Do you want to know how to manifest your dreams this year? This blog post is all about why making a vision board can help you achieve your goals. I’ll show you the do’s, the don’ts & some tips on how to make your own!

Do Vision Boards Work?

How manifesting my dreams helped me:

I have always been sceptical about this sort of thing; ‘Manifesting’, ‘The Law of Attraction’, etc, until I hit rock bottom. I was very unmotivated and unsure about what I wanted to do with my life. That’s when I got into using Tumblr, a platform where you share images and connect with others. I would reblog images or quotes that inspired me just for the fun of it. This was the first moment of my life where I realised that I was manifesting the things I wanted through my Tumblr!

I went on to study Fashion abroad and started doing the things I wanted to do. I finished my degree, went back home, and worked in different places. Then, the thing we all know about that starts with a c – *coughs* *coronavirus* – happened. Because of the pandemic, I stopped working and fell In a bit of a rut. Not finding a job but also not knowing what I wanted for my near future. Again, I was feeling very unmotivated.

Maya's Tumblr page on the screen of an iMac, manifesting goals and dreams.
My Tumblr Page

One day, thinking about what my life could be on Pinterest, I saw this post on making vision boards. This inspired me to make my own. The next thing I was doing was buying a domain and making a website! I decided it was time to start working, instead of waiting for something to happen. I started this blog, wrote my first post, and I’m now working hard into growing this into something more.

By telling you this, I’m not saying that having a Tumblr, Pinterest, or a board filled with pictures magically made things happen for me. But it did help me me set my goals so I could then work to achieve them!

How to make your own Vision Board

I don’t believe there is an exact way in which you have to make a vision board. I think the right way of doing it is by actually believing you can achieve the things you put on it.

For example: If you’re doing it by thinking everything you put on it will fall into your lap, then it’s not going to work and you might as well not do it. Harsh, I know, but you want to make a vision board so that you can visualise your goals and work towards them. This means you might have to work very hard to achieve some of them!

Quote: Work on you, For you.

Step 1: Write down your goals.

  • The first step is to think about what it is you want to accomplish, just like making new years resolutions! You are going to want to think about different aspects of your life; relationships, career, health, hobbies, knowledge, etc. You decide what you want to prioritise! I want to focus mainly on my career, my mental and physical health, and hobbies, so I wrote down my specific goals in those categories.
  • Don’t make the list too long! If you’re making a vision board for the whole year, write down a number of things you’ll actually have time to do before the year ends.
  • Be specific! I’ll give you an example: Instead of writing down ‘Do more hobbies’ I wrote down ‘Make ceramics’ since it’s one of the things I want to get into 🤩.
Macbook Pro, the tool to make the collage of the vision board.

Step 2: Search for images that speak to you.

  • Choose some images! Choose one per goal, we want to keep it as simple as possible! As I said before, I don’t think there’s no real right or wrong when doing this, as long as it’s going to be of use to you. I have a visual mind, so I love using images that make me feel a certain way. They might not say much to another person, but they motivate me! I make a board on Pinterest, I pin a lot of images that I may want to use, and I then save the ones I’m going to use on to my laptop.

Step 3: Start collaging and make your vision board!

  • It’s finally time to make the board!! I recommend using Canva, it’s easy, simple and free to use, but if you want to use Indesign or any other platform go ahead!
  • You can use photos, quotes, text, decorative elements, anything you want!
  • Make it decorative or keep it super simple, it’s up to you – remember it’s supposed to help YOU envision your goals! I made mine using 8 images, but I added a few symbols all over the document because that’s the way I roll 😋.
  • I’ve mentioned using digital formats, but of course, you can do the board other ways. If you want to do a DIY, cut out magazines, draw, whatever you prefer!

Want a free vision board? Click here!

By Maya Z 2021 Vision Boards to set your goals.