Creating Your Dream Board

Goal planning can fail when you forget what you’re even working for in the first place, and why. If you’re a heavy Pinterest addict like me, you might have a board called “GOALS” or “Dream Life” that you fawn over daily. Having a visual representation/reminder of your goals will create an endless inspiration and passion for your work. Although I can admit I’m on my phone a lot, I can say having a personal dream board on my phone is not as effective as a physical one is.

I greatly feel that dream boards are the key to success. Nothing motivates me more than staring at my dream board every morning and reminding myself what I need to focus on and where my priorities are.

In order to create your dream board, you of course will need to know what exactly your goals are. Try to find 5-10 short term, long term, and in-between goals to add to your list. Get as specific as possible. Start with your long term goals, and then work your way down from there. Maybe add your dream car, or dream job.

Once you make your list, try to find photos that best represent these. Some dream boards are more collage style while others lean more towards a more modern or organized look, so keep that in mind while selecting photos! Pinterest is a great place to start. If you already have a dream board on Pinterest, you can easy save the photos to your phone. If not, you can simply search for photos on Pinterest or Google.

Another thing to consider is how you want your dream board to look. If you want a collage style dream board, then you might need different size photos or different colors. If you want to try a polaroid dream board wall, making sure you have the correct sizing is key. Because collages quickly become eye sores for me, I made my dream board simply by printing my photos all portrait to keep things organized.

After you select your photos, think about where you will be keeping this dream board. Find a wall that is a little more empty, and think of how big you want your dream board to be. If you want your dream board as a collage, where will you put it up? If you do a polaroid wall, how much space will you need? If neither of those options fit your style, seek other creative options! Printing polaroids can be expensive, and buying 40 frames to put up every picture individually would be even worse. Instead, I bought two bulletin boards from Walmart for $6 each! I hung them up on my wall vertically in the corner of my room and it’s been serving me well! You do not need to splurge in order to create your desired design.

Once you decide on how you will style your dream board, go ahead and print out your photos. You can print them on your own printer or send them to your nearest Walgreen’s for quick and inexpensive service!

Arrange your photos in a way that is satisfying to look at. Make them line up a specific way; organize them so they appeal to you. You want your dream board to be something you want to look at everyday as inspiration, so make it look exactly how you want it.

I hope this post was helpful in creating your perfect dream board! All photos on my dream board were taken from Pinterest

Xoxo, Jen

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