Everyone has dreams and goals they want to achieve. But for some of us, having a visual representation of these dreams can help us to manifest our best life and work toward these goals without losing focus.
Successful people use them all the time. If you want to learn to manifest your dreams using a vision board, you’ve come to the right place.
Manifesting your vision and dreams using a vision board is simple. Here’s how to actualize your goals with a vision board:
- Know what you want to manifest.
- Be specific with your dreams.
- Start collecting ideas and images for your vision board.
- Set goals to help you manifest your dreams.
These 4 steps to manifesting your dreams with a vision board are the basics to start this exciting journey.
Whether you’ve made vision boards before or are new to this incredible practice, we’ve compiled a few easy steps to creating a board that is guaranteed to help you manifest your dreams.
We’ve also included some fun examples of different boards to use as inspiration when making your own!
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1. Know What Dreams You Want To Manifest
Before you can get started on visualizing your goals and dreams, you need to know what you want to actualize. Having a set idea of what you want will help you visualize it more clearly, which will also help you manifest them more easily.
You may feel overwhelmed when you think about the possibilities of manifestation and where to start. There may be multiple facets of your life that you want to change, and it can be tricky to organize them into a hierarchy of what you want most.
But the good news is: You can choose as many things as you want!
As long as you have a clear-cut idea of what you want, you can create multiple boards for each goal. However, when setting up a vision board, it’s essential to focus on one of your goals at a time.
If you focus on too many goals at once when you’re making your board, you may find yourself adding images to it that don’t align with a specific purpose.
For this reason, you may want to write down the goals and dreams you’d like to manifest. Pick one that excites you most or that you want to work on first, and complete your board before moving on to the next one.
You can even sort your goals into categories like career, relationship, and personal or financial goals.
But, if you have an overall vision for your dreams and want your goals to align into one cohesive dream, then you can make an over-arching vision board for yourself.
Rather than manifesting a specific purpose, you’ll manifest an amalgamation of positive changes that may happen slowly over time.
A great example of a comprehensive vision board is this gorgeous board found on Pinterest. No matter what you want your board to look like, it should resonate with you! There is no ‘perfect’ way to manifest your dreams, so remember to do it in a way that makes you feel happy and comfortable.
2. Be Specific With The Dreams You Want To Manifest
When you know what you want to manifest, you’ll need to start brainstorming about what your dream looks like. It’s important to be as specific about your dreams as possible because vague goals are harder to manifest.
For example, if your end goal is to become financially stable, you’ll want to start imagining what this looks and feels like to you. Saying ‘I want to be financially stable’ is vague and doesn’t give you anything to visualize or work towards.
Additionally, financial stability may look different to everyone!
Instead, try to be specific about what your dreams entail. What does it mean to you? How would you feel when you actualize this dream? Who do you want to share your vision with?
When you answer these questions, your goals will be more specific and easier to visualize. Now, your dream may sound like, ‘I want to have enough money to stop worrying about my monthly bills. I want to feel comfortable and safe in my financial situation. I want to share my new-found wealth with my family and friends, and I want to be able to afford a new car or home.’
This one is an excellent example of a specific vision board that includes all the right elements, made for someone who wants to manifest their money goals dreams!
3. Start Collecting Ideas And Images For Your Vision Board
Whether you’re creating a physical or digital vision board, you’ll want to start looking around for images that align with your goals.
For example, if your current goal is to create a new and fulfilling career, try to find pictures of people doing the job you want. You can also look for positive images associated with this goal, such as friendly co-workers or an excellent office set-up.
You can find images for your board online or in magazines. Add them to your digital vision board or cut them out and pin them to your physical board.
It’s important to make your board coherent. It should make sense when you look at your board and should invoke positive emotional reactions. When you look at your board, it may even feel like you’re already living this life. And if it does, you’re on the right track!
When your vision board is complete, you should be able to look at it and envision your dream coming to fruition.
You can also add positive or uplifting quotes, mantras, or words that you associate with your vision. And, if something doesn’t resonate with your vision, remove and replace it until you’re happy.
It may look like this when you’re done putting your board together with images and quotes. This is a great example of a simple vision board, but you can make yours as big or as small as you want. You can use only word-based vision boards like this or a purely visual board like this.
4. Set Goals To Help You Manifest Your Dreams
Having a vision board on its own can help manifest your dream. But if you want to keep your sights set on making your dream a reality, include a list of goals on your board.
You can set as many or as few goals as you’d like, but it’s best to be specific. Whether saving a certain amount of money or earning a promotion, having smaller goals will help you on your journey to actualizing your long-term dream.
You can also update your goals as much as you want. So, if your path to manifesting your dreams takes a slightly different route, you can add goals that align with this specific path.
Here is an example of a goal-based vision board. Having a small vision board like this is also a great project idea if you’ve never made a vision board before and need help figuring out how to get started.