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Well Adjusted: Crushing Goals with Vision Boards

By Dr. Melanie Brown

Well Adjusted: Crushing Goals with Vision Boards

Spring is a season of renewal and growth, making it an ideal time to set new goals and realign your life with your values. One powerful tool for this process is creating a vision board, a visual representation of your aspirations. As a daily reminder and motivator, vision boards help you picture exactly what you want.
A vision board can include images, words, and symbols representing your goals and dreams. You can use a poster board and cut out pictures from magazines or print images from online. Arrange these visuals in a way that inspires you, and place the board somewhere you will see it every day. This visual stimulation helps clarify your objectives and keeps you motivated, reminding you of what you’re working to achieve.
Picturing precisely what you want is crucial because it provides a clear direction. When your goals are vivid and specific, it’s easier to formulate a plan to achieve them. Understanding why you’re pursuing a goal is essential to staying motivated. Reflect on the deeper reasons behind your goals to ensure they align with your values and long-term vision. This reflection prevents you from getting stuck in a rut, keeping you connected to your purpose. If a goal no longer aligns with your values, don’t be afraid to adjust or change it.
With summer approaching, structure your plans to ensure they support your goals. Create a schedule that includes both work and leisure activities. Plan for productive periods and downtime to recharge and set milestones to track your progress and adjust as needed.
Reflecting on my experience, when we first started our chiropractic practice and our two oldest kids were babies, I created a vision board to help me stay focused. The images of a thriving practice, a happy family, and personal wellness goals were daily motivators amidst the chaos of starting a new business and raising kids. I stayed on track and made steady progress by doing one small thing towards these goals at a time, whether a marketing task for the practice or a family activity.
As goals were achieved, I needed to redo my vision board to reflect new aspirations and keep my motivation fresh. This practice kept me aligned with my values and ensured continuous growth and adaptation.
As your dreams are laid out before you, your goals are at the forefront of your mind, and you start taking small daily actions that become significant strides toward achieving your aspirations and maintaining a fulfilling, balanced life. What will your vision board look like this Spring?

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