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Lay It All Out: Creating Dream Boards

“Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant”

I never used to be big into the law of attraction, or things like actually writing down my goals. But more than half of my new year’s goals involved getting closer to my dream life, and whatever I was doing in the past just wasn’t cutting it; I knew I had to try different methods. So, after diving into the world of self-help books and endless amounts of Kalyn Nicholson YouTube videos over my winter break from school, I decided to give creating a dream board a chance. Which ended up turning into creating several different dream boards that all flow together.

I’m a visual person and I always have been; I like being able to see everything laid out in front of me for me to fully comprehend things. I have one main board that is everything that I want to achieve in the next 6 years; things like traveling to places I’ve always wanted to go, moving into my own apartment, thriving at my dream job, and buying my first new car. That’s not even half of what I have represented on the board, and I know I have big dreams; I want them more than anything. Once I had this all laid out in front of me, I knew that it was a lot to comprehend and I was going to need to break them down into smaller goals.

For my smaller goals, I bought a journal with a cute cover that has “She believed she could, so she did” (which you can buy on Amazon here) and started doing monthly boards. At the beginning of the month, I look at my 2018 goals list and I search around on WeHeartIt and Pinterest for pictures that align with my smaller goals to reach my larger goals and that all cohesively go together. This is honestly a very relaxing activity and a great way to get re-motivated each month about reaching my goals and reminding myself why I’m doing what I’m doing.

Dream/vision boards help you clarify your goals and stay focused on them. I keep my main goals on a board in my room by my closet, so I look at them every day. Some days can be frustrating, and I want to give up on whatever I’m doing because I feel like it just isn’t working, or things seem static, but I just look at the board to reinforce why I should continue working on my goals. Because I know if I preserver, I will get to where I want to be.

Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve never given a second thought to the law of attraction, but in the last couple months, I’ve made a conscious effort to notice what kind of thoughts I’m thinking about how and what it attracts into my life. Call me crazy, but I do believe that it has worked so far, and I’m pleasantly surprised by it.

 

Have you created a dream or vision board? What’re your opinions on the law of attraction?

 

(10) Comments

  1. I love this idea! I find solace in making Pinterest mood boards but I love how tangible this is. I also have been obsessed with Kalyn’s youtube videos, have you read Light is the New Black? It’s a lot about this kind of stuff!

    Samantha
    http://barrychic.blog

    1. Kellie Monahan says:

      I haven’t read that, but I feel like I definitely need to now! Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate that 🙂

  2. Okay, now you’ve got me hooked on Kalyn Nicholson videos haha. Also, your board and notebook are SO cute! You have the cutest style and I love all of your ideas and suggestions! I don’t necessarily believe in the law of attraction but I do think that by thinking positively we’ll be in the right head space to work hard and achieve our dreams. I don’t think we can just think "I want to be rich," and then we’ll be rich. We have to work for it. Maybe the law of attraction involves hard work too. I’ll have to study more on it. But I agree with you that thinking positively can really work wonders! I know when I make an effort to think more positively I have more energy and motivation and therefore achieve my goals better than when I’m being a negative nelly, haha! This was such a wonderful post and you really inspired me to finally finish my vision board that I started a couple of months ago! Thank you!

    1. Kellie Monahan says:

      Her videos are so motivating haha. And oh no, I definitely agree with you, hard work is incredibly vital but positive thinking is so so powerful and often easier said than done. I really appreciate you reading and commenting 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    First of all, love love love this post…second of all I’ve been implementing law of attraction-like steps the past two years and it totally works…we were able to buy our first house (dream house!) and I got a writing job which was unlikely technically b/c my background was 10 years as a court reporter (which totally left me crashed and burned and sucked the life out of my soul)…I can’t say exactly how it works but I know that it does! 🙂 Love the vision boards and the monthly mood pages…great ideas!! I want to try them now!! Thanks for this!! 🙂 <3

    1. Kellie Monahan says:

      Aw thank you so much!! That’s so awesome, Jen, congratulations!!! Mindsets like this are incredibly powerful and I hope it keeps getting even better for you! Thank you for reading, I really appreciate that 🙂

  4. I love this idea, you’ve inspired me to try this myself! Your vision boards are so so pretty, they just make me want to rush out of bed, grab a notebook and start sticking in pictures and motivational phrases. I think I’ll be pinning this post 😊💕

    1. Kellie Monahan says:

      Aw thank you so much, Amanda!! I really appreciate it, you’re the sweetest 🙂

  5. Brooke Butler says:

    I love the pictures you shared! I keep seeing dream boards everywhere and I love them – they’re so motivating and inspiring.

    xo, brooke
    http://www.blissfullybrooke.com

    1. Aw thank you so much!! I really appreciate that! I keep seeing them, too and I think they’re really motivating as well! I have to admit that I fell off of this for a little bit a couple months after I posted this, but I’m glad you commented because I was able to look at this again and re-inspire myself!

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