Well guys. 2020 is certainly looking a bit different than we all pictured it, isn’t it? Just because 2020 is way different than we could’ve predicted does not mean our goals need to take a backseat. Do not let these circumstances squash what you thought was going to be YOUR year. Girl, it still is your year.
Unforeseen circumstances like this one can be a powerful tool if you let it. Not only in how you reflect on gratitude, but also in revealing what you really want. You’ve got to put in the work for your dreams; there’s no such thing as an “overnight success.” Perhaps you made a vision board at the beginning of the year and now feel a bit like you’ve lost your vision. I know a lot of people are struggling with quarantine and the uncertainty it brings because you are not in control. But let me tell you, you have not lost control because you never had it to begin with. There is power in reclaiming a sense of control over what you can control.
I want to encourage you to make a quarantine vision board!! Why? Because you can still accomplish your dreams, even in the midst of all of this. A vision over the future is one of the easiest ways to grasp for what you can control. Here are my tips for you and be sure to listen to my recent podcast all about recasting your 2020 vision.
1. Re-visit your vision. Be specific about the life you want.
Some of your goals and values may not be the same as they were a few months ago and guess what? That’s OK. Make peace with the unknown. No one said you have to keep every goal the same. You’re changing, the world is changing- it’s perfectly normal to need to adjust your goals. Re-visit what you’d initially wanted for this year and see if everything is still achievable. Set aside some distraction-free time to do this.
2. Tweak your goals and write down your vision for what the rest of the year will look like
Don’t be scared to completely remove or revise any goals – nothing is off the table. You need to make sure all goals are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. What’s helped me is changing every goal in my Start Today journal (check out the newest collection at Target now, I am beyond crazy about all the bright colors!) to be what my goals are during quarantine. Physically write your new vision statement down; it gives your brain something to cling to.
3. Create your new vision board
Time to be creative and get excited about your dreams again! Learning to let go and adapt is a valuable skill; let this be proof to yourself that you can be resilient and adaptable. Pull together your favorite quotes, photos, stickers, whatever you need to create your new vision board! Remember: this is for you, so you can make it however you want. Use this board to inspire and motivate you during quarantine when things get tough.
If you make a quarantine vision board, I’d LOVE to see it!! Tag me on Instagram at @msrachelhollis.