Why A Vision Board Works And 5 Easy Steps To Make One

by Aiyana Fraley
Vision Board By Drops Of Yoga

Have you ever heard the saying seeing is believing? The meaning behind this phrase has been used by coaches and self-help gurus for years and comes from the idea that if you know what your dreams and goals look like at the finish line you’ll able to see them as attainable.

Creating a vision board sends a message to your brain that it has work to do and it will work “tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind,” says Jack Canfield, author of “Chicken Soup For The Soul.”

Canfield explains that a vision board works energetically with the Law of Attraction sending out vibrations for what you want and bringing them back to you. To keep those vibrations flowing, it is important to review your board as often as you can. He recommends morning and evening.

“The thoughts and images that are present in your mind during the last forty-five minutes before going to sleep are the ones that will replay themselves repeatedly in your subconscious mind throughout the night, and the thoughts and images that you begin each day with will help you to create a vibrational match for the future you desire.”

Believing that you can achieve a goal that you set is the first step. The end result is made true by working hard towards making those goals on your vision board a reality.  For instance, if one of your goals is to start a yoga practice, you will need to block off time in your day and place yoga as a priority above other things that take up your time. So practicing for 20 minutes before you go to work or taking 15 minutes of your lunch break to practice yogic breathing will help to make it a reality. It takes effort and discipline.

Creating a vision board at the start of a new year sets the groundwork for positive actions and goal setting. It is a powerful tool in visualization that helps fortify your goals into tangible, reachable successes for you. It serves as a motivational tool for you to work towards the dreams you’ve outlined.

What You’ll Need To Start A Vision Board


  • Poster Board
  • Old Magazines
  • Photos
  • Marker Or Color Pencils
  • Sheet of Paper
  • Pen
  • Scissor
  • Tape Or Glue

How To Create A Vision Board

How To Make a Vision Board By Drops Of Yoga

Pets love to help out and they make creating a vision board a family affair. This is MacKenzie by golden retriever.

1. On your sheet of paper, write a list of your intentions.

2. Cut words and images that represent your intentions and goals.

3. Divide your poster board into quadrants or squares with all or some of the themes listed below that best fit your intention:

  • Creativity
  • Love And Relationships
  • Finances
  • Travel And Leisure
  • Health
  • Family
  • Career
  • Personal Development
How To Make a Vision Board

Step 3: Create an outline on your vision board with themes for each portion of your life goals.

4. At the center of your board, place a picture of you or a symbol that represents you.

5. Place your cut pieces into the sections of your vision board.


Cut and paste. Place your cutouts on your vision board in the sections corresponding to your goals and paste them in.

Once you’ve completed your vision board, put it in a place you will see daily. Your bedroom, by the front door or in the kitchen are good places to hang it where you can see it as you’re getting ready, cooking or leaving for work. I suggest taking a few minutes each morning to review your vision board and at the end of the day take note of what you did to meet those goals.

It’s good practice to journal your progress and thoughts during this process. It does take time but it is worth it in the end. I have been in awe with how much I’ve grown in a year by reading my early journal entries from the start of my vision boarding.

Let yourself be inspired by vision board. After all, they are your dreams.

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