Take a peek at my monthly vision board for January (plus learn how to make your own!).
Have you made your vision board for January yet?
I’m late in posting this month, but creating a monthly vision board helps me so much to envision what I want to accomplish, as well as helping me to stay motivated and focused.
In the past I created a vision board for the entire year, but I love how monthly vision boards give more focus because the short window of time makes me create more specific and do-able goals.
My Monthly Vision Board for January
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. (See my attempts to organize with a bullet journal.) I found that I needed the reminders that a calendar and weekly plan provide because 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 taped the page over the monthly calendar section. I also added washi tape (mostly Recollections brand from Michael’s) to the the right side of the vision board.
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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.
Some of the blessings and successes from December:
- fun family day out in early December
- lots of sales of the Joyful Life Planner
- amazing Christmas Eve with our immediate family
- fun dates with my husband
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:
- lightening the load – decluttering my home and life
- thanksgiving and gratitude
- clarity and creativity
Must-Do’s for January
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 three segments: personal, people, and projects.
This month I’m planning:
- daily brain dump
- daily Bible reading
- drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily
- walking for exercise daily
- eating a salad every day
- bed by 10 – 10:30 nightly
- (marriage) weekly dates with my husband ($10 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
- (money) give from every paycheck; pay $100 toward debt; save $100
- (home) decluttering and organizing the main areas of our home
- (biz) posting at least once a week on the website and on Instagram
- (biz) prepping for a new series on ThePeacefulMom.com
- (personal) gratitude journaling
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 six 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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