We are now one month into the NEW YEAR! How are you doing with your goals so far?
Statistics according to the U.S. News and World Report say that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.
I don’t want that to be YOU! So I’m checking in with you.
I say that doesn’t have to be true if you can learn from past mistakes and hear me on this…
First let me ask – Do you already have a vision of who you will be in 2020? Some people see the new year as a blank canvas where you can create or recreate a version of yourself. Others do this by creating New Year’s Resolutions even though they are notorious for being broken and forgotten one month into the new year.
I personally go for creating a vision board to help guide me in my quest for owning the new year and making the most out of it. Let me tell you why this works, and why this can be an effective motivator to pursue and achieve your perfect vision of a 2020 YOU!
A vision board is very visual in nature; most vision boards can be expressive and depend on the creator’s own subjective feeling of what they want their boards to be like. You can paint on your board, cut-out from old magazines, and even combine different mediums. Vision boards are about unleashing your creativity and having a positive outlook to imagine ahead.
You can use vision boards for almost anything. Want a motivational board for better eating habits? Check! Want to create a reminder board for making better decisions in life? Do it! Are you looking for a good career-related visual to pump you with energy throughout the year? Go for it! Personally, I create holistic vision boards, which integrate all aspects of my life.
While my main mantra is to keep being fit, fierce, and fabulous throughout the years, I see this mantra in all aspects of my life. I apply it in my family, in my career, or even in my creative channels.
That’s why it pays to have a mantra and put it on your vision board. From there, you can let that motivate you in different aspects of your life. Create a mantra that has a concrete and positive action, so it will propel you towards doing something instead of just thinking or pondering over possibilities.
One other thing to remember when making a vision board is to let loose.YEEEEEE!
Don’t be afraid to express your inner crazy! YOWWWWW ! That’s what I do! Feels good. Try it!
The key is to remember how the real you will create your vision board, so that your true desire will be reflected on your board. Being idealistic is never a bad thing–but you should also have realistic steps on how to achieve those goals.
This is why it is important to make the goals achievable and concrete. Discipline will come in actually pursuing what is on the board, but it’s hard to do this when you have lofty visions. If you want to get fit for 2020, ask yourself, “What are the ways I can actually do this?”
Is it through healthy eating? Is it through a more active lifestyle? OR DO I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME. A COACH MAYBE TO PUSH ME ALONG. If so, don’t be afraid to get help or add recipes for healthy meals or pictures of healthy dishes that will inspire you to make them or at least opt for them. Post pictures of your health enthusiast idols to inspire you to work out more or stay up on your game plan to get those abs, legs and toned body you’ve always wanted. Or to just be healthy.
Vision boards give you a positive outlook for the future, but one that you will be motivated to pursue. Last but not least, remember that vision boards are not achieved overnight. Some take the entire year, while others even go beyond the year that they created it. What’s important is that it becomes a constant reminder for you to achieve your best self, because the journey never really ends–you just keep adding positive reminders on how you can keep growing year after year.
Looking for a little inspiration?! Get a private workout session with me by signing up for my Take Back Your Life Elite Program! It’s just what you need to keep motivated and moving forward!
You’ll learn to eliminate those pesky habits that you can’t seem to shake and you’ll discover different ways to clear the emotional blockages that stand in your way from living your life freely feeling sexy and confident.
“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah