Creating a Vision Board For The Life You Want

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I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard about vision boards and how these can help us manifest the things that we desire the most. More so, creating a vision board for our goals is probably one of the best ways to visualize the life that we want. But pay attention and be very careful with what you desire. This goes both ways; you can attract all the positive things, but also the negative ones. Just like that popular saying…”be careful what you wish for!” Additionally, in order for this to work, you have to change your mindset and start thinking in a positive way. Otherwise, it’s just not going to be what you thought it would. Now, what exactly is a vision board? and How can it help us manifest? Well, keep on reading!

What is a Vision Board?

Let me break it down to you. A vision board–or dream board, is nothing more than a collage of images and empowering words that reflect our goals and desires. It serves as inspiration and motivation to create whatever it is that we want. Vision boards can be created in various ways. You can get a white board (mine is pictured in this post), a cork board, or even some wall space can work just as well. And although you can create a digital vision board, we prefer a physical one because it’s easier to bring your attention to it throughout your day.

creating a vision board on a wall
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How Can It Help Us Manifest What We Want?

Here’s where it gets tricky. This vision board is a tangible version of everything that you want to manifest. In other words, it’s a tool that we can use to bring our desires into our life. For this reason, you want it to be as close to your desires as possible! Now…how can a vision board help us manifest? Well, it’s because when we set our attention into something, we are drawing more energy towards it. And when we create a vision board, all of our attention is centered on this board, and we begin to visualize. Visualization creates a ‘magnet atmosphere’ in which we start attracting those things that we want.

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It’s like when you buy something and suddenly you start seeing others with that exact thing you just bought. It could be shoes, handbags, or even a car. But this isn’t happening because you were the first one to buy it. It’s happening because you started paying attention to it and began noticing it. This also applies to your vision board. Once you create it, you’ll start paying attention and begin drawing these things to you.

Simple Steps to Start Creating Your Vision Board

First things first. In order for this to work, you must have real goals ready to be manifested. If you haven’t done so already, start setting your goals and desires on paper. Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to begin creating your vision board. Keep in mind that when you’re creating a vision board, you want to be very clear and specific about your goals and desires.

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Here’s a simple list of materials, along with some steps to get you started on your vision board.


  • poster board or cork board
  • glue or tape
  • thumb tacks (if using a cork board)
  • scissors
  • old magazines or printed images
  • markers

Steps to creating your vision board

  1. Gather the images. Use your magazines to select and cut the images that represent your desires and goals. And most of all, images that represent you! If you don’t have magazines, you can use your friendly neighborhood Google to search for images and print them out. Reminder: be very specific. For example, if you want a new car, select the color, make, model, and year of the car that you want.
  2. Add empowering text. You can use the same magazines to cut out empowering words that inspire and motivate you. This is very important because not everything is about material things. Your goals and ambitions are also about you and who you want to become as a person. Some of these words can be start today, believe, adventure, create, I am, and courage. In my own personal vision board, I added words like make a difference, learn, and walk more.
  3. Start the collage. Once you have all the text and images, use your glue, tape, or thumb tacks, to start creating your vision board.
  4. Hang it! Once it’s beautifully done, it’s time to hang your vision board in a place where you can be aware of it every day. It’s not that you have to sit and stare at it all day, but you do have to pay attention to it. Engage with it. A good place for your vision board can be your workspace, next to your bed (like mine), or a corner in the bathroom. Remember, this is not a decor piece, it’s your tool for manifesting what you want. So you need it where you will see it!
vision board with empowering words
Empowering text helps maintain a clear vision of what you want to achieve.

Final Thoughts

Your vision board is only yours! Your goals, your desires, and things about yourself. So don’t be too hard on yourself when you decide to make one. Just enjoy the process, have fun with it, and get ready to start manifesting what you want.

If you need some extra help, I recommend getting The Complete Visual Board Kit by John Assaraf, one of the contributors of The Secret. Years ago, this helped a lot when I didn’t even know where to begin. I hope it helps you the same way!

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Yanitza Ninett
Lover of arts, nature, good vibes, and Indie music. When I'm not hiking or soaking up the sun on my favorite beach, you can find me binging my favorite show–The Vampire Diaries.
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