Creating a vision board is like painting a picture of your dreams and aspirations. Imagine having a canvas where you can pin your hopes, desires, and goals. Sounds intriguing, right? In this post, I’m going to walk you through the simple steps to craft your very own vision board. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a tangible representation of what you want to achieve. So, let’s dive in and start manifesting those dreams into reality, shall we?
So What Exactly Is A Vision Board?
At its heart, a vision board is a visual representation of your dreams, goals, and aspirations. It’s a curated collection of images, quotes, and symbols that resonate deeply with what you hope to achieve in life. Picture a canvas where every cut-out, every word, and every image is a piece of the puzzle that makes up your ideal future. By assembling these pieces together, you’re creating a powerful tool that not only reflects your desires but also motivates and inspires you to pursue them. It’s like having a personal roadmap, guiding you towards your dreams and reminding you of the path you’ve set for yourself. In essence, a vision board is your very own inspirational guide, designed by you, for you.
Does A Vision Board Really Work?
So does a vision board really work? It’s a question many of us ponder as we arrange images and quotes on our boards. The truth is, a vision board is more than just a decorative piece; it’s a tool for manifesting our dreams. By visually representing our goals, we’re constantly reminding ourselves of what we aspire to achieve. This consistent focus and attention can, in turn, align our thoughts, actions, and energy towards making those dreams a reality.
Manifesting isn’t just about wishing for something; it’s about actively drawing it into our lives. A vision board acts as a daily prompt, nudging us to take steps, no matter how small, towards our goals. Every glance at the board reinforces our intentions, making them clearer and more attainable in our minds. So, while a vision board alone won’t magically make dreams come true, it certainly plays a pivotal role in guiding our mindset and actions towards manifesting those dreams.
How to Make a Vision Board for Manifestation?
1. Consider what matters most to you
First, consider what matters most to you. A vision board is a visual representation of your goals and dreams, so it’s important that these items reflect what truly matters to you in life. For example, if money is an important factor in attaining happiness for you (and for many people it is), then putting “make more money” on your vision board could be helpful because it helps keep that goal top-of-mind when making decisions about how much time or effort to invest in other areas of life such as relationships or careers.
Another thing to keep in mind when creating your own unique vision boards is that there are many ways to express creativity through them; there isn’t just one way! You may want something simple with minimal materials like magazine cutouts glued onto poster board (as shown below), or maybe more elaborate with fabric pieces sewn together into collages like these:
2. Take some time to clarify your vision
Before you can create a vision board, it’s important to take some time to clarify your vision. This will help ensure that the board is effective and relevant.
There are many ways in which one can go about clarifying their goals and desires. One method is by writing them down in a journal or on paper, so that they are clear in your mind. Another way is by speaking them aloud; this allows us to hear ourselves speak our truth and helps us get used to saying what we want out loud (which may feel uncomfortable at first).
If possible, try not only thinking about what you want but also why these things matter so much for you personally: Why do they matter? What would happen if these dreams came true? How would others benefit from this dream coming true? By asking yourself these kinds of questions while writing or speaking aloud about what matters most in life – and then reflecting upon those answers – you’ll come closer towards understanding exactly what kind of future feels right for you right now.
3. Find images, objects, quotes, words that represent your vision
Finding images, objects, and quotes that represent your vision is an important part of the process. When you’re creating a vision board it’s important to consider what matters most to you. What is your vision? What do you want to achieve? What is your purpose in life and what does success look like for you?
These questions might seem simple but answering them can be difficult if we don’t know how we want our lives to be different from now on.
4. Gather your materials
Materials you will need:
- Board as a base: you can use canvas board, wire board, whiteboard, cork board. I personally used a canvas board.
- Images: you can use old magazines and catalogs, printed online images, etc. I used printed images so that I could make my vision board exactly how I wanted. To be honest, picture searching is a whole process because you really have to think about what you want.
- Any other elements you want to include, for example, printed quotes (or you can write them by hand), stickers, glitters, etc. I used stickers and it was really convenient to attach them at the end.
- Scissors, glue, pens, markers, or anything else you want to use to embellish your board. Make sure you have some strong glue if you are using a canvas board as I was. (My glue stick wasn’t working on the canvas board.)
5. Arrange your visual objects
When you’re ready to start, start arranging your visuals. You’ll want a variety of images and words; for example, you might have a picture of your dream house and one of the words “home.” You’ll also want different colors, textures, sizes, and shapes.
Assemble all your items on a table or other surface where you can arrange them easily without having to move anything around too much.
6. Hang your board up in a place you see often
Once you have created your vision board, it’s time to hang it up. You want your board to be seen often so that it can act as an inspiration for you and help keep you motivated on this journey. The best place for this is somewhere in plain sight where you will see it. This could be on the refrigerator door or bulletin board in the kitchen or in your home office or bedroom, right next to the mirror, etc – anywhere that you walk by regularly.
Don’t be afraid to make updates
It’s okay to make changes to your vision board. It can be a fun and easy way of keeping track of where you are in life, but it’s important to update the board regularly so that it reflects what’s going on in your life right now. You can add new images, objects or words as things change for you.
I hope you found this guide helpful! Remember, it’s not about being perfect or having everything just right. It’s about getting started and keeping momentum as you build your own vision board.