Goal Setting and Motivation
For years, we have made family “dream boards” or “vision boards”. In our home, this allows us to remind our children why mommy and daddy are working so hard and what we are working or aspiring towards.
We can use this method for our health and fitness goals as well. We encourage all of you to take the time to really decide what you want in life. Set some realistic goals that can be obtained in a short period of time (1-2 years) and then some really extravagant goals that might take you longer to achieve (5-10 years).
If you don’t have a vision of where you are headed, than you won’t know how to get there. My goal for you is to set clear and specific goals. We won’t get what we don’t ask for!
Here are my tips for you:
1. Put some thought into it. What do you really want? Write it all down. Curate images, words and affirmations that mean a lot to you. The emotion behind it is important. Your vision board should stir positive and heartfelt emotion in you when you look at it.
2. POSITIVE thoughts and images only. Frame everything in the present tense and make it positive. Make it an image or statement that expresses the best version of you, your ideal.
3. Placement. Make sure you put your vision board somewhere that you will see it daily to remind yourself of your goals and dreams. Take time to look over it quietly and imagine, meditate and BELIEVE that all those words and images are true.
Remember this is merely a reminder of who and what we want to be. We need to be patient as we work towards these goals.
We are a work in progress!!!