My friend Susan recently sent me a webinar about mindset and in it, the speaker talked about having a dream jar. I’ve heard of it before but this time it made me stop and think about how much I love this idea! I already write everything else in my life down–my schedule, appointments, tasks, and goals–why not my dreams?

There are so many things that I would consider a dream that I want to accomplish and it just made so much sense to write it down and to acknowledge and affirm it. I have been really wanting to make my own dream jar so this month I decided to do just that! I wanted to share it with you in case you wanted to make a jar of your own :)

Dream jar and dream box labels by

Here’s the gist: get a jar (or box or any type of container), write down a dream you have on a piece of paper, and put it into your jar.

You can make your own rules about the type of dreams you put into your jar–this is for you and there’s no right or wrong way! From there, you can decide what works best for you as to how you want to treat your jar and the dreams you put in there.

Here are a few ways I’ve come across that you can try or create a variation of:

  • Every week/month, take out a dream from the jar and make it happen!
  • When your jar gets full (or every month or quarter), go back and read each one. Take out any that don’t apply. Put the ones you’ve accomplished in a separate “done” jar or container.
  • Every day, take out a dream and read it. Meditate and think about it for 1 minute. Put it back in the jar. Try to do this 2-3x per day if you can and be as consistent as you can.

To help you get started, I created some labels that you can use for your jar or box. You can cut out the labels and attach them to your jar or box however you’d like.


Dream jar label and supplies.
Dream box label

A few other things I found while researching how to use a jar that you may want to implement:

  • Try using different colored paper to categorize your dreams and goals (ie: blue for adventure, green for finance, etc.)
  • Have an empty jar to put the dreams and goals you’ve accomplished–I really love this so you can go back and look at all that you have done whenever you go through this jar.

I think what I like most about this exercise is putting pen to paper and getting that dream or goal out of my mind and down onto something tangible. I’m looking forward to filling my jar and having a place to hold these different things I want to accomplish and reflect on them!

I hope you enjoy this PDF and creating your own dream jar or box. I’d love to see how yours turns out–send me an email or tag me on social media if you share there (@atiliay).

Here’s to all of our dreams and making them a reality!

PS: Here are a few things in my dream jar: providing 1 million meals to The EEC, writing a book filled with meaningful lettering projects, and meeting The Backstreet Boys :)

* Make sure to change your printer settings to “fit to page” so your PDF doesn’t get cut off.
*The PDF has 4 different label variations on one page. Share the ones you aren’t using with friends and family!

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