I try to limit my action steps to just a couple in each category to ensure that I can actually accomplish them.
This month I’m focusing on my usual self-care steps (daily exercise, drinking lots of water, eating gluten free); spending individual time with each of my family members; producing more artwork and working on a new paper clutter video course.
If you haven’t tried creating a monthly vision board, I encourage you to start this month. You’ll be amazed at how it helps you to focus on what truly matters most to you.
Link to monthly vision board category or how to make monthly vision board.
If you want a planning system that incorporates a monthly vision board as well as other creative organizing tools, try the Joyful Life Playbook/Planner.
It’s the system I’ve used for the past five years to create a life I love.
Click HERE to read more about it.
I would love to hear about your vision for this month, so leave a comment or a link below with your focus for this month.
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