Imagine it is exactly one year from now, and you are looking back at this upcoming year, grateful for how far you’ve come. Let’s take some steps to help get you to that point by creating a dream board. A dream board is a great way to help realize your vision of the future by creating a clear vision of where you’d like to be headed.
Step 1: Envision Picture who you’d like to be one year from now, and what you hope for your future. Choose one element (or more) of your life to focus on, such as your professional path, family, your friendships, your spiritual life, or your community.
Step 2: Background Choose a poster board or foam board for your background.
Step 3: Images Browse through magazines, newspapers, or online, and collect images that reflect your vision for the future. These can be both literal or metaphorical. Choose images of people, places, or things that make you feel positive and motivated and represent your future goals.
Step 4: Quotes Find inspirational quotes from Jewish texts or other sources that inspire you and reflect your vision and dreams.
Step 5: Assemble Arrange your images and quotes on the board, adding any additional decorations or visual designs you’d like. We recommend laying them out before gluing, and paying attention to the locations and relationships between them on the board. Leave some empty space to enable you to add things at a later stage.
Step 6: Display Hang your dream board in a highly visible location so you can use it as an ongoing visual reminder of your hopeful destination.
Step 7: Reflect As time moves forward and elements of your dreamboard turn from dream into reality, be sure to reflect on your progress and display gratitude toward yourself and others who have enabled different aspects of your vision to be realized.