Pictures move people. Hairdo inspiration? Pin it. Goal body? Pin it. House of your dreams? Pin…pin…pin. Online picture boards have burst in popularity, and while I think Pinterest boards are incredible, I’m still old fashioned when it comes to goal boards.
If there’s something I want to do, achieve or be, I visualize it. I write it out. I cut out pictures of it to post throughout my house. And I don’t wait for the new year; it’s something I think about year round (not just the new year).
Jackie Mart, a holistic health coach and owner of Optimum Wellness, hosts goal-setting and vision board classes. To take your new year’s goal from resolution to reality, check out her seven tips to setting a goal:
1. Decide exactly what you want.
2. Write your goal down on paper in the present tense as if you have already fulfilled your goal.
3. Set a deadline.
4. Make a list of everything you could possibly think of that you will have to do to achieve your goal.
5. Take your list and organize it into a plan.
6. “Take action!”
7. Do something EVERY DAY to move you toward your major goal!
Jackie coaches her clients in-person and remotely to reach their fitness and health goals. Whatever you want to make happen in 2016, put it in front of you! My husband and I just redid a room in our house, and we included a chalkboard wall. This nook is the perfect spot to jot down motivating quotes, inspirational messages and goals.
Since the wall is in one of our guest rooms*, I included goals appropriate for us, and anyone staying over. Just like you feed your body with healthy food, feed your brain with healthy thoughts to become your best YOU.
*To see our guest room transformation, see “This old home: bedroom facelift before and after“.