I have spent alot of time this weekend scrapbooking – trying to get my sweet high school senior daughter’s albums up to date (yes – I am behind!!) I was enjoying the pictures of all the things we have done as a family, the many things she has accomplished, amazed by how much she has grown. I was scrapbooking events that had already happened.
I realized that there is another way to scrapbook – what about scrapbooking forward by creating a vision of what you want your life to be – what you want to create with your life!?
A dream board or vision board is a perfect way to create that picture. In my office hang 3 magnet boards. On these boards I keep pictures, photographs, quotes, cards etc. of things I want to have in my life.
One one board are pictures of places around the world that I will visit one day – the Coliseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, etc.
On another board are pictures of things I will have one day – the red convertible Mercedes I have dreamed of since I could first drive, the house on the lake, my ideal weight. There is even a picture of red shoes because I love red shoes. I already own four pairs of red shoes but just looking at the picture inspires me!
The third board has various motivational thoughts and quotes that I read on a daily basis that help keep me stay focused on where I am going and what I want to accomplish.
Some of of my favorites ones are….
“When you pray, move your feet.”
“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid”
“Remember you don’t have to get it perfect….just get it going!”
Create your own dream board by combining visual images and words that represent what you want more of in your life.
Get out your magazines or search the Internet for pictures of things that motivate you, inspire you, represent things you want to accomplish in your life.
Do you have a goal to travel to a certain destination, earn a certain amount of money, or own a certain kind of car like I do? Find a picture of it and put it on your dream board.
Your dream board can be made from a piece of poster-board, a bulletin board or a magnet board. Be creative – you can even just pin or tape things right on your wall or closet door!
The important thing is that you keep it fresh and visible. Put it where you will see it every day. As your dreams and vision for your life change – change the pictures!
So get out your magazines, scissors, glue and tape and get going!
Do you already have a dream board – I’d love to hear what some of the things are on your board.
If you don’t have one – create your future life by creating a dream board. Let me know how it goes or better yet – email me a picture of it, I’d love to see what you create!
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
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