Take a peek at my monthly vision board for October (plus learn how to make your own!).
Have you made your vision board for October yet?
I just restarted posting my monthly vision boards last month and they’ve been so helpful with all the weirdness in the world right now.
I love monthly vision boards because 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 October
I use the Joyful Life Playbook and Planner because it has more structure than a bullet journal, yet allows the flexibility I need to adjust as life changes. I tried to organize with a bullet journal, but I found that I needed the reminders that a calendar and weekly plan provide. It was too easy for me to skip weeks and lose focus.
This month I created a collage of words and images that symbolize what I want to happen this month and added them over the monthly calendar section. I also added washi tape (mostly Recollections brand from Michael’s) and some photos I cut out of 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 and successes from August:
- Fun dates with my husband.
- Working more on The Peaceful Mom.
- Acceptance as an artist entrant to a Creative Harvest Festival.
- Having more energy.
- Staying on a better routine.
- Attending some local shows my daughter has played recently.
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:
- Staying focused on my goals.
- Expressing my creativity more.
- Being more productive and fruitful.
- Remembering that my purpose is not what I do. It’s WHO I am.
Must-Do’s/Goals for October
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.
This month I’m planning:
- bed by 10 – 10:30 nightly;
- eat Gluten Free;
- daily brain dump;
- my usual self-care routines including drinking lots of water and exercising daily;
- spending weekly time at a local park.
- (marriage) weekly dates with my husband (410 Date ideas HERE);
- (marriage) loving and showing respect to my husband in tangible ways;
- (young adult kids) pray for my children daily;
- (young adult kids) text/call each child weekly;
- (friends) coffee date with a friend;
- (friends) weekly phone call with at least one friend;
- (extended family) call weekly, pray for them.
- (money) giving from every paycheck; paying $100 toward debt; saving $100;
- (biz) hosting the 31 Day Declutter Challenge on The Peaceful Mom;
- (home) decluttering my own home;
- (biz) posting at least 3 times a week on the website and on Instagram;
- (biz) prep for Creative Harvest Festival.
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.
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