Take a peek at my monthly vision board (plus learn how to make your own!)
If you’re like me, your life is super busy and it’s a challenge to get the important stuff done rather than just moving from one “fire” to the next.
One way I solve 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.
(I’ll be posting my goals update for January later this week.)
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.
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.
- my renewed focus and direction for this year along some new living room decor that symbolizes that direction (see my video HERE to see it.)
- a super fun double date with friends
- feeling stronger physically thanks to my new part-time job outside our home
- continued decluttering progress — yay!
Vision and Focus
The next step is to think about what you want to happen in the upcoming month so you can narrow your focus and choose what’s really most important for the next few weeks.
This month I cut some words and phrases from magazines that represent what I want for this month. And in line with my goal to keep things simple this month, I’m keeping the design of my vision board simple too.
(See my fave planning supplies HERE.)
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, going to bed on time); weekly date nights with my husband including a special Valentine’s date coming up; a fun family birthday celebration and working on plans for my daughter’s graduation.
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.
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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Nice Article! Creating a Vision Board will help you conceptualize your goals and serves as a source of motivation as you work towards achieving your dreams. You can use a vision board to stay focused on your dreams and put efforts to achieve them.