One of the first things I did after making up my mind that I was going to make changes for my health and life was create a vision board. I started by writing an outline of my major goals for the next month, next 6 months, and next year. Where did I want to go? What did I want for my life? How would I get there?
After creating a list, I gathered three magazines - SHAPE, a Costco magazine I had gotten in the mail that week, and Subaru Drive, a quarterly publication for Subaru owners. Not exactly a standard coffee table collection but there were pictures and articles that were right down my alley so I figured they would work just as well as anything else.
I spent the next hour cutting out pictures and words that resonated with the outline I had put on paper. Big, bold phrases like "CAN-DO" and "Ignite Something." I then organized them into groups that made sense - fitness in one pile, healthy eating in another, family, career, travel, etc.