I love New Year Resolutions. Each year I optimistically make a list of goals. My goals are usually very specific and follow the “S.M.A.R.T.” template. “I will lose 20 pounds by eating healthy and working out 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes a day by June 1, 20XX.” I am a big fan of S.M.A.R.T. Goals but this year I decided to go for a more relaxed approach.
I designed my first vision board. My board included general goals for 5 major areas of my life: Spirituality & Faith, Emotional & Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships, and Career & Community.
Making broad goals is not something I would typically recommend but for a person like me who often struggles with flexibility and plans obsessively, a looser format can be therapeutic. Although my goals are not measurable in the traditional sense, I am taking note of my progress and have already done a mid-month evaluation. See, I told you I plan obsessively. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
2017 Vision and Resolutions
Spirituality & Faith
- Read through the entire Bible
- Memorize Scripture
Mental & Emotional Health
- Post affirmations
- Memorize Scripture (yes, it goes here too!)
- Clean out the basement
- Make and drink green smoothies
- Exercise regularly
- Listen more
- Affirm more
- Give more
Career & Community
- Professional Development
- Create business plan
- Save money
Have you ever made a vision board? Did you make any resolutions for 2017? How are they going? We are only 3 weeks into the new year. Don’t give up!