By Cathy Aronson, localmatters.co.nz digital editor
Summer inspirations and visions of your future dreamed up over lazy days at the beach don’t have to become faded memories.
Here’s some digital tools to turn your visions into actions before this year’s daily grind swallows them up!
Vision Boards Online
It can be therapeutic to physically cut up magazine pictures and glue them to a board with beautifully written positive affirmations. There are also obvious advantages of having a digital version in your pocket when inspiration strikes.
Paid online vision boards with templates allow you to add music and videos, but it’s more worthwhile to use multipurpose free tools that are shareable and social.
Pinterest.com makes it easy to ‘pin’, or visually bookmark, things you find interesting from the internet onto a virtual board. This is easiest to do with a phone app. You can create multiple boards and save inspiration on anything from birthday party planning to recipes. You can find and follow your friends and collaborate on boards.
Positive thinking about the law of attraction is one approach.
To increase your chances of turning your dreams into reality try out some of these tools to capture and track your progress.
MindMeister.com is an online tool to create mind maps to brainstorm, capture and connect your ideas. You can also create and share presentations.
Trello.com is like digital super-charged sticky notes. You normally start with three lists ‘To Do, Doing, Done’, then you add cards and drag and drop them between lists as you complete them. You can set dates, checklists, attach files, photos, colour codes and invite other people to collaborate. It’s an intuitive visual way to see the big picture and the smaller details at the same time to turn your visions into actions.
See examples of these tools and more in this column online localmatters.co.nz/opinion/