Vision Boards: How To Create A Dream Board

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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Vision Boards: How To Create A Dream Board

I have always understand the vision/dream board idea, but I always put the idea in the category of I’ll-get-to-it-later.

At our last 8 Women Dream get-together, dreamer  KB, brought pretty and fun portable vision board books for us to fill.

Her gift to the group made me decide that it was time to create my very first vision board.

Having a vision board or “dream board”  will help keep me focused on cloudy winter afternoons when I want to go take a nap.

How To Create A Dream Board

1. Determine Your Dream
What is the most pressing dream in your life? Maybe you’d like to become healthier, or be a famous photographer, or get your college degree.

2. Collect Images
Collect magazines, pictures, drawings – anything that visually represents your dream. The images can even be words, phrases and quotes that you find inspirational. Most importantly, collect images of yourself too — head shots, full body shots — have at least 4 of them.

3. Get Scissors
Cut out your images and phrases and place them in a shoe box or someplace where they won’t be disturbed.

4. Choose Your Platform
Some people glue their images and phrases to bulletin boards, others to a piece of cardboard or poster-board, and in our case, KB put together a book we can use.  You could use a page your dream journal as your vision board page.

5. Glue
Cover the back of the images with glue and press them onto your platform. Make sure to glue some of your face images over the faces of people in the images doing what you dream of doing.

6. Placement
Place your dream board in a location where you’ll view it every day. Each time you look at it, your subconscious mind will be visioning you in that situation. Or, carry it around with you in a journal where you can unfold it and look at it before you start your day.

What I realized after our dream board creation meeting, is that without consciously deciding it, I have been drawn to my jewelry creation table every night this week. I spent a whole hour on a new project in one night!

My hope for all this week: allow yourself time to build a dream board.

Heather Montgomery
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  • Alyse

    Heather, watching you do ANYTHING is inspirational!

    You dive into anything you decide to do with combat boots ready to slog acrossthe muddiests swamp.

    Ah, the moment we pick up our beads again. Didn’t it feel like entering a room in your life you haven’t visited in years?

    You are awesome and we are elevated watching you do what you do!

  • Catherine, the writer and motivator

    Love that jewelry!