Working long hours and busy schedules can make it very hard to maintain good health and positive thinking, but it is important to care for your self in order to effectively care for others.

It is nearly impossible to improve yourself or achieve a goal if you haven’t taken the time to outline the changes that you want to see. Creating a vision board is a great way to stay inspired and maintain momentum towards being your best self. There are many great reasons why a vision board can help you to put caring for yourself on your priority list.

Creating your board is a fun activity

You can put together a board that outlines your vision using items like photos, magazine clippings and motivational quotes. The Huffington Post has a great article on how to create a vision board. Try doing it with a partner that shares your vision or make it a part of quality family time.

It can help you maintain a positive attitude

Rhonda Byrne, the author of The Secret says “If you are feeling good, it is because you are thinking good thoughts.” There is a lot of research about the law of attraction and how positive thinking is essential to living a happy life. But it is hard not to get stuck in the negatives in today’s busy world, this Ted Talk by Alison Ledgerwood is great for learning “how to get unstuck.” If you fill your board with reasons to stay positive, you will always have reminders to keep you feeling great.

It really works

By keeping your thoughts aimed at your aspirations, a vision board can help you to make your dreams a reality. The Secret states that “your thoughts are the primary cause of everything.” Your thoughts become your reality and if you focus  on the changes you want to make or the result you are looking to achieve, you will find yourself reaching your goals with ease.

If you’re looking for a way to motivate yourself to get in shape or eat healthy, what better way than to put it on a vision board. Put your board someplace where you will see it everyday and let it remind you to take care of yourself and be the best you can be.



ARNP, Holistic Health Coach. Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams.

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