Take a peek at my monthly vision board for August (plus learn how to make your own!).
I’m a little late in posting this, but I did make my Monthly Vision Board for August. Have you made yours yet?
Taking the time at the beginning of the month to think about your goals and plans is so important if you actually want to accomplish those goals. Focusing on the short window of a month enables you to break down your goals into more do-able, short-term steps so you can easily focus and make progress.
My Monthly Vision Board for August
I use the Joyful Life Playbook and Planner because it has more structure than a bullet journal (I tried to organize with a bullet journal), but the flexibility I need to adjust as life changes. You can also create your vision board on piece of paper.
To decorate the pages I usually use washi tape and stickers, and sometimes I cut words and pictures from magazines. (See my fave planning supplies 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.
I’m celebrating these blessings from July:
- super fun family party for the Fourth of July
- visit from one of my good friends
- my daughter’s home school evaluation being done
- having lots of time to spend with my middle daughter last month
- hosting dinner at our house for some sweet friends
- finding some awesome dishes in my thrifting adventures
- I made progress on two projects for my business and launched one of them
Vision and Focus
The next step in creating an effective monthly vision board is to think about what you want to happen in the upcoming month so you can narrow your focus to what’s really most important for the next few weeks.
This month I’m focusing on resting in and meditating on God’s love for me, and letting go of everything that is not for our current season of life. Now that our oldest two daughters have moved out and our youngest has graduated from high school, it’s time to transition our home and our life.
Must-Do’s This Month
The final section of a good monthly vision board is the list of actions 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 planning:
- my usual self care routines including drinking lots of water and exercising daily
- weekly dates with my husband as well as scheduled time with my daughters
- connecting with two friends
- loving and showing respect to my husband in tangible ways
- helping my daughter with a project
- continuing to work on a business project
- dinner with friends
- cleaning up and re-organizing part of ThePeacefulMom.com
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 and get those tasks done that really matter the 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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