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?