How to Create a Vision for You
Creating a vision for yourself is akin to planning your year. But, for most people, it feels overwhelming to sit and plan out an entire year. I think this is because it almost feels pointless. It's not very often that we hear people in December talking about how glad they are that they took the time to plan out their year. We don't hear about the goals they set or what they went through to accomplish them. Especially, if most of the people you talk to are stay-at-home moms.
Many people seem to think that moms don't need to set goals. This was something I struggled with. Especially as a planner addict. I always wanted to plan something out and do something. I would buy a new planner and start filling in all my information. I would go through the monthly calendars and add in every birthday I could think of. I would plan out my first week. Sometimes I would plan out my second week, and then a third. But most of the time, my planner would sit.
I let it sit because I didn't know what to plan. All I did was stay at home every day. I felt like I needed a different planner. So, I would start looking for a new planner. One for stay-at-home moms.
But here's the thing. You don't even need a planner. It's true. You can organize your thoughts on paper and then schedule what you want to do in your calendar. It can be that simple.
This works if you want to make a million dollars, and this works if you just want to stay home.
You're probably wondering why I would tell you that you don't need a planner when so much of what I do is about planning.
It's because I want you to actually do what you say you are going to do.
I spent so much of my life buying planners and filling them out and letting them sit.
I spent so much of my life giving the power to the planner.
I kept thinking that I just needed to find the right planner.
All you need is you.
You and a notebook and a calendar.
You just need to show up and do the work.
Now, a planner can be a great tool. (I personally use a bulletjournal.) But, if you want it to be a great tool for you, you have to understand how you work.
A bullet journal works best for me because I work best by journaling. I have to write out my dreams. I have to write out what's blocking me. This is how I formulate my plan for everything.
If you know what works for you, you can find a planner that works for you.
That's what's important.
You want your planner to work for you because you are the one doing the work. Do not give your power to the planner (like I used to) and expect stellar results every time you buy a new one.
Let's get back to creating a vision for you
There are three things that must be answered to find clarity to move forward.
What do I want? What's not working? What can I do to make it work?
Those 3 questions are gold.
- What do you want?
- Why don't you already have it?
- What can you do to get it?
Those questions will help you create a vision for yourself. They will help you plan your year. But, let's back up a minute. Let's go back to why you should plan your year when you're just a stay-at-home mom.
why you should plan your year
Think about your life for a minute.
How fast did last month go by?
What happened 3 months ago?
Do you remember what life was like 6 months ago? A year?
A lot of us forget. Really fast. Because, we're not doing anything.
We're not growing. We're not evolving into the next best version of ourselves.
Why is that?
I think it's because our brain says growing is hard. Our brain want's us to stay inside. Our brain wants to keep us home. It thinks it's safe at home.
If we stay home, we won't get sick.
If we stay home, we won't feel insecure.
If we stay home, we won't have anxiety attacks.
If we stay home, we don't have to get dressed.
I say this because this is exactly where I was and what I was going through 6 years ago. I spent years of my life that way. It's no wonder I had nothing to write in my pretty planners.
I want you to feel different.
No matter how you are feeling RIGHT NOW, I want you to feel different in a year.
The way you are going to do that is by creating a vision, and turning it into a plan.
You're going to do it because you are ready to commit to being a better you. You're going to do it because you want to look back and remember every single month, and the struggles you went through, to get to where you want to be.
And you know what's cool about this?
It works if you are doing business or, if you are doing personal growth.
I created worksheets with a 4 step process to walk you through creating your vision. Print them and fill them out, and blow your own mind this year. They are in the free resource library. You can access it by using the password provided in your email.