There are lots of vision board ideas out there, but the secret behind the ones that work lie in the emotion within them. You can cut and paste a mansion onto your board, but if it doesn’t light you up, it’s not going to manifest.
In this post, I’m going to share 5 vision board ideas and how to choose them correctly so that you get buzzed every time you see your board. When you’re lit up, things start manifesting!
What a vision board does
A vision board is a board you create, either physically or digitally, that represents a desire or experience you want to manifest and that elicits emotion and excitement within you.
Typically it contains images of things you want to experience, as well as quotes and affirmations that help to reprogram your subconscious beliefs.
The way that it works is by positively reminding you of a desire you have, because every time you see the board you’re transported into this emotional place that embodies your desire.
When you’re frequently in the emotional place of a desire as if it’s already manifested, you will bring that reality into physical being. It’s not a matter of if, but when.
You could use a vision board for a certain desire, such as manifesting a home or job, or a way of being that you want to evolve towards, like being more present or intuitive, for example.
On this vision board you’ll place images, pictures, quotes, affirmations, and any other thing that brings you into the feeling place of your desire.
How to make a vision board
To make a physical board, you can use anything from cork boards to poster boards. Think about a good space to place it and then decide on the size of your board.
- a board
- push pens or glue
- scissors for cutting images
- wall hook to hang board
If you don’t have the space or desire to create a physical vision board, you can create a digital one that’s just as powerful. My favorite way to do this is by creating a secret board on Pinterest and then pinning quotes, affirmations, photos and images that represent my desires.
5 vision board ideas
The following vision board ideas are quintessential items to have that will elicit emotion within you, as well as help to reprogram your subconscious beliefs.
This is the magic of a vision board: emotion-inducing and belief-changing. The very components of effective manifestation.
1. Good memories
A very easy way to bring yourself into uplifted emotions is to have photographs or mementos from past experiences that you’ve enjoyed and want to amplify.
For instance, if you want to move to the beach, add photos from a previous beach trip if you can. If you’re wanting to manifest love, add some old photos of fun times with friends or other dearly loved ones.
To travel more, maybe add old plane tickets to your board. If the memory elicits the emotions your current desire will bring, then it’s a good memory to relive often.
Examples of items that bring back good memories:
- Old photographs
- Pressed flowers
- Old tickets
- Old letters
2. Pictures that excite you
Images that light you up and that stir positive emotion within you are perfect for a vision board. Using pictures cut out of magazines or images printed from the internet, choose things that represent your desire and get you pumped up.
Don’t choose something that you’re supposed to want or that you think represents a desire but doesn’t really light you up.
For example, using an image of a Range Rover when you don’t fully desire one won’t have the same effect as using an image of an old classic pickup that’s more in alignment with your dream life.
Always, always, always use images that reflect your idea of a beautiful life and not someone else’s. When I was manifesting my home, I focused on what made the inner me excited. The inner me didn’t want a modern mansion; she wanted a house out in the country surrounded by trees.
Abundance is a feeling rather than a definition given by society or price tags. When you cater to your inner desires, your vision board will work for you, not against you.
Image examples that bring excitement:
- Your ideal home/car/etc
- Love (couples, hands holding, hearts)
- Abundance (money, specific job positions, accomplishments)
- Places (countries, states, environments, etc)
3. Quotes & Affirmations
Quotes and affirmations help us to really rework our subconscious beliefs. When I first learned about the law of attraction, I looked at quotes daily that I pinned to my vision board as well as posted affirmations around my house.
When you’re new to manifesting or are attempting to allow in a desire that you may have blockages around, saturating your mind with new positive beliefs help to release the resistance you’re carrying.
You can find these types of quotes by simply searching for “law of attraction quotes/affirmations” on Google or Pinterest. Write or print out the ones you love and pin them to your board.
- Self-love affirmations
- Law of attraction quotes
- Money affirmations
- Morning affirmations
- I AM affirmations
4. Detailed elements
Detailed elements are those things that you can viscerally imagine and feel. If there’s a home you’re wanting to manifest, what is a key component to the house? For me, it was a lot of trees, so a detailed element for me was visualizing a tree-lined driveway rather than the house itself.
It may be difficult to imagine a specific home, but can you feel the wood floors beneath your feet, or the granite countertop under your hands? Can you feel the leather on a car seat or imagine the warmth of another body holding yours?
Find these images and add them to your vision board. They help you to hone in on your desire in a powerful way.
- Imagery of a landscape (trees, open desert, city/country scape)
- Materials (wood, marble, granite, leather, satin, etc)
- Physical sensations (being held, hands holding, baby in arms, strong body, etc)
- Desired feeling (lots of zeros on bank statement, zen person, children playing, etc)
5. Song lyrics
Songs are very powerful in their ability to manifest conditions in our lives. When I was manifesting my home, I listened to very specific songs frequently because they elicited strong images and emotions within me of the feeling of my desired type of home.
Think of a song that represents your desire. It could be specific or general, but take your favorite lyric from the song and post it on your board.
When you see your lyric, it could start the song in your head or simply take you to that feeling place.
- Speaks to your desire
- Represents the emotion feeling place of your desire
If it lights you up and captures the feeling essence of what you desire to manifest, add it to your board. Look at your board daily, hopefully more than once.
Let it get you excited and fill you with the emotions of your desires fully manifested. This reality we’re in gives us the grace of focusing things into being at a slower pace, so we’ve got to trust the process and feel it into existence!
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found something to take away with you.
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Jessica Dimas is the creator of The Manifestation Journal, a journal that helps you manifest more fun, love, and joy into your life.