Also called a Vision Board or Treasure Map, A Dream Board is basically a collage or other form of visual representation of your goals and dreams.
It is so much more than a creative project – it’s a focusing and dream manifestation exercise.
Some of the benefits:
- Clarify your vision of where you want to be
- Experience goal setting – the fun and inspiring way!
- Focus your thoughts and energy on your desires
- Program thoughts that support and nourish your dream
- Increase motivation and commitment to achieve a desired goal
(Adapted from: WikiHow)
2. Select random pictures that get your attention or that generate enthusiasm. Allow your mind to wander and follow your instinct. Find bright, colorful images that make you feel fantastic or get you thinking about what life could be like if it were you in that picture. Try to minimize words because images are often more expressive, powerful and speak more to our subconscious.
3. Get a hold of either a Bristol board, magnetic board or a large blank painting canvas – whatever inspires you most and can be put up for you to observe on a regular basis.
4. Schedule some time in your diary or to-do lists for cutting and gluing – yes, schedule it! Use as much time as you need…but be aware of perfectionism or other blocks if you keep procrastinating getting started on the collage part.
5. Play some inspiring music, make yourself a favourite drink or treat and get started!
6. Cut out the pictures (allow yourself to cut outside the lines if you feel like it!) and stick them on your board. Paste over any faces of the people you have cut out. This is *your* dream board!
7. On the bottom of your board (or on a place that feels right for you), write the following sentence:
“This, or something better, now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.”
8. Place the dream board in a highly visible place to ensure that you look at it at least twice a day for about 5 minutes. Enjoy the images, enjoy your work and imagine yourself leading the life that is in your dream board.
You will soon notice that you’re starting to achieve some of the dreams you have stuck on your board.
- Your choice of either: A large piece of cardboard, Bristol board, painting canvas, cork board (you get the picture – ha ha)
- Glue or tape (or both)
- Paint, markers, stickers or whatever other materials you feel inspired to use
- Music and treats, if you need an extra incentive J