4 Simple Steps To Create A Vision Board That Actually Works

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Visualization is one of life’s most powerful tools. If you haven’t heard of the Law Of Attraction is the ability to attract whatever you focus on. The universe will give you whatever you ask for. Everything is a vibration. Like attracts like. So in simpler terms,  if you can visualize it, you can create it. You’ve probably already been manifesting without even realizing it. Ever thought about needing coffee and someone offers to buy you a cup? You probably manifested it. You can manifest more than you could ever possibly dream. That’s where a Vision Board will come in handy.

So what exactly is a Vision Board, and what does it do? Great question. A Vision Board is a collection or collage of pictures, words, affirmations, dreams, and goals. Vision Boards are great because they help you set your intentions and create a clear guide to achieve it.

Do Vision Boards actually work, or is it a waste of time? They absolutely do work. It’s all about the intention behind your goals and what you do to get there.  So how do you create a Vision Board?


Step 1: Define your Goals.

What do you want in life, or what do you want to change? How about something easier? What do you want to achieve in the next year?

These are the most common: personal goals, relationships, work, career, education, and health.

Take your time. What do you want out of life? Are you looking for your new career? How about finding your next partner or next great love? Do you want to be healthier? What about taking a vacation?

Your vision board needs to be focused. You can have several different categories of things you want to attract, but you should group them together. Alternatively, you can create a board for each separate topic. For example, you can do one board about your professional goals and another on your personal ones. On my vision board, I focus on four areas: career, health, love, and money. But you can do whatever you want.

Time To Reflect.

Once you pick your categories, break it down even further. Get as specific as you possibly can.


“Envision the life you desire. Create the life of your dreams. See it, feel it, believe it.”

– Jack Canfield 




Step 2: Get in the Right Mindset.

Think of all your dreams and goals. Be happy. Don’t go into this with a negative mindset. Remember, like attracts like. When I make vision boards, I light candles and listen to my favorite music. I try to do everything to feel calm and relaxed.

Set the mood. What do you do to make yourself feel inspired? I like watching Ted Talks or videos of people I admire on Youtube. Listening to Podcasts are also great to help you get into the right headspace.




“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” – Maya Angelou



Step 3: Time to Find Inspiration And Get Started.

Gather all your materials. If you’re making a physical vision board, you should have:

  • Tons of magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Corkboard, poster board, journal,

If you’re making a digital or online Vision Board, you only need a few things:

  • Computer, Laptop, or Ipad
  • Google
  • Canva or Goodnotes

PIN IT Here’s what my digital Vision Board looks like. I broke it down by career, self, love, travel, and money. I made it on my Ipad using Goodnotes, Unsplash, and Pinterest.


Now it’s time for you to find some inspiration. Find pictures, mantras, words, or affirmations that represent your goals. Find images that speak to you. If there a saying that makes you feel empowered? Cut it and put it on your board.

Some ideas you should put on your board:

    • People you admire
    • Affirmations
    • Words of encouragement
    • Ideal body type– I’d find people who are toned.
    • Words or pictures of places you want to travel to
    • Pictures of calm
    • Maybe the logo of the company you want to work for
    • Happy couples or happy people in general
    • Quotes

Use Google. 

If you want specifics, I recommend you google whatever you want to attract and print it out. Why just have a picture of a regular house, when you can print a picture of your dream house?

Sometimes, you may not be sure what exactly your dream or goal looks like. That’s okay. Do you have an idea of what you want? For example, if you want love in your life. I would look for images of couples I admire. I would find words that stand out to me regarding love. For example, I would look for words like “relationship goals,” “love,” “dating,” “loyalty,” “passionate.” I would look for things that I truly want as a couple or things that I want in a partner.


“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.” -Oprah



Step 4: Placement is Everything.

Time to find a home for your board. You should find a place where you can see your Vision Board every single day. The reason you should put your board in your line of sight is because you should visualize your goals consciously and subconsciously.

I have two Vision Boards. My physical Vision Board is on a shelf next to my bed. I look at it every day when I wake up and before I go to bed. The other is a digital one. I have it as my screen saver on my phone, iPad, and laptop. If you don’t want to make a digital one, take a picture of your board, and save it to your phone. Look at it every day.

Looking at my Vision Board everyday reminds me of what I want to accomplish, why I want to accomplish my goals, and it reminds me to keep going.

Now you need to do more than just look at your Vision Board. Every day you should take time to actually visualize your goal. Start with one group of images and words. Visualize how those images make you feel and how you will feel when you achieve those goals. Use your senses. How does it feel? How does it taste? What does it sound like? How does it smell? What does it look like?

Like attracts like. Visualize your goals with a calm and positive mind. Your subconscious can’t tell the difference between what you imagine and what is real. Aline your vibrations with your goals.

This isn’t something you should only do once. As you grow, your goals and your priorities can change. Evaluate your life and your goals. Be flexible. So when you achieve your goals, set even bigger goals. Dream bigger.





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  • Rachelle Wright
    May 27, 2020

    Vision boards are such an amazing idea! I’ve had it on my list to do for ages and now you’ve motivated me to get started! x

    • mayahxlolita
      Rachelle Wright
      May 28, 2020

      Absolutely. I love making them. I make one every 3-4 months. It helps me stay motivated 🙂

  • Nandie
    May 27, 2020

    I’ve never heard of a vision board before. This is a great post! I’m going to try this!

    • mayahxlolita
      May 28, 2020

      They are amazing. I love the idea of looking at your goals every day and working towards them. You should definitely make one.

  • Karenbernalvasquez
    May 27, 2020

    I’m definitely saving this! Thank you for sharing

    • mayahxlolita
      May 28, 2020

      🙂 Thanks so much.

  • Robyn
    May 27, 2020

    Wow, this is quite a detailed set of instructions for setting up a vision board. We hear people tell others that creating a vision board is important, but you are the first that I’ve see actually write out all that is involved, both before and after, which is usually left out. I create a digital version because I have so many categories and details, I would need a book rather than a board! I never thought of using Canva for creating one or making it a screensaver. Good suggestions. I also never heard of Goodnotes. I will have to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

    • mayahxlolita
      May 28, 2020

      I completely understand. I try to break up my vision board into bite-size pieces. So I have one that has my immediate goals. This usually has 3-5 main goals. And its perfectly okay to make more than one. I have 2 so far. 🙂

  • Su Chanprasong
    May 27, 2020

    This is so great! I’ve been wanting to do a vision board for ages but just doesn’t know how to approach it. Thank you so much for sharing. I will follow these steps.

    • mayahxlolita
      Su Chanprasong
      May 28, 2020

      I’m so happy I can help. I love vision boards. Thanks 🙂

  • Katelyn Sinclair
    May 27, 2020

    Such an informative post! I love the idea of visualizing your goals in order to achieve them. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • mayahxlolita
      Katelyn Sinclair
      May 28, 2020

      Thanks so much. 🙂

  • Neha
    May 28, 2020

    This is so true, and really helpful to read!

    • mayahxlolita
      May 28, 2020

      Thanks so much 🙂

  • Playful Kale
    May 28, 2020

    Getting in the right mindset is huge! If you don’t put your mind to something it will be much harder to do. Change your mind-set and get stuff done! 😀

    • mayahxlolita
      Playful Kale
      May 28, 2020

      Exactly. You should feel your goals and your dreams in your whole body. Mindset is everything.

  • Bennett Flaherty
    May 28, 2020

    I love all of these ideas! Will definitely be implementing them when I do my next vision board 🙂

    • mayahxlolita
      Bennett Flaherty
      May 28, 2020

      I’m so glad I can help. 🙂

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