We just celebrated Martin Luther King Day which not only reminds us to dream for ourselves but for society as a whole. However, change can't happen on a personal (or world wide) level unless we learn to focus our dreams into goals.
But, how do we even know what our true dreams are when they've been so watered down by the trials of daily life?
One useful tool is the vision board. Liz is co-facilliating a workshop Saturday, January 21 to help people learn to use this valuable technique. For those of you who can't make it to the workshop, you might want to try making one at home yourself.
Gather together some old magazines, a piece of cardboard, scissors and a glue stick. (And a cup of coffee, if you like) Sit down with the magazines and cut out words or photos that resonate with you. Don't worry about why you like it or what it means to you right now. Just go with your gut and cut out the pictures and words you are drawn to.
Now, begin arranging them on the cardboard. Do you want to group them into themes? Or, perhaps you prefer a mishmash of color and action? Either way, you're half way through.
Once you've settled on your design (or lack of it, as the case may be), glue the pictures down. Now, take a sip of coffee and look (gently, please) at your new creation.
If you tend to be too hard on yourself, you may want to pretend it's someone else's at first.
What ideas stand out at first glance? What does this person seem attracted to? Are there certain words or pictures that are repeated? Are there any interesting juxtapositions of words and images that strike you as symbolic?
Use your new vision board to help you acknowledge your dreams for yourself. Once you've gotten an idea of what they are, you're that much closer to making them happen.
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