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I truly believe that we were all born to do great things. Whether or not we achieve them is another matter entirely. But we are all born with the ability to do great things. So how do we do them? How can we make sure that we’re reaching our goals and living out our dreams?
One way is to make a vision board.
And to help my daughter keep on task, I decided that we were going to make a mommy and me vision board.
But just what is a vision board?
A vision board – some people refer to these boards as a map of life – is a board where you put pictures, words and quotes that you’ve found.
These items are a representation of what you want to have happen in your life. The purpose behind having a visual board is for you to draw to yourself the good things that you want.
On your board, you can put up photos of what you want to do in life. For example, if you never finished college but want to, you would put up pictures and things that deal with that purpose.
Some of these items might be the image of a college or a picture of a smiling person wearing a cap and gown. This board can be as broad as you want it to be.
Everything that you want in life can go on the board, regardless of what it is. If you want a certain kind of home in a particular neighborhood, go ahead and put a photo or image of that home up on your board.
For me, it means putting down my entrepreneurial goals and for my daughter, it’s her future career choices. Or a place that she’d like to go on vacation. Or a pet (she really wants a horse).
I thought it would be fun for us to make a mommy and me vision board and here’s how we did it:
- Bulletin or Dry erase board
- Decorative tape
- Large index cards
- Medium index cards
- Push pins
- Whatever else will make it complete! (ribbon, pictures, objects, etc.)
Here were some of our supplies that we picked up at our local Walmart.
Our first step was to jazz up the bulletin board. I kept it simple by covering the edges with decorative tape but you can get fancy if you’d like. I then used the same tape to divide the vision board in half.
Next, I put stickers at the top to indicate which side was which. And then we did our basic set up. Rather than cutting out pictures right away, I started with index cards.
I used push pins to keep the index cards in place rather than taping them down so that way I can move them around. And I also have some wiggle room when I’m ready to add my pictures.
My daughter is still working on her side as she is looking for just the right pictures to add.
When it’s finished, or at least closer to being filled, we’ll hang it up in the hallway so we can always have it in view. That way we’re more aware of what we’re working on and how close to our goals we’re getting.
Eventually, what we ended up doing was removing the divider tape and turned it so we were using it vertically. We focused more on family goals instead of just individual goals.
Some of the things we’re working on?
- Becoming debt free
- a new house
- a dog
- family vacation time
Individually, we still have our own dreams, visions, and goals. And now I’ve sparked this within my daughter to make a vision board all of her own. I’ll make another one for myself, too.
If you have big dreams, big visions, and big goals, how do you keep yourself going? Aside from having them down on a vision board, I also fuel myself for the day- whether it’s at breakfast or for a quick afternoon snack.
I am especially loving the new Post Shredded Wheat.
Get inspired with Post (and find more ideas for your own vision board) when you visit Pinterest!
Since we were at Walmart already picking up our vision board supplies, we stopped by the cereal aisle to pick up a few boxes.
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