Something that I think is really important for everyone is dreams. Not only the magical ones at nighttime that can make you wake up with a sleepy grin, but the dreams you think about daily that you hope to one day achieve. All dreams come from the heart, and I like to think of the process like a dream making machine. Once your heart knows what you want, it sends a message to your head and then you can decide whether you want to start working for it to come true or to just think on it a bit longer.
When you have a strong dream that you want to do, it won’t usually just happen to you, you have to do your part of the work. Like for example, my CRPS foot. I wanted to get back to walking and it didn’t happen just by me sitting in bed resting my foot. I had to work with people and do lots of difficult physio to get where I am now, walking short distances without my crutches. Aside from all those physical things I had to do, making a dream board and being able to see it everyday helped a lot too. Every morning I look up at my dream board and imagine how good it will feel once I achieve my goals so that it starts my day in a happy way. A great thing about a dream board is that you can be as creative as you like when making it. I have been honoured to be able to see other dream boards and I noticed how all the different designs explained the people who made them. Some had pictures and words, and some had quotes and drawings. I decided to have little patterned cards that I thoughtfully pegged up on my dream board, so that as soon as I achieve a dream I can take that card down and put a new one up.
I am going to keep the cards that I have completed so that I can hole punch through them and turn them into a book of memories for when I’m older. Then I can see everything I went through, all the dreams that I put up and proudly achieved and took down. I once heard that a comfort zone is a prison of your own making, so push your boundaries out wide for your dream board, especially since there is no limit to what one person can achieve.
So get out the glue gun, scissors, printer and imagination and start creating your dreams today!
FZ out!! 🙂
(This picture is a collection of ideas from Google images)
I hope you all had a joyful Christmas just like I had with my friends and family! But today instead of talking about how nice Christmas was, I am going to talk about something I like to call my ‘Power Flower’.
A Power Flower is what I use to make me feel more determined when my optimistic energy is running on empty. To me, determination is when a switch is flicked on in your brain and your heart feels full because you know you are ready and prepared to achieve any goals you have set. Everybody needs a little extra determination sometimes no matter whether they are having a tricky challenge or something more positive happening in their life. What I do is I draw on a piece of paper a big flower. Next I think about what I really love doing that ‘powers me up’. I normally write down five different things in five different petals. You have to think really hard about it though. Then what I do is I complete one of those things everyday until I have achieved them all. Once I have finished doing all of the activities on the flower, I draw another power flower. For me, usually after I do one thing on my power flower I already will feel a bit more determined. It really helps me get back to where I was when I have a little bump in the road. For example, I will write down have a friend over, or go out for special lunch with my Mum or Dad. These things make me feel like I can do anything! I find it really helps me and soon I am back walking around the house after a hard night. I would recommend you doing something like it if you are going through a tough time. Sometimes doing something for somebody else can make you feel determined. It helps me when I do random acts of kindness. I say give it a go!
Have a fun and wonderful holiday and a magical New Year everybody!