Our Families 2012 Vision Board
Over at “Our Journey Thru Autism” there was a post the other day about making a “Vision Board”. Do you make resolutions? Are your kids old enough? I personally don’t like calling them resolutions because I find the term not very optimist; instead we call them “Goals”. So when I saw the post I thought it would be a great way to ring in the new year and put an optimist perspective into 2012. The kids and I grabbed a big piece of board, pulled out the markers, felt stickers, glue sticks, old magazines and proceeded to figure out what we want to achieve both personally and as a family. We took everybody’s height measurement and the kids decided to do a little stick figure for each of us. We discovered that I am 5’3 1/2″ and my little boy is not so little any more he’s already 5′ 1″. So, for this year we deemed the year, “The Year of Magic” and I believe it will be magical. So here’s a sneak peak of what our board looked like and thank you so much to “Our Journey Thru Autism” for posting such a great activity for the whole family.
Here’s a little description of what a “Vision Board” is and ideas to get you started. If you do engage in this wonderful family activity please feel free to share pictures with us. What a great memory for 2012.
From “Our Journey Thru Autism” by Robin V Schwoyer
The kids are off. A new year is upon us. What to do now that the presents are all opened? How about making a Vision Board with your kids? A vision board is a collage of pictures, words, affirmations, goals and anything you would like to achieve or receive.
Better than the Breakable Resolution
We hear a lot about New Year Resolutions…and much about people not keeping them. What we have found fun to do is to create Vision Boards, or sometimes we call them Dream Boards. These creative projects are more useful than resolutions, simply because they tap into deeper parts of your self as you ponder and create. It’s a whole brain activity which is also multi-sensory, versus a left brained check list of to-do’s and not to-do’s.
A “Whole Family” Activity
You can make Vision Boards with the whole family. The board becomes a positive reminder of things like:
What do I want to learn this year?
What makes me smile?
What is a “crazy” fun thing I would like to do?
What can I do to make someone else happy?
How would I like to spend time with family and friends?
What are good values?
What do I love about nature?
How can I stay peaceful?
What are healthy things I can do?
What goals do I have for 2012?
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