As we approach the end of the year, I continue to get asked what my big goals are for 2017. When I think about it, I am not really ready to answer appropriately. I'm still over here feeling so excited for what is going on in my life right now. I really want to take in all the goodness of NOW. Dreams are coming to fruition, especially my book, Blissful Living, which I am more proud of than anything. ISTA magazine, which has been such a passion project for me, is making me feel totally inspired at all times. My new home, Villa Noir, is on the penthouse floor of a beautiful high rise and I am so in love with my view. All of these things were on my vision board last year, not in a literal form but the idea of them was plain as day. Over time, the images on my board came to life through inspired action and I can't help but sit in wonder of the power in dreaming with focus.
I am so set on encouraging everyone to make their home more beautiful and a vision board is always a part of that story. Whether its done as an art wall or a bulletin board in your home office, your dream board represents the best of who you are inside. So, why not take the time to bring that out into the world?
As I take inventory of all the blessings I have had this past year, I am starting to just create the space for my new 2017 desire list. I'm starting to tear images, check in and see how I am feeling. Take a step back from my list of To-Do's and just ask myself what it is that I truly want.
ONE SUPER IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER: Creativity > Competition
Focus on your desires, your feelings, your needs. Drop the desire to get what someone else may have and push into what makes you feel good on a daily basis. For example, while one of your fabulous friends may have a closet full of clothes to die for, maybe you really just want to have blowouts, facials and massages on the regular. You've got to tap into what is for YOU.
Years ago, I would make vision boards and not see anything happen. I didn't really understand what I was doing wrong. It wasn't until I finally figured out the secret sauce and a few key elements of the process that it started to actually work for me. I want you to join me on this journey.
If you haven't already, be sure to get your free e-book "The Decorista's guide to creating a vision board that works". I created this to show you step by step how to design your dream board so that it actually helps manifest what you want into your life. It's important to stay focused and in tune with the best version of yourself you can possibly imagine. AND THEN you can put all of your action into practice.
a few tools to help. . .
So, while you are making your Christmas lists and travel plans, don't forget to be collecting your vision board images. Start imagining now what you want for 2017. Why not host a little vision board soiree where you can create it with your besties? Don't forget that your dreams are for you and it is so important to DREAM BIG, so if you need to keep it private, make it a fabulous party for one.
Who else is ready to start dreaming for 2017 with me? NOW is the time.