Take a peek at my monthly vision board for May (plus learn how to make your own!).
Have you made your vision board for May yet?
Creating a monthly vision board helps you to:
- envision what you want;
- set goals you can actually accomplish;
- stay focused;
- stay motivated.
When I first started creating vision boards I made them for the entire year, and while I do have goals for the year, I now create Monthly Vision Boards because the shorter window of time helps me to create more specific and do-able goals — which means that I actually accomplish them!
My Monthly Vision Board for May
I use the Joyful Life Playbook and Planner because it:
- has more structure than a bullet journal (it’s too easy to skip days and weeks in a bullet journal);
- allows flexibility within the structure because of the many blank sections;
- prevents me from being distracted by my phone when I’m planning because it’s a paper planner.
See how I organized with a bullet journal HERE. I switched back to the Joyful Life Playbook and Planner because I found that I needed the reminders that a calendar and weekly plan provide, otherwise I lose focus. (Do I have adult ADHD? It’s likely, although I don’t have an official diagnosis.
This month I created my usual collage of words and images that symbolize what I want to happen this month and I then 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 page.
(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 looking back and celebrating all of the blessings, happy happenings and accomplishments of the previous month.
Some of the blessings and successes from April:
- My husband and I had a lot of fun dates and bike rides to enjoy the beautiful weather.
- We were able to see friends we haven’t seen in a while.
- We had a good month financially.
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:
- trusting God with all the details of finding a house and moving;
- letting go of those things that are not for our upcoming season;
- seeing myself as/being: creative, adventurous, inspiring, confident, innovative and bold (the list on my vision board);
- having child-like faith.
Must-Do’s/Goals for May
The final section of a good monthly vision board is the list of actions you need to take for the upcoming month. I review my goals for the year and quarter then plan my action steps for the month.
- brain dump
- Bible reading
- setting good boundaries on my phone usage
- gratitude journaling
- spending time in the sun to increase my vitamin D
- stretching and physical therapy exercises
- drinking 6-8 glasses of water
- walking for exercise
- eating a salad
- art journaling
- bed by 10 – 10:30 nightly without my phone
- visit to a park/garden
- bike ride or walk with my husband
- (marriage) weekly dates with my husband ($10 Date ideas HERE)
- (marriage) loving and honoring my husband in tangible ways
- (young adult kids) pray for my children daily
- (young adult kids) family dinner
- (young adult kids) text/call each child weekly
- (friends) text/call 2 friends to catch up
- (friends) coffee date with 1 friends
- (money) give from every paycheck; save $100
- (home) continue massive declutter of our home;
- (home) starting to pack for our move;
- (home) look for a new house;
- (biz) post at least once a week on ThePeacefulMom.com and on Instagram
- (biz) continue cleaning up old posts and photos on my website
If you haven’t tried creating a monthly vision board, I encourage you to start! You’ll be amazed at how creating a vision and plan for your month helps you to focus and be more productive in the areas that matter 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.
Tap 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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