As the year draws to a close and the holiday season begins, many of us enter another season, one of reflection on what we have accomplished and what we hope to accomplish. While it is true we can create and set goals any time of year, there is something about a new year that feels like an opportunity to recreate all or part of who we are.
I have done my fair share of goal setting over the years and I have also worked with clients on how to set goals. Goal setting is for the most part a cognitive process and it works very well for some personality types. But I have found that for many this structured format not only does not work as well, it often makes them feel like they are failing because they set goals and find themselves not following through despite the best intentions. Some of you may have heard about the idea of creating aVision Board. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. In other words it is a subconscious process.
I LOVE making Vision Boards and this article by Christine Kane is one of the best I have found to explain exactly how to create one as well as the different types.
As I reflect today on the Vision Board I created last January, I have to tell you that I find it quite miraculous all that has occurred, as well as what has not because I realize what you don’t put on your Vision Board is also important.
I had some very concrete items-a dollar figure I wanted to earn, a number of weeks I wanted to work, a $ figure for my new car, an average number of times I wanted to do yoga a week-all accomplished. These were depicted in writing. Everything else was in pictures-a landscaped backyard-check, headstand-check, lots of travel photos in exotic locations-check (I left Thursday for a Australia and New Zealand). What I realized I did not have on my Vision Board was anything about a relationship. So this year when I create my Vision Board I will remember that the universe provides what we ask for, but we have to ask.
Are you ready to discover the ways to create the life of your dreams?
• Do you dream of being, doing, and having more in your life?
• Have you felt stuck or burnt out lately?
• Are you looking for new direction in your life?
• Do you long to start something new but aren’t sure what?
• Would you like to live your life feeling fulfilled, healthy, happy and connected to a sense of purpose?
• Do you desire to experience more satisfying relationships with others AND yourself.
We invite you to manifest a new vision for your year. We have created a Vision Board Workshop for the new year. Our workshop will be an opportunity for you to come together with a group of others who are wishing to embrace something new in their lives. The energy of many coming together to create such an opportunity excites me as I write this.
When: January 17, 2015 or January 24, 2015. 12:30 pm – 4 pm.
Where: Community Center: 729, 729 Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Rates: $40 for entire workshop (includes all materials that you will need to make your vision board) *Snacks and drinks will be provided
Contact: Cindy Fabico or Amy Smith @ Lifeskillsresourcegroup@gmail.com or call the office at 407.355.7378.
Even if you can’t attend the workshop, our Orlando counselors and life coaches at Life Skills Resource Group
would love to speak to you during a free phone consultation about ways we may be able to improve your relationships through individual counseling, couple’s counseling or family therapy.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your comments!
Peace, Namaste, Sat Nam,