ARE VISION BOARDS STILL A THING?

Are vision boards still a thing? That’s a biggest question for the day. There are people out there who might not know what a vision board is and are keen in learning and knowing more about a vision board and what it’s purpose is. For those of you who are still left in the dark and you want to know what a vision board is and if vision boards are still a thing well you are at the right place  because I have all the answers to the questions you want to know.

WHAT IS A VISION BOARD?
A vision board is a representation of your goals and aspirations for the life that you want to manifest.
It is a constant reminder for the goals you want create in real life that you want to achieve. It helps to keep you motivated and on track of what you have to do and work on. Vision boards can be changed whenever you want to change them or even when you have achieved some of your goals and want to realign your goals.

Last year, in 2020 i created my first vision board. It was simple and was not created on the actual board or paper. I used my phone to create my first vision board, I downloaded all the pictures of the things that I wanted to achieve and wrote below the pictures how i am going to achieve them.  I had positive affirmations on the side and miscellaneous items on my vision board and one of those was the type of work I wanted and the work environment in which I was seeing myself working in.
What appelled me was when i got the exact job I wanted and everything was as how i described on my vision board so if you were wondering if vision boards work i would definitely say yes they work because did i achieve some of the things that i wanted to achieve on the first vision board i created.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A VISION BOARD?
creating a vision board is fun, simple and easy all you need is a;
* chart, a book or an A3 sized color paper
*scissor and a glue
*color pens
*colored highlighters
*pictures and etc.
You can play around with it there really isn’t no right or wrong all you need is to be creative and be true to yourself by setting realistic goals.
All these item can be bought at your nearest retail stores and they are affordable.

Side note: You can also use your phone to create a vision board this will save you time and money. My  first vision board was created on my phone i downloaded pictures and i created my vision board on my phones note book.

DO VISION BOARDS REALLY WORK?.
Speaking from experience making a vision board works, as i mentioned before that i achieved some of the things i had on my first vision board.  Putting in the work and working towards your goals everyday and getting things done helps. Remember to keep a positive mind and energy all the time.

WHAT CAN BE ON THE VISION BOARD?
Anything can be on your vision board. You can add anything finances, body goals, Travel, your dream car, personal goals e.g relationships, family anything from your short term goals to your long term goal. Please see an example of the vision board i created for ideas.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD ONE LOOK AT A VISION BOARD?
It is important to look at your vision board as often as possible and i would recommend that you at least look at it at night and in the morning to get the full benefit from your vision board.
Please note that you have to put in the work  in order for your vision board to work for you.
The vision board is just there to motivate and inspire you to put in daily action in pursuit of the most important goals you want to achieve.

If you have any questions please leave them on the comment section and let’s engage please also feel free to share your vision boards with me.

If you liked this please like, comment and share.
Follow me on social media platforms
Instagram: @its_mpumie
Twitter : @Iam_Mpumie
Email: nompumelelomsithi@gmail.com

MY 2021 GOALS

My 2021 goals are simple. This year i decided to put myself first and not pressure myself into anything all i will be doing different this year is to love me, get to know myself a little bit more better, nature me, take care of my body and soul.
Sometimes we tend to forget to live our lives to fullest because we always obsessing and stressing ourselves with a lot of things that are happening in our lives.
I made a promise to myself that i want to be fully present and i want to live my life with no worries and only focus on the grace of today and what i have.

MATTHEW,  6 verse 34
So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to troubles each day brings.

This verse is a constant remind to me that i have to take it easy and take it one day at a time. This will be the verse that i live by the whole of this year and get reminded not to stress myself about anything and live in the moment by responsibly. Life is to short to be worried about the tomorrow that is not promised so live everyday as if is the first day of your life.
I do however have some goals planned for myself that I would like to achieve and see them come to life.

                  2021 GOALS


1. Lose weight  i am currently on 70,95 Kg and i want to be 60kg by the end of this year.

2. Return to God and have a good relationship with my God.

3. Buy a new book every 2nd month and read a new book every month.

4. Grow my blog and have at least 500 followers by the end this year.

5. Create good quality content and collaborate with brands.


6. Donate blood 3 times this year.


7. Go on a short-left ( Short vacation within my country).


8. Attended any empowerment events.


Be intentional with my time.


9. Be more charitable and do some charitable work.


10. Go hiking/bunjee

jumping.


These are all realistic and achievable goals i have for myself this year and i am positive about achieving everything here.
When you make a promise to yourself keep it and  don’t let fear get in the way of you being great and doing great.

Remember that you can do anything through Christ that strengthens you.

TIPS ON HOW TO BECOME A GOOD COMMUNICATOR


communication is key and the biggest tool of our daily living and our lives. In order for us to convey information we need communication and being able to communicate properly, clearly and concisely is a skill that many of us lack. It is not good not being able to communicate well with others or not being able to get the message across clearly. If you are are struggling with communication don’t worry because that can changed/fixed.

Today’s post is talking to people who think they are not good communicators. I want you to forget that you ever considered yourself a bad communicator because i have some good and useful tips for you that are going to help you become a better communicator.

When you have good communication skills you get along with people, you work well with people, you have good interpersonal relationships you get successful at anything because communication is a powerful tool.

USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO COMMUNICATE BETTER

1. VOCABULARY –  Have a  good vocabulary (read to improve your vocabulary) when you come across a word you don’t know look it up because you can’t communicate when you don’t have words to use.

2. HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY – have knowledge and be a knowledgeable person.

3. PRACTICE – Practice to say things well (start with something simple) if you don’t know something  and how to say it practice and get better at it.

4. HAVE A GOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM – Say things in a clear and concise manner.

5. BE CALM – Be calm and composed when you are talking to people. This will help you deliver the message well.

6. MAINTAIN GOOD EYE CONTACT – It is important to maintain good eye contact when talking to people, keeping a good eye contact this is a sign of respect and it also shows that you are listening and interested in what’s being said.

7. ASK QUESTIONS – When you don’t understand ask questions, it is good to ask questions when you don’t understand to avoid misunderstandings and to also show that you are paying attention.

8. STYLE – Have a good style which you will use when you are delivering your message. It can be a tone of your voice, register or pace but have a unique style of delivering a message.

9. LISTEN – In order for you to be a good  communicator, be a good listener. Listening attentively will help you get and understand the message clearly and you will be able to respond correctly.

10. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS – Facial expressions and body language play a vital role in communication make sure that you smile and relax your face and body, when talking to people, because your body language is louder than your words and avoid giving people a wrong impression.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS?


We are born with different natural talents and it’s never difficult for some people to figure out what they want to do with their lives from a very young age or which career paths they want to take while, other’s struggle to identify their purpose and end up confused choosing career paths that they are not passionate about.

Zandi: is a young woman who since childhood loved dancing and signing. when she got older her family and friends thought she will study musical theater or become a professional dancer because she had shown interest in music and dancing since childhood.
But she didn’t, she decided to go study medicine and she became a medical Doctor. She was unhappy and sad when she was working as a Doctor. She worked long hours and was always complaining about her job, she had believed that being a medical doctor was her passion. She got very stressed, her performance was deteriorating everyday and she lost focused. Even though her job gave her the security she had always wanted she was not fulfilled.
A friend of hers saw how she was struggling and stressed out and adviced her to go back to music because music is what she’s known best for. She didn’t take that into consideration because she she also believed that doing music won’t sustain her and give her the life that she wanted. Her friend then saw a musical competition and signed her up, she went to audition and got the leading role. Zandile is currently doing musical theater and is traveling the world, she is happy and more successful than she was when she was working as a doctor. She is living her truth and using the gift she has to make a living.

Moral of the story don’t search far for what you have to do, if your passion is unidentified  or when you find yourself disordered and don’t know which direction you’re heading look at what’s in your hands use the talents you have been given, use what’s already in your hands to create for yourself the life that you have always imagined and dream of.

How to determine your passion/purpose ?

●Find what comes easier to you
That one thing that you love doing so much and never get tired of doing no matter what and it is something that you can do anytime of the day. That is most likely to be something you are passionate about, doing it comes naturally and easier to you.

HOW TO GET STARTED IN 2021


Some people are always aesthetic and looking forward to the new year because of the feeling of wanting to start over, they see the new year as a chance given to them to try again/new beginnings for them or because of all the great ideas they have and want to bring to life. I personally would be excited too for the new year if I had amazing ideas and plans because entering a new year with big plans gives you that joy and enthusiasm to work towards your ideas and see how successfully your ideas comes to life. This is actually a great feeling to possess and a great start to a new year. 

As exciting as the new year may be for others i know that there are a lot of people who are not as happy for the new year as they should be.
They are anxious and overwhelmed by the new year because they don’t know where to start or what to do with their lives, that is actually not a wrong thing because no matter how good you are, you can’t always have things figured out all the time. It is okay to not know sometimes or be clueless but don’t allow yourself to be comfortable with not trying figure things out and  to educate yourself. Too much of anything is not good so do not be too comfortable with not knowing what to do and how to do it  because that may lead you to being stagnant with no growth and progression in life.

On today’s post i will be sharing tips on how to get started in 2021.

1. First things first have goals because dreams without goals are just dreams.
Have realistic and achievable goals.

2. Write down all of your thoughts.
Everything that you think about or all the ideas that you have write them down.

3. Learn something new, something that you’ve always wanted to learn. (swimming, dancing, cooking, learn how to do makeup and etc)

4. Do not procrastinate.
If you want to do something do it now, start now and stop pushing things for later.

5. Think positively
Have positive thoughts all the time, this will help you get motivated to trying out things and working towards your dreams.

6. Stop complaining, even if it is about the weather stop complaining and see the beauty of nature that is surrounding you.

7. Be grateful, show gratitude all the time for everything that you have or want.
Being grateful will make you attract more of all other good things that you want in life.

8. Stop controlling, let go of control and let God be the one in control of your life.
Yes you can plan and you can take action but you can’t decide on when something will happen or how it should happen leave that to your God.

9. Take care of yourself.
Taking care of yourself may just be you eating healthy or exercising. Exercising is good for your well-being  it’s good to release that adrenaline  and tension on your muscles. When you take care of yourself you feel good and when you feel good, you feel as if you are ready to take over your life and the world sometimes. Nature your soul, your spirit, your body and your everything.

10. Believe.
Believe in yourself, believe in God and believe in anything.
I can’t imagine a life of someone who doesn’t believe in anything there has to be something that you can believe in. sometimes that will give you that power when you need or a push when you are down and out. Believe that you deserve the best or that things will work out for you.

Happy reading to all

Side note: Remember that you can start anytime you want to start or when you feel that you are ready to start these steps will be helpful even in March or October anytime when you are ready.

Love and light ❤️

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

compliments of the new year and season to all of you . May this year bring you healing, prosperity and success to your lives. I hope that you get blessed with all that you have planned for yourself in this year 2021. I hope you are aligned with your purpose and are protected from viruses like Covid-19 and other life threatening conditions. May this year bring change to all of you , may you soar up, fulfill our dreams and the desires of your heart’s and may your bank balances keep increasing tremendously.
I pray all of you get your financial breakthroughs. If you want to start something this is your year and your time to start; start now, start today.
Being here today is a blessing to all of us. Go after what you have planned for yourself this year.
Do not give up on yourself and on your dreams.
Don’t forget to live your lives to the fullest make mistakes and learn from them. Learn new habits and condition yourself to thinking positively everyday.  Strive to make a difference around you and be the change you want to see. Put effort and determination in everything you want to see change in.  Consistency, hard work and action will get you where you want to be.
May God provide and protect all of you this year I pray that you and your loved one’s are safe and blessed throughout the year 2021.

A VERY  HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE’S.

LOVE AND LIGHT ❤️❤️

HELLO NOVEMBER YOU BEAUTIFUL MONTH.


November is a special month to me because November it is my birth month. I was born on the 9th of November 1991 and i will be celebrating my 29th birthday soon.  I have been thinking of a way in which i want to celebrate my 29th birthday and I finally have an idea of what to do. This is my last year of twenties and and i want my 29th to be special and memorable.

29 is a big age and i am looking forward to seeing what the new age and the new year has in store for me. There used to be a time where i was scared of growing up because I thought that every year is added to my age i am growing big ever year but i have not achieved all of the things that I want and i would think of myself as a failure and not celebrate my birthday properly. What i did was to rob myself of enjoyment because I was focusing more on a lot that I don’t have control over and forgetting how much i am blessed.

I am here alive, breathing, in good health, physically fit, emotionally stable and i have a lot of opportunities to get to where i want as long as i put in the work and focus on my dreams. That on its own is being blessed abundantly because i am blessed with the gift of life and i can’t trade that for anything in this life. There are people who wanted to live and  had so many dreams about their lives but they did not make it to the year 29. God i am grateful for keeping me this far.

This year i am coming in full force, i am bold, i am fearless and i am confident. I am coming for all the blessings connected to my name, i am empowering myself, i am conditioning myself to learning new things and thinking differently but positively. This year I am facing all my fears and coming out of my shell, this year i am  allowing myself to grow, to learn and i am perfecting areas in my life that needs me to work on.
This year i give myself love because i deserve love and i now understand that love starts with me first i am giving myself the love that no one else can give to me but myself.

I am thankful and grateful to my high power, my source of energy and that is God to me, for keeping me this far, for protecting me all the  time and providing for me. Two months ago i was hoping to find employment before November because i thought that would be a great birthday present to me from God if he would bless me with a job and it indeed happened September 7th was my first day at my current job and i have been the happiest. I really thank God for looking into my heart and blessing with what he knew i needed. I know that God has plans for my life and he would never leave nor forsake me.

I am speaking  this verse on my life this month

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Thank you!!
Happy reading.

MY SON’S BIRTHDAY

Today is my son’s 9th birthday and i am so happy that he is growing to be the good person that he is destined to be. I can’t believe that i have been doing this single parent life for the past 9 years. I don’t want to lie and say it is easy because it is not but i am grateful to God for giving me the strength, the patience and the love to raise my child in a way that is Godly. I am also grateful that he has blessed me enough to give me the means to take my child to the school he goes to, to provide a roof under my son’s head and to also give him good sanitation.

There’s actually a lot more to be grateful for. The past 9 years have been nothing but the best years of my life, i now know what it feels like to love without limitation, to protect, to gurd, to teach, to provide, to make mistakes and to learn. This is what motherhood has taught me.

It did not make sense to me when the 19 year old me found out that I was pregnant, because being pregnant was never part of the plan. I always believed that God saw it fit to bless me with a child that time, for my child to keep me grounded and save me from a lot of things that i would’ve probably went through at that time.

BIRTHDAY MESSAGE TO BOKAMOSO

Happy birthday to the love of my life, my sunshine and my entire world. You are the best thing that has happened to me, it makes so much sense that you are mine. I pray that God protects you , guards you and showers you with blessings in abundance. I love you so much baby happy birthday ❤️❤️❤️❤️ God has amazing plans for your life and you are here for a reason.

I speak this verse upon your life Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

LIFE UPDATE



Hello everyone!

I trust and hope that you are all well and have been taking good care of yourselves this month and season.

I wanted to do an update and share with you guys what i have been doing till date.
Well…. a lot has happened in my life.
In the beginning of the month i set some goals for myself and have been trying to get most of the things that I want to do done, and the
highlight of this has to be me getting a new job. This was one of the things that I wanted to achieve this month and also something that i have been manifesting for the past 5 months.
I shared on my previous blog post that I was working in retail for the past 5 months and now i am in a new environment.

I am pleased to say that God heard my prayers answered me and blessed me with the job i wanted.
Now, what is shocking is that I was manifesting using imagination to create images of me on the job that i wanted, I wrote on my dairy what i wanted and described the hours that i wanted to work, how i wanted to get dressed up for work, and  how the environment looked, i got exactly the job i wanted.

I was praying to be in corporate and that’s what God has blessed me with and i can’t be more grateful.
What i want to stress here is that do not give up on your dreams and what you want.
Stay positive at all time even if things aren’t good remember that it is just a temporary phase and only your current situation.
Great things are yet to come.
Surrender to God, believe and have faith in what you pray for, God will bless you.
If God can take me out of retail to Corporate he will definitely change your situation too,
Stay positive and motivated all the time.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

I have been on a plant based diet, eating clean and healthy. What i  have been eating is fruits and vegetables and taking water as the only beverage.
I also go to the gym 6 times a week.
I feel so good and i am in a very good space mentally, physically and emotionally.
A lot of things are clearer to me now and i feel like the universe is responding to me.
There’s so much power in consuming healthy food and taking care of yourself. I personally feel like i am connected to my high source of energy.

Overall this is a good season and i know a lot  more good things are coming. Let us keep on working towards what we want, don’t give up on ourselves, be positive and ask God for everything that we want.

“Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be given to you” – Matthew 7:7

If you lack anything, whether it’s wisdom or anything that you want, you should ask God because he gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.

Stay blessed, happy and healthy.

Happy reading!!!