Happy New Year Everyone!
I am so excited to begin 2018 with you. First off, I want to thank you for starting this oily journey with me! Without you Namastay Essential would not exist. Whether you are a past client, new client, or future client, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support and love!
2018 is set up to be the best year yet. I have been setting HUGE goals for my doTERRA business and I cannot wait to reach them and celebrate them with you.
A huge part of setting my goals is making a vision board. I have no doubt that a vision board is the up and coming way to goal set. They are becoming far more popular as people begin to understand the psychological and the universal energy behind them. This is great because we are realizing and accepting that working just for the sake of work and success isn’t getting us results anymore – we need to have some solid mindset preparations behind the work that we are doing. A vision board is a great mindset shift because it brings your big goals right to the forefront of your day and keeps you focused. If you plan and set your goals correctly then they give you a very clear focus on the life you want to lead plus they physically and subconsciously help you to achieve those goals.
My Vision board
here are 7 reasons you should create a vision board:
1. You always set new goals but have a huge lack of actual follow through
If you frequently set goals but never accomplish them then you need a vision board. You may be setting a new financial goal, weight loss goal, or career goal for 2018. How motivated are you to start acting so you can actually accomplish that goal? Any goal that you create should inspire you to move forward.
2. You have no idea how or where to start in order to make your goal a reality
Goals are only accomplished if they are fully understood by you, they are in line with what motivates you, and if you know what accomplishing your goal looks like to you. Ask yourself, what will my life look like once I have reached my goal, and how will I be different? Once you have answered those questions, you will then be ready to create your own personal goal map. Your vision board is your goal map. Vision boards are great because it is completely up to you to create it exactly how you want it.
3. You are comfortable with only “wanting” something so you continue to tell yourself that will never happen for me.
Make 2018 your year to start being comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. Have you ever heard the saying, “life starts at the end of your comfort zone”? Well that is very true. Life does not happen in the realm of comfort. If you want something, you have to go get it, and more importantly you have to work for it. Change your internal dialogue and tell yourself, “I want this, and It will happen for me”. Find pictures that represent what you want. No matter if it is a nice home, new career, or a dream vacation, find something that will remind you of that daily and add it to your board.
4. You have trouble organizing the ideas in your head
If you mind is cluttered with ideas don’t worry, put them all on the board. Leaving thoughts purely in your mind without getting them out on paper can lead to overwhelm, lack of motivation, or even depression. Once you see everything laid out on a vision board, no matter how random, or disconnected they may be, it will all start to make sense to you.
5. You constantly feel defeated by negative people in your life
Negativity is a huge barrier to accomplishing any goal. If you allow people to taint your path with negative comments and actions, you will never reach your goal. You cannot change the actions and words of others, but you can change your own actions and your own words. I recommend not only putting positive pictures on your vision board, but also pasting positive affirmations to your board. Positive affirmations enhance your positive self talk and serve as a reminder as to why you chose your path. Positive affirmations will keep you motivated to keep going, when everything around you is telling you to quit.
6. You have tried just keeping a list of your goals but continue to struggle to accomplish them
Writing down your goals is great. Making a list of what is important for your life is a great way to prioritize your goals, and may help get you started. But how often do you go back to look at that list? Are you able to visualize the items on your list? Vision boards help you take your list and put it into action. When you review your board, you not only have a list, but you have actual pictures associated with the words on that list. You visualize what your goals actually look like for you, and you are more likely to continue your daily action steps toward reaching your goal.
7. It’s a New Year and you just want to do something that is different from what you did in 2017.
Leave the bad habits of 2017 in 2017. More of the same with no results is not the way to start a new year. Make 2018 your year and own it. If you have never tried a vision board before, why not make 2018 the year that you complete your first board.
what are your goals for 2018?