Happy New Year! With the start of a new year, we can oftentimes be overwhelmed with the idea that we need to become a different person overnight. It is good to set expectations for yourself and want to see growth. However, it is also important to know that things take time and lots of effort to achieve. Setting goals for yourself is a great way to prepare your mind for upcoming growth. It gives yourself many steps on how to get there. Learn more about how visualizing your goals can help you achieve them and how it can be beneficial for you.

Where do I start?

The best way to start this process is to write down what you want to accomplish in the new year. Whether it is to save a certain amount of money, to travel more, or to start taking self care more seriously. The possibilities are endless. Create a list of what you want to see yourself achieve. Even if you feel as though it may not be possible. It’s important to remember that believing it is possible, is crucial to achieving a goal. Once you have your goals, the next step is visualizing them. Check out our past blogs on how to set goals in your relationships and why it is important!

How can I “visualize” my goals?

Visualizing goals has been proven to increase goal achievement greatly. There are many ways this is possible. Vision boards are a great way to be able to visualize your goals in an easy and refreshing way. Creating a vision board sets intentions for your goals, see where you want to end up, and create a plan for how to get there. Vision boards are about crafting something that will inspire you to realize your dreams and goals daily. With creating a vision board, you allow yourself to have access to a physical reminder of what you want to accomplish, making it more likely to be attainable.

How do I make a vision board?

Once you have created a list of what you can accomplish, you are ready to bring them to life. The best thing about vision boards is the ability to completely customize it to your preference. There are so many ways to create physical or virtual vision boards. When you have decided which form of vision board works best for you, that’s where the fun part starts!

You can find pictures that represent your goals on so many platforms, such as Pinterest or google images. For instance, if one of your goals is to travel more throughout the year, you can find pictures all over the internet of traveling, places you want to visit, budgeting tools. All can be added to your vision board in any way you like. It is also great to find inspirational messages or words to place on your vision board to remind yourself of what you want to accomplish. Once you have found all the pictures, quotes, or messages you want to place for yourself on your vision board, you can place them in any fun order that works for you. Vision boards are completely based on one’s own perception, making it so easy to cater to your own needs.

What now?

After completing your vision board, you may be wondering, what happens now? While it is unfortunate that our dreams and goals cannot completely come into fruition overnight, creating a vision board is a great place to start! Placing your vision board in a place you are often reminded of is one of the best ways to increase your ability to achieve your goals. Being reminded of your goals daily helps keep your mind on track. This will motivate you to want to do what you can to get there. Be sure to reference your vision board often throughout the year, to allow yourself to feel good about what you have accomplished so far, and motivated to accomplish even more down the road.

Setting goals for yourself and creating resources that will help you get there is so important for your mind and personal growth. It is important to want to continue growing, whether it is mentally, physically, or in any of the abilities you may have. Knowing that you want to make a change to any aspect of your life can shape you into who you want to see yourself as. Always remember that mindset is everything, especially when wanting to increase personal growth. 


If you are wanting to find even more ways to create goals for yourself or increase your personal growth, Modern Wellness Counseling is here for you! Our trained and licensed online therapists can help you every step of the way. Contact our office today by calling 210-706-0392 to get started on your growth journey. Whether that is individually or with your partner. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT (she/her/hers)

Priscilla is the owner and founder of Modern Wellness Counseling and is passionate about helping people learn how to implement healthy relationship skills and learn how to take care of their mental wellbeing.

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