Manifestation is a huge part of my life these days. Not everyone believes in it. Not everyone agrees with it. And that’s fine. Something that’s helped me massively – particularly this year – is letting go of things that don’t match your vibes. So if you think manifestation is absolute horse crap, perhaps I can direct you to this blog post about 7 Summer Self Care Tips instead. Unless you don’t believe in self care in which case, I can’t help you. But today I’m going to be talking about how to make a vision board to aid you on your manifesting journey!
Why do you need a vision board?
So of like me, you’re a fan of manifestation and want to learn how to become a master manifestor, then this blog post is for you. Creating a vision board is a really great tool for manifestation. Although they’re also helpful when it comes to projects you might be starting or plans you might be making (e.g a wedding board for your dream wedding). So they definitely have multiple uses.
But for this post, we’re going to stick to how they can aid in your manifestation journey. For me, creating a vision board was particularly useful because my brain is always running at a million miles an hour. I know exactly what I want and exactly how I want my life to look. What type of house I want. I know EXACTLY what car I want. How I want to dress. What my holidays look like.
But because my mind never stops and I’m always busy thinking about my to-do list, I rarely have a chance to just stop and embrace all that I want. So a vision board makes that super easy for me – because I’ve just got to look at it! Some other reasons for creating a vision board:
They make you consider what you really want
You might think you know what you want until you come to creating your board and you’re reluctant or hesitant to put something on it. That’s the time to have a good long talk with yourself about whether this vision you have for yourself is your actual vision or perhaps one that has been molded for you by society, peers or family?
Expand your creativity
Creating a vision board can be a pretty creative activity and experience! Below I have provided a very basic way of creating a vision board but if you’re particularly crafty, you can totally go all out with yours and turn it into a craft project!
They provide you with daily reminders
Consistency is key when it comes to goals and achieving your goals. So the daily reminders that your vision board provides you with will be invaluable. Every time I look at my vision board, I’m reminded why I do what I want. And that’s the positive reminder I need.
Help you ignite your passions
Similarly to the first point about making you consider what you really want, it also helps you ignite the passions you already have. Or perhaps makes you realise you’re more passionate about something than you thought you were?
They’re fun to make
And finally, they’re just great fun to make. Whether you do it digitally or by hand. So when it comes to making your board, grab yourself a nice cup of tea or a glass of wine, stick on some nice music and make a personal event of it.
Before you start making your vision board
You will want to be in a high-vibe and positive head-space. There’s no point starting this task if you feel stressed and mentally fragile. Before you begin, perhaps do a short 15 minute mindset routine to push away any bad vibes. This is important because if you’re in a bad mood when it comes to choosing your images, it’ll distort your inner vision.
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So when it comes to picking out your images, I want you to let go of any judgement or expectations. Accept what comes up and don’t be afraid to dream BIG. Bigger than what you thought you could dream. Even if it seems ridiculous. Even if it seems impossible.
Your vision board should represent your absolute dream life.
When it comes to picking out the images, make sure you’re using images that you’re feeling an attachment to. Use images that ignite something in your core. That make your toes tingle. That make you smile unintentionally. You’re thinking about your DREAM life after all, so you’re not going to want to include images that you don’t like.
And try not be TOO literal either. Because sometimes images of the perfect thing are hard to find. For example, one image on my own vision board is of a donkey. What? It’s because in my dream life I want to manifest, I will be doing a lot of charity work for animals and the donkey represents that.
How to practically create your vision board
Obviously the first thing you need for your vision board is the images. So practically, you can grab images from Canva itself or stock image sites like Unsplash. Obviously if you’re going old school and creating your vision board by hand, you’ll need a bunch of magazines to cut from! But for the sake of this post, let’s focus on creating a digital vision board.
Go onto Canva and type in ‘Desktop Wallpaper’ into the search bar. You’ll want to click the blank canvas from there. This is because the desktop wallpaper template automatically gives you the perfect dimensions for creating your board!
Once you’re on the design page, you’ll want to go down your options at the side until you get to ‘Grids’. Then scroll down to the bottom until you find one with 8 or so even squares. Of course you can have as many squares as you like for your images but I feel like 8 is a decent number and allows you to get a bit creative without being too overwhelming.
And for personal preference, I like all the squares to be the same size but again, you don’t have to do that. You can then make the spacing inbetween the squares bigger or smaller, depending on how you want your vision board to look. But that’s the basics of how to make a vision board.
From here, it’s time to add your images. If you’ve saved images from external sites, then head to the ‘Upload’ tab to upload them and drag and place them in their own grid slot. Or if you’re using Canva itself to get images, head to the ‘Photos’ tab and start searching for your dream vision board images! However, if you use the free version of Canva you will be limited to what photos you can use. Once your vision board is complete, hit ‘Download’ in the top right hand corner to download it onto your computer.
Where to display your vision board
You can literally display it wherever you want but the idea is obviously to display it in places that you’re going to see. There’s no point learning how to make a vision board if you’re never going to see it, right? So as you’ve made it with desktop wallpaper dimensions in mind, save it to your desktop. You can also send the image to your phone and display it as your background.
If you want, you can print it out and frame it, stick it somewhere you’re always going to see it – like in the inside of your wardrobe, or pin it up on a noticeboard in your office. The idea is for you to be continuously seeing the images in your board, even if you don’t realise. You should be subconsciously drinking in the images in your vision board every time you turn on your laptop or your phone or every time you open your wardrobe.
Chances are, after a while, you’re not going to pay it much attention because you’ve seen it so many times but that doesn’t mean that your subconscious mind still isn’t seeing those images of your dream life every single day and helping you manifest on a much deeper level.
Do you have a vision board or are you keen to create one after reading this post? Are you into The Law of Attraction and use a vision board to help you manifest your dream life? Let me know in the comments!