There’s no better time to try to begin to set yourself and your family on the right path then at the beginning of a new year.
But how can you do that in a way that is effective and gets the whole family on the same page?
A family vision board will provide you with an opportunity to not only get your family on the same page, but it also creates a visual so that you and your family can reflect on it throughout the year.
Research consistently supports that if you can see it, the chances of you achieving it will increase significantly.
So if you would like to consider this as an option for your family in 2020, here are a few suggestions:
Identify a family meeting time. This can be hard with so many moving schedules going on, but it is possible. This should be done when you know your family will be together. You might want to pose the topic during family dinner, taking the kids to school in the morning, or on an early Saturday morning where you’re lounging around, eating breakfast, and watching cartoons/ the news with your family.
Give your family an opportunity to brainstorm three things that they would like to change. Be open to hearing their feedback and even asking questions about why they want to do the things that they have stated. Be sure that they answer the following questions –
Where would you like to be in 1 year/ 5 years/10 years?
Make sure that you have the supplies necessary for creating a vision board. These include construction paper, poster board, scissors, glue, and magazines. Try to find a spacious, yet comfortable place to conduct the exercise in such as a kitchen table or the living room floor if mobility is not an issue. Be sure to do it at the designated time that you chose to create your vision board, and be deliberate about sticking to this time to ensure that it gets completed. If you have little kids like myself, I strongly recommend that you exercise lots of patience and have children;friendly resources available, like scissors and crayons. This would also be applied if you had any elderly people in your family that you wish to include in your family vision board.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying before, ” if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” For this reason, it is extremely important to make sure that you formalize a structured plan with your family about where you’re going and how you intend to get there. A family vision board is one way of doing that. If you would like assistance with developing this format,