A motivation wall is bigger than a vision board, but is essentially the same idea. I spent time this week redoing my bedroom, getting rid of everything I did not need and selecting a wall to not only keep me organized, but motivate me as well.
I am a big fan of vision boards and visual reminders of goals, but I hadn’t updated my vision board for a while and felt my motivation swaying. I decided 2012 is my year for many things, not just finances, so I sat down to work out how to achieve this.
This is my updated vision board
As you can see I have a lot of travel goals, a few items I would like to own, images of the body I would like (an an exercise routine to do it) the house I want, everything. I even write all the things I want to do on my bucket list and a few extras such as laser eye surgery, out like this:
I have a few key areas in my life I needed to be more organized in and needed some motivation. Aside form a vision board and bucket list I knew I needed more motivation to achieve my goals. I am a very visual person so decided to dedicate a whole wall to it. It is the wall opposite my bed so I see it first thing every morning and it is the last thing I see at night.
Here’s my motivation wall
As you can see on one side I have a calendar. Usually I would just have one where I can flip the pages and things but I know I need a full year calendar so I can see at a glance what is happening when. As each month passes it will be replaced with the month for the following year, so it will essentially be a 12 month rotating calendar.
I have a theme for each month to keep me focused and created the calendar using word. I will be using this to keep on top of our finances, track some of my blog things and just keep our lives organized.
Next I have the graph for how much we owe on our personal loan. It is a basic thermometer with each block worth $50. As we pay it off I colour it in. I created this as a new one the other day. The old one got a bit torn, but you can see how quickly selling things and throwing extra at your debt or savings can add up.
I have listed my blog goals on another piece of paper for what I want to achieve this year. They include things like stats I would like to hit, the Alexa ranking I want to get to etc. Boring stuff.
Next to the debt graph is the savings graphs. Same idea but I wrote the words of where I want to go (as you can see on my wall above Tonga and America are my top priorities). Then the letters are broken up to be coloured in when e save money. Our debt needs to be repaid before I will start saving for those.
I have also put up some of my favourite quotes and bits of inspiration (click here to read a few, I’ll post more later). I’ll be changing these and adding to them when I find new ones.
This wall is the first thing I see every morning. I know I am more motivated when I can see exactly where I am heading with everything.
On top of creating this wall, I am in the process of making a household binder and a few other things to organize our lives more. I know lack of organization has cost us dearly. I’ll share them as I make them.
Do you have a vision board or motivation wall? What do you find motivates you and helps keep you on track? I have a whole page with motivation based posts here which covers everything from how to create a vision board, how to set goals right through to achieving them, prioritising and more.
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