Tutorial: How to Create a Vision Board and Why you need to Make one ASAP!
April 6, 2020
The Vision Board is a fantastic tool to manifest your dream life. But what exactly is a vision board and how does it work? What are the benefits of having one? And how do I create one?
Don’t worry! I’ll answer all those questions in this blog post. So stay tuned and have fun creating your own vision board!
What is a vision board?
Well, a vision board is basically a collage of inspirational images and/or drawings, quotes or sayings and affirmations or mantras that help you manifest your goals and your dream life.
You can make a new vision board every year or just once in a while. How small or big yours will become is up to you. The perfect spot for a vision board is where you can see it every day. So ideally, it lives where you walk by multiple times a day.
The benefits of creating a vision board
It all starts with your mindset. If you let your limiting beliefs hold you back and dictate your life, you’ll never achieve your goals. YOUR THOUGHTS BECOME YOUR REALITY. In other words, if you think you are not good enough or you don’t deserve what you wish for, you won’t get it.
So, in order to make your dreams happen, you have to actually believe that they will come true! Convince yourself that you deserve to be happy by manifesting your dreams and making them visual.
Trust me, by looking at your beautiful vision board frequently, your mind will subconsciously reprogram itself and you will be able to attract the amazing things on your vision board more likely.
You’ll also be more motivated to work on your goals because they seem more tangible, once you made very clear, what you actually want. You can’t manifest unless you know exactly what your intentions and desires are. The process of creating your vision board will help you clarify on what your really want.
How to create a vision board
There are many ways to create a beautiful vision board. However, you can basically split into two categories. The physical and the digital vision board. Below, I will explain both categories and show you exactly how to create a digital vision board.
The physical vision board
A physical vision board can be simple or a bit more complex.
The easiest way I can think of is basically just putting images on a wall using washi tape. You can also use a pinboard or a small whiteboard. Another idea is to use twine and some clips to create a cute bunting. You can even add some twinkle lights to make it extra special.
In case you want to be able to change the pictures at some point, these are some clever and simple options.
A more classic approach is to use a large piece of paper where you glue all your items to.
Whatever option you’d like to choose, you’ll need images to create a vision board. You can either use pictures from old magazines or you can print them from your computer. Great FREE resources for stock photos are Unsplash or Pexels.
The digital vision board
Let’s be honest… not everyone wants to print out a ton of images from their computer. Also, it takes a lot of time to collect and cut out pictures from magazines to use them for your vision boards.
If you’d like to create a digital vision board you can use as a desktop wallpaper or print it out once you are done, I’m gonna show you a quick way to do it with Canva.
Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates, and illustrations.
You can use the free version to create your vision board. However, if you’d like to choose from a wider variety of high-quality images, beautiful calligraphy fonts, and unique elements, I recommend using the Pro version. *this is an affiliate link
You can try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days and cancel anytime using the link below.
In the following step by step guide, I’m going to take you along and show you exactly how I created my new vision board.
Step 1: Choosing the right Template
After you open Canva, you can use the search tool to look for the right dimensions. I personally think choosing a Desktop Wallpaper template is the easiest way. However, you can also choose to create a design with custom dimensions, if you have a certain size in mind.
Step 2: Choosing images
On the left, you can see different options like templates, photos, elements, and text. I started to search for images that fit my board by clicking on the Photos button and using the search bar to type in specific keywords.
Pro Tip: By clicking on the filter icon on the right side of the search bar you can adjust the color, orientation, and availability of the photos.
Make sure to select “Free” in the availability section, if you use the free version of Canva. That way, Canva will only show you the images that are available for your use.
You can also add your own images. Simply click on “Uploads” and select images from your device.
Step 3: Adding text
If you’d like to add a quote, affirmation or mantra to your beautiful vision board, just click on the “Text” button and select the text block you want to use.
Once you selected a text block, you can now insert any text.
Change the font, size, color, spacing, etc. by using the top bar.
Step 4: Adding elements (optional)
Canva has a wonderful selection of beautiful elements you can choose from to decorate your board. Click on “Elements” and browse through the different categories. Use the search bar to look for specific images like “sun”, “hand-drawing”, “flower”, etc.
Step 5: Download
Click on the “Download” Button in the top right corner to save your final document to your computer. Don’t forget to name the document. It makes it easier to find it later.
If you used my tutorial to create your vision board, I would love to see it! Maybe you’re going to post it on Instagram? Yay, that would be amazing! Make sure to tag me @she_digs_deeper.
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Thank you so much for reading this post! I highly appreciate your support and truly hope my tips helped you.
As always, feel free to leave me a comment or message and let me know if you have a vision board or if you consider creating one after reading this post.