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Let Yourself Dream

Think back to when you were a young child… Can you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? If you were anything like me, it probably changed several times as you learned new things about the world.

Right from the word go, we are wired and encouraged to dream, to think about what we want our future to look like. We need goals, vision, something to aim for. Whether it is the small things, like what we want to get done today - grocery shopping, watching a movie, getting coffee with a friend - or as big as what we want from our lives - our dream job, family or travel plans.

We should never underestimate the power of a dream or goal to change our attitudes and direction of our lives and yet so often we let fears and practicalities stifle our creativity and vision. Sometimes, our brains are just so full of the everyday business that we just don’t have the space to get started.

These are a few of our favorite activities to get ourselves dreaming…

Vision boards - if you are a creative type, taking time to find images that visually inspire you and connect to the things you want to achieve and putting them together on a board can really help inspire you for the future. You can also keep it around to keep you focused and excited for what’s to come.

School reunion - take time to visualize your school reunion in ten years time. Without worrying about potential obstacles, opinions or fears - what would you like to be telling people about who you are, what you do and what the future holds? This can be a great one to chat through with a friend so you can dream together.

Dreams of others - sometimes we don’t have capacity for be creative for ourselves so just thinking of the people who you admire or who are doing the things you want to be doing can be enough to kick start a bit of dreaming or get us focused on the things that will get us a step closer to where we want to go.

Our dream, goals and visions are essential, they give life vitality. We shouldn’t push them down or set them to one side to come back to. Dreams inspire us, get us out of bed in the morning, give us focus and direction - and more than that, an excuse to celebrate when we get there! So, let go of the “why nots” and let yourself dream.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

This is just one of the topics we cover in our Meant to Be Curriculum - all of us are less likely to make self destructive decisions if we have something we are aiming for. If you are interested to know more about the curriculum, please get in touch. info@livempowered.org

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