To amplify the effectiveness of keeping a dream journal, all you need is a simple corkboard.
Hang the corkboard anywhere: your bedroom; your office. It doesn’t really matter.
All that matters is that you can see it, look at it, think about it.
Turn that plain corkboard into a vision board. Use it remind you of the majesty of your dreams.
That’s a good thing. A powerful thing. Dreams often have a certain narrative. Narratives should be written out. When you keep a dream journal you’re one step ahead of most people.
The problem is the journal gets closed and tucked away somewhere on your nightstand. It easily can become a once-in-awhile thing to look at.
That’s not the case with a vision board. You look at the vision board frequently. Displaying a dream or an idea up on a vision board makes it a thing that stays out there. Distilled into symbols or pictures, it helps make dreams real, almost tangible. It brings into focus the power of intention.
People feel far more acutely what they think they can’t do than what they can do.
In order to get what you really want you need to know what you want and then purposefully set out after it. What do you hope to accomplish? How do you hope to achieve it?
Begin with the end in mind.
One attraction to dream journaling is the hope that by remembering dreams one will be able to solve many of their problems.
It can certainly tip you off to negative feelings of skepticism. Dream journaling itself, in this case, is a step toward solving other problems. Successfully remembering and noting the individual dreams is another step along the way to reaching the ultimate goal of solving the big problems.
The big goal, therefore, is comprised of a number of other smaller goals.
You’re not going to reach the ultimate goal if you don’t remember your dreams.
A vision board helps you to really remember your dreams.
The power of intention in action
If you go to bed at night with nothing set up to catch your dreams when you wake up your chance of success at dream journaling goes way down. If you don’t have a memory device on your wrist or somewhere else, you’re probably not going to be successful.
Lastly, you need to tell yourself to remember your dreams when you go to sleep.
The intention is everything.
Being successful takes more than belief in yourself. Taken too far, belief in yourself could be a symptom of overconfidence.
Tell yourself you’re going to remember your dreams.
Put a writing implement by your dream journal.
Don’t merely settle for a sheet of paper – only an actual, designated journal will do. That, alone, will demonstrate to your subconscious that you’re serious about remembering your dreams.
Have a pen available, too.
The visual part of the dreams, the diagrams, the bulleted plan, all of that, belongs on the vision board. Right out where you can see it and visualize it.