5 Tips to Set Outdoor Classroom Goals for the New Year
One of my favorite rituals at the end of the year is to plan and map out my goals for the upcoming year. I like to look back, review and reflect before leaping into dreaming about the possibilities of the future. Choosing a word for the year becomes my mantra and creating a vision board takes my goals and brings them to life in an artistic way.
Tip #1: Look Back & Reflect
I use big calendars and map out every month with upcoming projects, e-courses, on-site workshops, and retreats. It’s always exhilarating. I am creative and have a huge calendar on my wall in my studio that gives me a creative, visual map with some directions for the year. You can find these big calendars at Paper Source. Another way to look back and reflect is to pull out your smaller calendar and find events.
Ask yourself, “What did I love doing?”, “What brought me joy?”, “What did I dread doing?”, “What do I want to more of? Less of?” For me? it has been all about how to spend less time in front of the screen and more time outdoors. What will it be for you?
Tip #2: Choose a Word for the Year
Tip #3: Look forward and dream
Now that you have chosen your word for the year, it’s time to look forward and dream. I love an empty calendar, blank journal, and lot’s of long walks. Although we have been living through dark times with the pandemic, it is more important than ever to ponder what is possible. Start with curiosity questions. Where do you want to be in a year? 3 years? 5 years? Start writing important events in your new year calendar. Get a feeling of your intentions for the New Year.
tip #4: Create a Vision Board
Now it’s time to take your word and your dreams for the new year and create a board of pictures and words that emulate your goals for the upcoming year.
What is a vision board? A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. A vision board is any sort of board, book, box, or anything on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. I cut out pictures and words from magazines. Sometimes I write my own words, sometimes I don’t. There is no right or wrong way of doing this exercise. Creating a vision board is simply an exercise to create visual inspiration that can manifest your goals and what I love is how different they turn out year after year.
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Tip #5: Wonder, Wander, Repeat
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