Happy Monday everyone. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I like to have inspiring things around me while I work. In front of my desk is a board with important information and some of my favourite things, like messages from my children, or notices of a few of my past achievements. I read once that its’ good to be able to glance up when you are feeling under pressure and realise what you have done so far. Some of the items I have pinned up are drawings from family, or inspirational quotes or notes from friends. I also have a few certificates or invitations.
Next to my desk is what I call my DreamBoard. It is a huge canvas which is hanging on my wall. On the front of the canvas are pictures of things I’d like to achieve. Gradually I add new dreams and cover old ones with pictures of my own fulfilled dreams, like pictures of my book covers, or work i’ve done to reach towards those dreams. This can be a great way to motivate yourself to keep moving forward towards your goals and a daily reminder that you are doing your best and trying hard.
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16 thoughts on “Making a DreamBoard.”
I love these! I’m in social work and get a LOT of use out these for myself and the groups I work with. Great post!
Thank you. They can be so useful for reminding us of goals and using as inspiration.
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing, Lizzie! 🙂
You’re welcome Natalie. 🙂
I have a bulletin board above my writing space that has ephemera related to whatever project I’m working on. At the moment, it’s covered with things from my research trip to Memphis, Tenn. One of the handy things about it is that I can readily grab a map or small reference piece along with inspiration.
It is so easy to update them isn’t it? Mine has so many layers where I have new ideas or add inspirational quotes, that I will probably need to steam the paper off, before it falls off of the wall with the weight!
Clever idea! I don’t have one but a friend of mine gave me a book to fill that’s built along the same concept. I just have to set aside the time to sit down and be creative with it 🙂
That’s a great idea Mae. My DreamBoard is huge and just by my desk, so if I forget my goals, I look up and am reminded of where i’m going, or trying to get to!
Impressive! I don’t have one, but I have a personal life contract which I review regularly. Thank you for the inspiration. 🙂
What is a personal life contract Gwen? That sounds fascinating!
I have one above my bed –so I see it first thing when I wake up and go to sleep. I put the ones I love on it, my work, my goals and positive encouragement.Thanks for sharing this idea…its a positive thing to have around and so nice when a wish comes true:)
That sounds amazing. I really like the DreamBoard idea as it’s ever evolving and adding accomplishments over a dream is such a great feeling.
I know a few people who do this, I keep meaning to give it a try.
Let me know how you get on. It’s an inspiring board to have next to a writing desk.
This is such a good idea for the new year!
I can’t wait to hear how you get on with yours!