Sometimes I share pictures of my vision board or mention it in comments on social media, so I thought I would make a short little blog post to explain it. If you are looking for a fancy definition, Google says that, “A vision board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams.” Basically the idea is that when we set goals and then look at them all the time it reinforces them in our mind. It helps us work towards things that are important to us.
My brothers and I each have one. We also have a big family travel vision board in our loft. It has all the places we want to visit in the next five years on it! (If only Coronavirus would go away!)
I set all of the goals on my vision board by myself and then choose a picture or word to put on my board that I really connect with. My mom and I will sit down and talk about the things that I picked so that if I need any help planning my goals or reaching them she can jump in too. She doesn’t do any fiber crafting, but for example she can help me register for the state fair.
This is my vision board in July 2020. Sometimes goals are long-term… like Etsy who has a grumpy minimum age policy, so I can’t open a shop right now. Despite the fact that I sent them two very detailed proposals asking for an exception and they never answered me. Boo. Other goals are short-term… like my name change from Crochet by A to Ewenique Astrid. That will be all squared away by the end of this summer. (If you would like to read more about my name change, check out this blog post!)
Once I achieve one of my goals, I put it in my accomplishments folder and start thinking about a new goal or how to take something else to the next level!
I also keep a picture of my vision board on the home screen of my phone. So I see it multiple times everyday and it helps me remember all the amazing things I am working towards.
One of my biggest goals is to go to fiber college when I am old enough. So a lot of my goals are focused on growing and building my skills to make me a top candidate when I apply! Fingers crossed!
Do you vision board? I would love to hear about it!