Happy New Year! With December 31st just around the corner its time to make my 2013 Dream Board. A tradition I’ve had for longer than I can remember, making a Dream Board is now something our children enjoy too. This year I’m taking a digital turn and have started gathering inspirations to share on my Organized Dream Board Pinterest Board. So far I’m finding its phrase heavy and photo fabulous, which must mean I’ve got an itch to travel with a purpose!
I first shared this New Year’s Video without a post in January of 2010 and its one of my favorites for this time of year. I’m honored when my friends ask me for link and can promise you that I live by my dream boards and love what they tell me about my hopes and dreams come true. I hope you enjoy this tradition of dreaming big as much as I do and encourage you to start your New Year with your dreams in plain sight just waiting for you to believe and achieve ~ you deserve each and every one!
Blessings for an amazing New Year!
The New Year finds us bombarded with all kinds of inspirational and encouraging pieces of information literally everywhere we turn about how to make resolutions and improve our lives. If you are anything like me, I’m always gobbling all that up and by the time I get done reading it all, I’m totally stressed! There’s no way on the planet Earth that I am going to be able to tackle all of the things that I’d like to do better. There is only one me and I have tried for years to find the 25th hour so that I too can sell it to you. But I’m so sorry to say it doesn’t exist!
But what I can offer you when it comes to the New Year and when it comes to being centered on where you want to focus and bringing in that positive energy to you is to show you how to make a dream board. Its really simple and just takes a few things. While in the background I have my dream board for GO MOM! up, you can also make one for your personal life too. Think about the categories in your life that you want to make a change. Maybe you want to downshift, maybe you want to improve what you are doing. Maybe you want a drastic shift. Who knows? These are all going to be very personal to you and very easily put them under the simple umbrella of your roles.
What kind of Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend do you want to be? List things here that you want to change. What I like to do when I make a dream board which is part of our New Year’s Eve Tradition. The kids join me for this while my husband isn’t so enthusiastic but he totally helps manage all the clippings debris. So we sit down, watch a family movie, order in Chinese food, play a game and at some point in the evening we’ll site down and start making the boards. Two of my kids have boards in their rooms that they made and one of my sons has a board that is all about his sports roles. I’m so impressed with him because I didn’t guide him but instead just had plenty of magazines for him to chose from. Its a great way to recycle your December magazines.
Its really quite simple ~ here is how you make a dream board:
1. Gather a big stack of magazines that may have phrases or pictures of things that you aspire to bring into your life.
2. Get a big poster board.
3. Get some glue and scissors
4. Pick a quiet time to do this ~ maybe one night this week after the kids go to bed or this coming weekend. For me, I just love to do it on New Years Eve. Sometimes I finish and other times I just get it all cut out
What to put on your dream board:
1. Phrases or images that will bring to you things that you want. Are you pursuing financial clarity? Are you pursuing travel? Are you pursuing family time? Are you pursuing a new job? Maybe you are just pursuing a clean house! Go for it! Pick out all the phrases and images you need to bring that into your reality.
2. Hang your dream board somewhere where you will see it often in a way that will inspire you. Maybe you want to hang it in the bathroom or your closet to see while you get ready every day. Maybe you want to hang it in your entryway. I’m a huge fan of inspirational phrases and stations right in your entryway. We keep our Christmas cards on display all year long on a cork board in our garage entryway. The kids love enjoying them and being reminded of those special friends and family daily.
I encourage you to make a dream board not just for your work but for you home and the things you want to do in your life as a Mom. Be confident that when you put that out there, you will be more centered on where you want to channel that energy and you’ll be more centered on where you want to keep taking those positive steps. Believe me you’ll be so surprised when you come back around to January how many of those things on that board might have just come true. Not just because its magical but because you put your goals in focus and you made sure throughout the year to take stock of that and make sure you are on track.
I hope this helps you see just how easy it is for you to make a dream board. Tell me…
Have you ever made a Dream Board? What kinds of things did you place there that came true?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you in 2013!!!
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