Assalamu Alaykum Lovelies.

TGIF! Jumuah Mubarak. Hope everyone had a great week. My week has been hectic and this weekend isn’t going to be any easier.  I move in 6 days and still have so much packing and organizing to do, not to mention I still have to go over and clean the entire house I’m moving into top to bottom. This weekend is my Johar’s birthday and also my daughters birthday. I think I told you all before that their birthdays are a day a part masha’Allah. So I’m planning on giving them a few gifts each and having cake and treats. Insha’Allah So that’s my weekend. 

You ever look back on the dreams and goals that you used to have and think well dang… whatever happened to that. You end up in the last place you expected to be and it’s all with Allah’s plan.

I am so obsessed with people, places and things that inspire me in this world and also spiritually. I’m currently writing and working on 2 different books and I’m almost done one of them I’ve been working on one of these books for a couple of years now but have wanted to write and publish a few books since I was little. It has always been a major worldly goal of mine.

I’m a huge believer in vision boards and also white boards where you can map out / brain dump your ideas. Put them somewhere you see them everyday as a reminder for where you want to go and what you want to pursue. Like I’ve said in my previous posts If it gets written down it gets done. I’m a firm believer of that.  Today I’m going to teach you guys some helpful tips on how to create your very own dream / vision board for your future success!

Let’s start off with answering the question what is a vision / dream board exactly? If you’ve never made one before, you might be just as skeptical as I was at first.

Grab a cup of chai and hang tight. I’ve got answers for you…

A vision board, at its core, is a visual representation of all the things that you want to do, be, and have in your life.

It’s a daily reminder of those things. Something you can look at every single day to remind you of your deepest desires.

And it’s powerful.

Because the thing is, ATTENTION is powerful, and where your attention goes, your energy flows. And don’t you want your attention focused on the things that you want to attract in your life?

So what is a vision board?

It’s you. It’s your dreams. It’s your goals. Your future self.

A vision board is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines, pictures from Instagram or Pinterest, words and quotes that you want to live by. It’s simple. You can also go all out like I did and draw on it, colour it, paint it and make it pop and frame it. It’s a time to get creative!

If I were to compare my vision board from before I became Muslim you would see a huge difference with very little similarities. For instance, my pre Muslimah days I was a dancer, I taught dance from my home and videos I was completely obsessed. I literally lived to dance and it all started when I was little. I was that one girl that you could not take anywhere because I would hear a song in a store or in public and start dancing to it. I would listen to my music in class while working on my assignments and I could not keep my feet still. Practising in the halls at my school at break time and lunch time for the talent show.  One memory I don’t think I’ll ever forget is helping the dance instructor in Cuba teach bachata lessons by the poolside. I once wanted to open a dance studio and go legit and teach couples and ladies freestyle Bachata and hip hop from an actual dance studio that I own and run on my own. So a huge section on my vision / dream board had a picture of a dance studio, I stapled a copy of my business plan next to it. I put a picture up of two of my all time favourite dance instructors from San Fransisco and I wrote the name I wanted to use for the dance studio. I had my plans and Allah had his plans and Alhamdulillah I am now a Muslimah. So needless to say my vision board had to be remade and changed drastically.

To get started on how to make a vision / dream board you’re going to first have to reflect on what your goals and dreams are and where you want to be and what you want to accomplish. After that you can start putting your board together with these supplies:

  • Poster Board with any type of finish you want on it. I got mine from staples.
  • Glue, tape or even sticky tack incase you want to change things up
  • markers, pencils, pens, pencil crayons, sharpee’s, paint and paint brushes.
  • Pictures, quotes, anything else you want to go on your board
  • A frame ( this isn’t necessary )

Before gluing everything on your board be sure to map and place out all of your pictures and writings first and change it around so that it works for you. put your biggest dream or goal in the middle and your other goals around it if you want.

Make sure that you hang your vision board somewhere central where you can see it every single day multiple times. Do something each day that gets you closer to those goals. Even if it’s the smallest thing because it’s only going to get you that much closer to accomplishing it.

Hope you guys have enjoyed this post.

Until my next post,

Umm Johar. 

 

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