If you're dreaming of something big, it's probably time to create your vision board!

When it comes to manifesting what you want in your life, the power of vision and visualizing is tremendous.

You may have heard of the phrase, “What you see is what you get.” I have found this to be true many times. Another popular saying is, “When you see it, you’ll get it.”

This means that when you visualize what you want and see it clearly in your mind’s eye, it’s then that you attract it. It manifests – maybe not instantly, but it’s on its way.

Here's where vision boards come in. We've talked about them before, but what are some of the resources you can use to make yours? We'll make it simple for you. Let's take a look! 



The Importance of Visualization

Writing down goals is one thing, but visualizing you jumping up and down in excitement as you accomplish them is quite another!

Visualization is a powerful technique that you can use to harness the power of the universe to your advantage.

As you picture yourself opening the door to your dream house or pulling up to your girlfriend’s house in a Mercedes, the laws of the universe go to work for you. 

Maybe you’ll meet a guy in a taxi who has a job opening for you that doubles your salary. Or perhaps you're dreaming of going on a beautiful trip across the world and suddenly, an opportunity opens itself to you.

Once you set your goal:

Some of the most successful men and women will tell you that they owe part of their success to setting goals and visualizing them coming true.

Actors daydream about being on stage acting, singers on stage singing, professional football players running in for a touchdown at the Super Bowl, and dancers performing on stages around the world. So why shouldn't you start picturing whatever success you are dreaming of? 



Vision Boards Help You Manifest Your Dreams

Perhaps you’ve heard about vision boards before and you’ve been meaning to create one for a while.

Or maybe you’re not quite sure what a vision board really is. 

A vision board is simply an image board that has a variety of images, words, and other media materials that comprise goals and visions for one’s life. A vision board is most commonly made out of poster, cork, or foam board, but many people are creating them online too.

I’m sure you have dreams and goals, right?! 

You might even have them written down, which is wonderful.

You can go one step further and create a colorful, vibrant vision board to further activate the laws of the universe in your favor. 

Yes, a vision board will help unleash these laws in your life, which will certainly help you to manifest your dreams faster.

The following are several online sources you can use to create beautiful vision boards:



3 Free Online Resources to Create Your Vision Board

1. Canva

Canva is a great graphic design tool that’s easy to navigate.

There are templates you can use to create just about anything, including an online vision board. There are hundreds of images you can choose from that set the intent for what you desire. You can also upload your own.

Once you get onto the Canva site, search for “mood board” and choose a template that you like. Then, recreate it as you wish, bringing you one step closer to manifesting your best life.

They have dozens of templates for different sizes, or you can add a custom size if you like. You can save your design and bring it to a print shop if your final version is too big for your actual printer.


2. Adobe Express

Adobe Express is like Canva.

You'll have to sign up for a free Adobe account, but you can get started with their free version pretty easily. Add your own pictures or start using their library and stock of templates for creative inspiration. You can also use their suite of photos, shapes, design assets and backgrounds. 

You can design beautiful online vision boards till your heart’s content. There are mood board templates, images, filters, and more. 

You can also download onto your mobile phone as an app.

This is perfect for when you see something you want while you’re out and about. Just snap a photo and upload it to your online vision board.


3. InVision

This free online tool is more often used for businesses as a whiteboard and planning program, but you can download as many pictures as you like, add text, insert different shapes, etc.

Unlike Canva, InVision does not have an online library for you to select photos and videos, but it's a pretty unrestricted platform if you are more interested in just playing with an online version and letting your creativity loose than if you are looking to make a printed version. 


Tips For Creating a Vision Board (The Old-Fashioned Way)

If you want to create a vision board the old-fashioned way with poster board and pictures you cut out from magazines, go for it.

It’s great to actually see your board in tangible form. It’s not difficult to create a vision board, but it will require some time and effort.

1. Make a List of the Things You Desire

The first thing you can do is begin thinking about your dreams and goals.

Cover personal, professional, social, spiritual, travel, financial, health, physical, and any other goals on your mind. 

You can make a list and begin from there. There’s no such thing as goals that are too small.

This is the time for you to dream a little or as big as you want.

Do you want a sport’s car, exotic vacation, 6,000 square foot home, in-ground pool? Write it all down.

It’s not all about material things either. You can also write down emotional states you desire to feel most often, such as happiness, joy, excitement, peace, contentment, love, and more.

This should get you pretty excited!

2. Gather the Materials

The next step is to gather your materials to create your vision board. 

Magazines are great assets when to getting your desires on your board with a visual.

Flip through assorted magazines and cut out words and pictures that match the goals on your dream list. You can also search for quotes or images online as well.

Want to vacation in France? 

Find some online pictures of different locations in France and print them out.  If you want to start a new career, look for some pictures that represent your career field. The internet is a great place to find inspiration and motivation.

3. Create Your Collage!

Tape or glue your images to your vision board collage style.

There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Just do it and feel the excitement and joy as you dream about what you most desire.


Placing Your Vision Board

Once you’re done creating your vision board, put it somewhere that you see frequently.

You can even hang it on the wall as décor. If you’re familiar with the law of attraction, the act of you putting your desires out there to the universe actually “attracts” them to you.

The law of attraction states that what you give your attention to, you attract more of. If you’re giving attention to what you want in life, you’re attracting the manifestation of those things.

Sounds like a pretty good gig, huh? Go ahead and get started planning your vision board today. As you do, the universe will be swirling and twirling for you!
Happy vision board creating!

Photo by George Milton