Cristina Leos(Cristina.firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanford University
Set It and Forget It – Now What? So you set a goal, created a plan, and then hardly follow through with the plan – how do you get on track? Our goals can become faded and dusty in our minds from time to time, but having reminders for what you should be doing can help you remember why you said you wanted to do it in the first place. These reminders can be words, pictures, people or causes, and can be different depending on your goal
Get Creative Making a visual representation of these reminders can help you stay on track to reach your goal An Inspiration Board is exactly this - a collage made up of words and images meant to trigger you to do what you set for yourself to do. This is a how-to guide for creating your own inspiration board.
How to Make an Inspiration Board Step 1: Decide what types of things to include “Put your best foot forward.” on the board that will trigger you. “We keep on keeping on.” For example, my goal is to “A shared passion.” follow what is on my running training plan every day, so I “Zero limits.” want my board to be made up mostly of inspirational words related to running.
How to Make an Inspiration Board Step 2: Gather materials to make this board. This can include something like poster board as the base, and things like magazines, newspapers, or photos to build the collage. Don’t forget scissors and glue or tape to hold it all together and markers or pens to write with.
How to Make an Inspiration Board Step 3: Cut out pictures and words you want to include on your board. Arrange your words and images on the surface and glue, tape, or pin everything down.
Put Your Inspiration Board to Use Now set your inspiration board somewhere you can see it when you will most likely need inspiration. It’s important to place it somewhere in your environment where you will see it and acknowledge what it represents. I have my inspiration board set on my closet door and I keep my running shoes just below it. Whenever I see the board, my shoes are easily accessible.