It’s only November but already, planning is at the front of my mind. I’ve started thinking about my vision for 2017, what I’d like to accomplish and how I’d like to make a difference.

This week, I’d like to help inspire you to take action with an awesome and fun idea.

Create a Dream Jar!

Here’s what you do:

First, write down all the things that you aspire to accomplish in the coming year (or next 5 years). I’m going to use colored markers when I do this myself.

You can write down your dream ballet company or the promotion you’d like to receive, the next city you’d like to move to, body goals, technique goals, etc. Go big! Reach for even those seemingly far off goals.

Cut out each dream/goal and fold it in half.

Next, find a beautiful jar or get crafty and decorate a mason jar. Place all of your dreams inside your jar.

Photo credit: michellecarl via Visualhunt / CC BY-ND
Photo credit: michellecarl via Visualhunt / CC BY-ND

If it’s not quite filled to the brim – feel free to come up with some additional dreams!

Now, here’s the most important part. Every day, set aside a minute to spend with your dream jar. It might be helpful to do this at the same time each day.

Pick out one dream from the jar. Read that goal to yourself, close your eyes and visualize that dream as a reality. How would it feel for that dream to be real? What would your life be like? How would your situation be different? How would it be the same?

Believe it’s possible.

Your belief in your own ability is perhaps the biggest determining factor in your success. If you’re constantly telling yourself how impossible it is, I guarantee, it will be impossible.

I’d love to see your dream jar after you make it, send me a pic!!

If you want more on manifesting, check out this article and don’t worry, if manifesting isn’t your thing or this was a little too woo woo for you, The Whole Dancer Podcast is launching and has some super concrete info coming your way on:

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Dream Jar Magic – A Fun Way To Reignite Your Dreams Each And Every Day!
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Jess Spinner

Jess is a former professional ballet dancer turned Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach for high level dancers. She founded The Whole Dancer in 2015 after identifying a greater need for balance, wellness and support in the dance world. Since The Whole Dancer was founded, Jess has worked with 100's of dancers worldwide at top companies and schools. She has been featured in or written for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and Dance Spirit Magazine.

4 thoughts on “Dream Jar Magic – A Fun Way To Reignite Your Dreams Each And Every Day!

  • December 8, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Such a beautiful idea! XD

    • December 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thank you Talia!! If you make a dream jar send me a pic – I’d love to see it!! xo

  • January 29, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I think I might do this, just with a few key points on what I want to focus on in ballet class for the day. Every morning I’ll pick a note with one main focus, e.g. Focus on your breathing. Then it might be motivational and make class more fun, while at the same time give me one specific goal to work towards. Perhaps I’ll get more qualities naturally worked into my dancing this way 🙂

    • January 29, 2017 at 11:43 am

      That’s such a great idea Meea! So applicable to your class each day – let me know how it goes!


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