Here we are at the first of the year and it’s that time again for reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. As long as I can remember I have been creating some form of vision boards. I find it helpful to have images, words, goals and passions to stay engaged from day to day. With our busy lives it’s easy to lose sight on the positive parts of your life and get sucked into the daily grind. Having a vision board that I see every day keeps me oriented towards what’s most important. It also charges me up with affirmations and reminds me of all the wonderful things I have in my life. For the last couple years, I’ve asked my kids to join in. I’ve found it to be such a positive influence in my life, I wanted to pass it along. This year was the first time both of my kids agreed to participate.
Back in the day creating a vision board started with digging out the pile of magazines from couch sides and countertops and cutting out photos and words that inspired me. In this digital age, the process is a bit more focused. My kiddos and I sat down on the floor all with our devises and searched terms we wanted to be more engaged in this new year. My daughter was most inspired by squishy aspirational quotes and dreamy photography, my son, more into sports and motivational quotes. Once we all had a handful of images and quotes, I printed them all off and we go into my favorite bit, where we get to cut them all up into shapes and paste them on our boards.
Going through this process with my kids not only allowed me to spend some quality time with them but also gave me an opportunity to let them know I agreed with their thoughts and goals… that these things are indeed achievable.
Both children decided to post their boards in their room where they will see them everyday. Mine is on my walk-in closet wall where I can’t avoid it. Going into my closet yesterday to post my new board I reflected on my last years inspirations and goals and took a minute to appreciate just how far I’ve come in the last 12 months.
Isn’t it just great that with just a few pieces of paper and a poster board I can create such focus, appreciation and gratitude?
Cheers to another great year! HNY.