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I am a big believer in manifestation. While I am not one to make new year’s resolutions, I do think it’s important to reflect back on the previous year, the highs and lows and think about where you want to go in the future. I’m sharing how to create a vision board and manifest the life you want.
What is manifestation?
By definition, manifest means that something is clear or obvious to the mind’s eye, to display or show.
Manifestation is the act of making your dreams or goals a reality. It is about becoming or living out the vision that you see for yourself.
A few years ago I became a big believer in manifestation. I was working as a nurse in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic and feeling completely drained and burnt out. I remember I was working that New Year’s Day and I wrote a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish and where I saw myself a year later. I brought my list home and hung it up near my mirror in bedroom. A year later, I had left the hospital, was working full time from home and feeling like I finally was on my way to achieving balance.
How to manifest.
1.) The first step to manifesting is knowing what it is that you want to accomplish. Identify what it is that you want or your goal.
2.) Say it out loud, write it down and truly believe it that it will come your way or become you.
What is a vision board and how does it help with manifestation?
A vision board is basically a tool to help you visualize the life you want. You can use a bulletin board and fill it with images or words that speak to you and your goals and the life you want to create.
The key is to hang it somewhere you will look at it every day, like over your desk. Viewing those images or symbols every day will motivate you little by little to achieve your dreams. Over time you will start living the vision you see for yourself.
You can also make one online in Canva or a similar app, using just images that speak to you, like a mood board so to speak. For me, writing things out helps me manifest and clearly organize my goals so that’s why I like to handwrite a list but you can do whatever works for you!
My process for vision boarding and manifesting the life you want
1.) The first thing I do is write down what it is that I want to accomplish. Sometimes I will choose a word to help guide me. This year my word was to “prosper”, in business, in relationships, in my health. Write out very specifically what is is that you want to achieve.
2.) Think about how you are going to achieve these and identify what is standing in your way. For this I met with Nicolette from the Good LC on New Year’s Eve for a power hour workshop. Nicolette is a life coach and was super helpful in providing coaching exercises to better guide me in identifying areas to work on to help reach that overall balance. She also does unblocking exercises to help you better pinpoint what it is that is preventing you from achieving your goals. I was completely blown away. Even after I left and was driving home, it’s like I had a lightbulb moment in the car. It suddenly came to me that I need to be open to change and switching up my normal routine if I wanted to make any progress.
3.) Next when I got home, I broke up my board into sections, like business/career, family/friends, relationship with spouse, money, travel, etc.
4.) I wrote out my goals for each category and then printed out images or words that represented my goals. I hung up those goals and symbols under each category.
5.) Leave room in each block so that you can go back and track your wins towards your goals. This is the most important step! Give yourself time regularly whether it be every few weeks or so to check in and see what progress you’ve made. Write down your wins, no matter how small and let yourself celebrate them!
Here are some things I used to get you started in creating your own vision board
Here’s to crushing your goals in 2024 and becoming the best version of yourself!