In the pursuit of personal and professional goals, visualizing success can be a powerful motivator. Enter the amazing world of vision boards, the creative and inspiring tools that transform aspirations into tangible images. If you’ve ever wondered about the magic behind these visual collages, here’s a guide to what they are and how to create one in seven easy steps. Bonus! Join our Editor-in-Chief’s FREE, VIRTUAL VISION BOARD & MANIFESTATION SESSION to really attract everything you want out of 2024.
1. Understanding the Vision Board
To really get the most out of your vision board, you need to first understand what one even is. A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and aspirations, but it’s also a manifesting tool. It is an extremely powerful manifestation tool to achieve anything you desire. Vision boards can be physical or digital, but we suggest physical boards to really make the most of your manifestations.
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2. Gather Your Materials
To start your creative journey, gather materials to assemble your board. You’ll need a poster board or cork board to start as well as magazines and a laptop to find images. Plus, remember scissors, glue, and tape to put everything together. Finally, collect images, quotes, and any other visuals that resonate with your goals. NOTE: If you are creating a digital vision board, use tools like Canva, Pinterest, Google Search and a screen-shot tool to grab your inspo and put in in a folder. Bonus: Save a photo of yourself to your computer so that you can place it into your collage and truly envision yourself achieving your goals!
3. Define on Your Goals
Before diving into the creative process, take a moment to reflect on your short-term and long-term goals. Consider areas such as career, relationships, health, and personal development. The key to this step is making your goals as specific as possible, including specific key people, places, and times. We suggest writing out a list of goals in affirmation format, as if they already happened.
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4. Select Key Images and Words
Flip through magazines or search online for images and words that align with your aspirations and get specific, choose an image and internalize how it’s symbolic to the goal (s) that you just outlined. Make sure these images evoke positive emotions and reflect your vision for the future. We suggest referencing your list of affirmations from step 3 and finding images that corresponds to each one.
5. Arrange and Organize
Once you’ve gathered your materials, it’s time to start arranging them on your board! Turn on your favorite inspirational playlist and pour a cup of joe, or vino. During the process, be intentional about where you place each image, creating a cohesive and visually appealing board that groups images related to one goal or theme. Another tip is not to be afraid to paste (physically or digitally) your written-out goals and focuses on the board itself. Light a candle and create a positive atmosphere during your manifestation proccess.
6. Add a Personal Touch
Enhance your vision board with personal touches, such as personal photos, handwritten affirmations, or small trinkets. While magazines and online images are great tools, we love adding these elements to really create a personal connection to your board.
7. Place Your Vision Board in a Relevant Location
To maximize the impact of your vision board, place it somewhere you’ll see it daily—maybe above your desk or next to your mirror. Remember that vision boarding is a verb, so make sure to interact with your vision board daily and manifest all those amazing affirmations you put on it.
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Now, you’re ready to create your very own vision board! As you start your creative process, remember that your vision board is a dynamic tool that can evolve with your goals, providing ongoing inspiration and motivation. Now that you know how to create a vision board, here are some tips on how to set intentions for a new year.