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AN EFFECTIVE VISION BOARD

Happy new year my people. Last year, I discovered a new and effective way to keep new year resolutions: THE VISION BOARD. I am going to show you how a vision board can be an effective tool in achieving your goals this year. A vision board is a collection of pictures and words of one’s dreams and desires. WHY? A dream is more likely to be achieved when it’s written down.It serves as a form of encouragement for when you feel discouraged . A vision board is a good idea but if you are not doing it properly it’s ultimately useless. I will be helping you to create an ideal vision board.

Highlight your goals. To do this effectively ask yourself these questions:
What do I want and need to achieve in 2019?
How do I want to feel when these things have become your reality?
When answering the questions that involve emotion ensure you use single emotion words like happy,comfort etc.

The exact tools you need will depend on what kind of vision board you are making. Below are the tools you would need to make a basic vision board.
Something to attach images to e.g a) board b) a large sheet. c) book.
Something to use to stick images e.g glue, tape,etc.
Marker / pens.
Old magazines, old newspapers. (If these are not easy to get, then you can download appropriate pictures and words.)
A pair of scissors.
When getting your tools ask yourself ,”what kind of vision board do I want to make?” and pick the tools accordingly.

A vision board can’t be rushed so create space and time for it. Find a space large enough to accommodate all your tools such as a large table or floor. Choose music or anything that would make you comfortable and connected to your desires. At this point, you are going to gather images that match your goals without pasting them. If you don’t have images,find quotes or words that describe your goals. Example, if I intend to be a better footballer this year,I would have a picture of Messi/Ronaldo.

In this step, you are going to carefully go through the picture and words.  Then, paste pictures / words that accurately describe the feelings you intend to get from your goals. For example, if my goal is to practice more self care.  I would have pictures of ice-cream, exercise, sleep etc.Don’t paste pictures that seem too out of reach to avoid feeling that the goals are undesirable or attainable. Place your vision board somewhere it can be easily seen. An easily seen vision board serves as a source of encouragement.If you are mobile, a book would be a better option.

Create a list on how you intend to achieve your goals and be specific. Example, if one of your goals is to read more, in your ‘achieve goals’ list you write. Read 12 books this year: Read 2 books each month.(Possibly take it a step further by describing the types of books you intend to read each month). This list may have to be edited numerous times because of the changes that occur through out the year. Once you accomplish a goal, tick it. The list will serve as a means of accountability. Evaluate daily and ask ‘how are things going?’ .  Answer this question truthfully. Make appropriate adjustments where necessary.  REFOCUS AND FIRE AGAIN.

A  perfect vision board will be useless without persistence, accountability and hard work. Remember that resolutions are cheap but resilience is gold.

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Iretomiwa

Iretomiwa

Hello people of the internet. My name is Ekisola Iretomiwa. I am a young lady still growing. I have a billion scars because I showed up for this thing called life. (I am literally quoting my fake therapist   ). I hope you enjoy the roller coaster that is my mind.

13 Comments

  1. Oyesomi
    January 13, 2019 at 9:28 am — Reply

    Amazing

    • Iretomiwa
      January 13, 2019 at 9:33 am — Reply

      Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed it

  2. Funmilayo
    January 13, 2019 at 10:15 am — Reply

    Great post

  3. Silifa
    January 13, 2019 at 10:18 am — Reply

    Awesome. I’m definitely putting up a picture of Beyonce this year😁

    • Iretomiwa
      July 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm — Reply

      Beyonce lover ok ma. LOL

  4. Kunle
    January 13, 2019 at 10:32 am — Reply

    Was never one for this kinda thing but you seem to have a a convincing post…. Nice one…

  5. Ayeesh
    January 13, 2019 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I found this useful. Thank you!!

  6. AminatCanCode
    January 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    This is a nice post. Keep it up Tomiwa

  7. Layomi
    January 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    Tom Tom, make sense . More power to your elbow

  8. Beatsolace
    January 14, 2019 at 6:57 am — Reply

    This points are amazing.. can’t wait to use them. Thank you for the guide🤗

    • Iretomiwa
      July 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm — Reply

      Thank you and I can not wait for you to see the differences

  9. Ibsoft
    January 15, 2019 at 9:11 am — Reply

    This makes resolutions more interesting. Well done girl

  10. Ibukunoluwa
    February 1, 2019 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    Wonderful!!
    More Grace sis

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