creating a vision board

How To Create A Vision Board In 9 Steps

In Happiness by Kate J Parker

By creating a vision board, you are preparing a visual representation of your desired future. Vision boards use the Law of Attraction to manifest your goals by keeping your attention focused on what you want. Think of it like goal setting; but on steroids.

Visualisation allows the Law of Attraction to bring the people, resources, opportunities and inspired action that are needed to bring your goals alive.

Focused Thoughts + Positive Emotions + Inspired Action = Your Desired Creation

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I have a different name for my vision board. I call it a future memories board. This is because I have no doubt that my desires will come into existence and become memories in the future. Many things on my board have manifested over the years. Some of these things seemed impossible at the time of creating my vision.

Not only are vision boards a very powerful tool, they are also a lot of fun to create. There is no right or wrong way to create a vision board. However, after years of experimenting I have found a method that works well for me, and I would like to share it with you.

Step One – Purchase a cork board and clear plastic pins

I live in Australia and found mine at Officeworks. Amazon also has cork boards that are a perfect size for a vision board.

I prefer corkboards because they allow you to update your vision board regularly. I have had the same vision board for five years and am currently on my third revision. It is important to keep your vision board updated by removing anything that has manifested or that no longer applies.

A lot of vision board guides suggest using craft board and paste. They may look pretty, but you will need to find a whole new set of pictures, and create a new board every time you need to update.

I use clear pins as they are transparent and don’t interfere with your pictures. . If you want a burst of colour, you could always use coloured pins, or a combination of both.

Step Two – Visualise your future

This step is vitally important. You may already know what you want to create, but unless you continuously visualise it with your five senses, you will struggle to manifest. This is because you need to be very specific with what you want. You also need to engage your emotions so when you look at your vision board you have a positive emotional response. These two things are necessary in order to trigger the Law of Attraction.

I visualise my ideal life. My favourite visualisation is imagining a normal day in my ideal life. I spend time imagining where I am living, what I am doing, how I feel and who is in my life. This forms the basis of my vision board.

Step Three – Write Down Your Goals

I use this step to record the goals I identified from my visualisation. The universe needs to be directed so that it can co-create with you. For example, if you want a new house, be specific on what it will look like, where it is located, and the features you are looking for.

It is also handy to record any resources, people and opportunities you need to make your dream a reality. When these things appear in your life you will know your manifestations are coming into existence and that it is time to take inspired action.

I break my goals down into these categories. By using categories it helps me when putting together my vision board:

  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Finances
  • Home
  • Travel
  • Personal growth
  • Health
  • Hobbies

Step Four – Find Images That Represent Your Goals

Now the creative fun begins.

A quick way to find images that accurately reflect your vision is to jump on the internet and use sites such as Pixabay that provide royalty free images. You will need a colour printer in order for this method to work.

I prefer to do it the old fashioned way by flicking through magazines and newspapers. It can take a while (sometimes weeks) to find the images you want, but I like the satisfaction of finding the perfect picture and cutting it out. I also cut out words that resonate with me, particularly if they are in eye catching fonts and colours.

I usually cut out a number of images for each goal I am manifesting. When I start the process of pinning them on the corkboard I then choose the image I like most.

Step Five – Find Inspirational Words and Quotes

In order for your vision board to be effective it needs to evoke an emotional response in you. A good way to do this is to use powerful words and quotes. As mentioned in step four, I cut out words from magazines that resonate with me. You can also find pretty quotes to print from Pinterest. A good place to start is on my Pinterest page. Follow these links to my board on Inspirational Quotes and the Law of Attraction.

Step Six – Creating A Vision Board

Now is the time to display your pictures, words and quotes on your vision board.

I arrange them on the corkboard without pinning, then when I am happy with the look I use the clear pins to hold the cut outs in place. This step is trial and error – just play around until you are happy with the look.

If you have an artistic streak, you can use arts and crafts pieces to make your board prettier. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body so my board is very practical looking!

This is my vision board. I am currently working to manifest conditions in five areas in my life. I am looking for our dream family home and car, to be debt free, to make a living as a writer, to travel and to be physically and spiritually healthy. Click here to receive my guide on creating an inspirational vision board.

Step Seven – Display and Visualise

Now you have created your vision board it is time to visualise your dreams into reality. Display your vision board somewhere you will frequently see it. Some people display it proudly in public areas of their house, I prefer to keep mine private in my bedroom. Mine resides on my dressing table so I can see it in the morning when getting ready for the day and at night when getting ready for bed.

Spend time each day actively visualising what you want to manifest. I look at each image on my board and feel the positive energy flow through my body. It is important to do an active visualisation each day.

Vision boards work best with frequent visualisations during the day. Have a look at my bonus section, at the bottom of this guide, It will show you how to create a portable Vision Board that will work in unison with your main vision board.

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Step Eight – Take Inspired Action

If you sit back and wait for your goals to manifest, you may wait a long time. The universe helps those who help themselves. So make sure that you take steps towards manifesting your own dreams.

There is a difference between forced action and inspired action. If what you are doing feels difficult or like a task; if it is forced and you see little or no results; then you may want to revisit your thoughts and beliefs because you may have a blockage.

Inspired action is when the energy easily flows, and you feel inspired about what you are doing. You will be in the ‘zone’ and feel excited and motivated. Wins will come easily and you will quickly see results.

For more information on inspired action, read this article.

Step Nine – Be Grateful

Like attracts like. So in order to stay positive and attract positive manifestations into your life, you need to be grateful for what you have in the present moment. Take time every day to acknowledge what you are grateful for.

If is also important to celebrate milestones and achievements. When something on your vision board is manifested – have a celebration. Give thanks to the Universe and acknowledge your effort in creating your new reality.

The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will receive.

Related Article: 10 Ways To Create Lasting Happiness

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