Dream a Little Dream
By the LiveNOW Team
Name a song or a quote that has the word “dream” in it. Perhaps you thought of the Martin Luther King's speech, “I have a Dream,” or if you’ve been watching the Disney channel with your children, maybe, Cinderella’s, “A dream is a wish your heart makes” is the song that comes to mind.
Approximately three months ago, our lives changed as a result of the response to the COVID pandemic. Dream vacations and weddings were postponed, schooling for children put the parents in the role of teacher, and work schedules along with where and how we work took on a different look.
Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to ponder, “How have I used this pandemic experience?” Are you “pandemic positive” or “pandemic neutral/negative”? Some have used the opportunity to complete home projects, connect with family, and/or make homemade meals.
For others the social distancing and changes in work schedules have limited their energy and left them feeling lost or without a focus. Either way, unanswered questions can cast a shadow on future plans. Having something to look forward to is necessary for the soul.
Proverbs 13:12: Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream (desire) fulfilled is a tree of life.
So what can you do to shake the pandemic blues and dream a little dream?
Consider creating a dream board.
A dream board can be:
- A visual reminder of the dreams or goals you have as an individual or family.
- A combination of words, phrases and pictures that represent your dreams or goals.
- Made out of a piece of paper, tag board, white board or cork board.
Dream boards can focus on talents or passions, areas of growth or a “bucket list” of what you want to accomplish someday.
Get out the old magazines, glue and scissors to get started. It can be a family project or a project “just for you.”
Keep the dream board “visible” (to keep you accountable).
Dream boards are one way to use this time to be creative, positive, focused and hopeful about taking back control of what you can do during the pandemic.
To see samples “google” dream boards.
By Diane Thovson, LiveNOW Health Coach