What Is A Vision Board + How To Make A Vision Board That Really Works

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Hey, friends! 

Last month I created my first vision board ever! That’s crazy, right? I didn’t postpone for any real reason. I just thought that if I had my goals in my head, that was good enough. NOPE! It turns out that’s not good enough, haha! On top of that, I needed to know how to make a vision board and if they really worked.

There’s a method I use that taught me how to make a vision board that works, and that’s what the focal point of this blog post will be. So I’ll be answering these questions: 

What is a vision board?

How To Make A Vision Board?

How to Make A Vision Board that works?

I was inspired to take the time to create my vision board, because of the quarantine. I also saw a lot of people saying that a vision board actually worked for them, which pushed me to finally create my vision board. Now, I didn’t have a poster board, and couldn’t go out to get one because, well… ya know.

Anyway, first things first.

What is a vision board?

A dream board or vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of clarity and motivation, to attain life goals.

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How To Make A Vision Board?

There are multiple, different ways you can make a vision board.

You can make a board on Pinterest; however, I don’t recommend this method because your vision board should be where you’ll see it every day. 

The second method is to make a digital vision board. This is a personal favorite of mine because I think it works best. It’s also free and doesn’t require you to have any supplies. All you need is a phone, tablet or laptop. If you make a digital vision board you can see it more by displaying it as your phone or desktop wallpaper.

 The last option is to make a “traditional” physical vision board. You can place it above your bed, in your office, or anywhere that you’ll see it the most.

3 Steps To Making A Vision Board That Works

The first step is the most crucial. This is the brainstorming phase. You must take this step, no matter the method you’re using. This is when you focus on your vision, the goals you want to achieve, how you want to feel, etc… So sit down quietly and set intent. I lit an incense and really harvested my energy into my vision board.

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Ask yourself what you want in life. This is the step to creating a vision board that actually manifests.

Secondly, if you’re making a physical vision board, you must collect the items. This can mean quotes, affirmations, images, even items that remind you of a place that makes you happy. This is all about you, so let your spirit and vision guide you.

If you’re making a digital vision board, then you can make it by finding affirmations and images that speak to you. I used Pinterest to find my favorite images and affirmations. If you’d like to personalize it more, you can create your own affirmations, using Canva. I also used Canva to put the collage together.

Play around with how you want it to look and where you want everything to be placed. After making the collage, I went to VSCO, just to make everything look cohesive and dreamy. The only purpose of that was just to match my aesthetic. You don’t have to do that by any means.

Lastly, sit back and place your vision board where you will see it often. No sense in making a vision board just to place it where you won’t see it often.

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If you want to learn more about how to make a vision board (physical), go here.

I really enjoyed making mine, and it really isn’t hard learning how to make a vision board. I made mine in about two hours. It was a calming activity and something I consider to be self-care.

For even more personal growth posts, check out why self-love feels impossible and how to fall in love with yourself in 31 days.

Bye, friends!


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  1. These are some great tips. I have made a vision board before but, I didn’t have it where I could see it. I am going to make another one and really visualize and think about what I want. My wants and needs are not the same as what they were in January.

  2. I made my first vision board last year. It was a traditional board. For this year, I’m going to make a digital one and put it on my iPhone, iPad, and print it for my planner. Thanks for giving me that idea.

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