6 Alternatives to Creating a Vision Board

By Mia Fox

Author, Money Mindset & Manifestation Coach

A few months ago, I moved into my new apartment. At that time I was just in the middle of two vision boards, and since my husband was already holding the drill in his hand, I asked him to hang up the frame for our new dream board, I planed to design within the next few days. Two months later and I just realized, there is still the empty frame hanging on our bedroom wall.

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I don't know if it's because I'm writing my new book and I'm working very long hours (aka hustle mode) or because I'm really happy with myself and the world, right now. But I simply forgot my Vision Board.

So tell me, do you also have a busy life and just no time to cut out pictures and get super creative in designing a dream board? But still, want to manifest your dream life and use some powerful Law of Attraction tools? Then check out these six alternatives to creating a vision board:

  • Create a Gratitude Board
  • Write a Dream Life Journal
  • Design a Pinterest Dream Board
  • Record Your Dream Life
  • Write a Letter to Yourself
  • Set Powerful Anchors

If you have been following my manifesting blog for some time, you know for sure that I am a big fan of vision boards. That's why I actually see these alternatives to a vision board more as additional tools to strengthen the Law of Attraction and making your manifestation process easier.

So if you do have the time to invest in a vision board, I recommend you read my post How to Make a Vision Board That Really Works (in 5 Simple Steps)

But first, let's have a look at my top six alternatives to a vision board, what they are and how you can use them to make your manifesting process bulletproof.


A gratitude board is an excellent alternative to a vision board and a lovely way to express your gratitude.

Maybe you already have a gratitude list or a gratitude journal, but on a board, you can see your gratitude every day when you walk by. This makes it even more powerful.

Of course, you can allow your creativity to run free, but an effortless way of a gratitude board is to write things on colorful post-it notes and hang them on a canvas (or just an empty wall).

You could also organize this in groups, people for whom you are grateful, things you own or experiences you had, for which you are thankful.

Or how about a gratitude board where your guests can contribute, the wall in your guests' toilet might be the perfect place.

Many people have a guest book or something where visitors can leave a note; a gratitude wall would be an inspiring project to get to know your family and friends from a whole new perspective.

Related Article: 5 Tips For Your Perfect Gratitude List


A dream life journal is a very good alternative, if you either don't want to hang up a vision board in your apartment or if you are for example traveling a lot or living as a digital nomad.

My first dream board was such a journal, and I called it my vision board book.

I used to travel back and forth between Switzerland and England at the time, living with friends and sleeping at my parent's coach (oh yes, my life has changed a lot over the last ten years, thanks universe!)

A " portable " vision board was perfect for me.

You can make your dream life journal an ongoing story, glue in pictures, or just rewrite your story, as you like.

The nice thing about a vision board journal is that you can easily keep it, once you started a new one. I love sitting on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, with a good cup of tea and browsing through my old dream board journals. And be grateful for how far I've come. It's like therapy.


I love Pinterest, both for my private and business use. So I was more than excited when I first heard about the idea of designing a Vision Board on Pinterest.

In case you are on Pinterest, please follow my account for more Law of Attraction and Manifesting tips.

In case Pinterest is new to you; this is a visual search engine where you can get an account for free. You can search for a specific topic and find pins (images that link to a specific page).

I like to use Pinterest to collect inspiration. When I plan a trip or a certain DIY project. Or of course to decorate my house.

But Pinterest is great for creating a Dream Board quickly and easily. You can either search directly in Pinterest or add pictures to your board that you found somewhere else on the internet.

The great thing about Pinterest is that you can also make these boards private so that only you can see your Vision Board.


Simply recording your dream life story is also a great idea and alternative to a vision board. You don't need any special equipment, your mobile phone is enough.

Tell yourself how your dream life looks like, maybe choose your ideal day. Go into as much detail as possible, don't just describe things, also describe how you feel.

You can play this recording again and again, in the morning in your morning routine, in the evening before falling asleep, or even on your commute to work.

If your subconscious mind hears this story over and over again, it will acknowledge it as the truth and do everything to get you there.

Related Article: How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind


Have you ever written yourself a letter? For example a love letter? Or wrote to yourself how grateful you are for your wonderful life?

Give it a try; it is a super powerful tool if you want to manifest your dream life.

And it is a great way to tell your ideal life, your dream life story. Where a vision board strongly works with images, you can work with the story itself here. Go into as much detail as possible and describe exactly what you want, why you want it, how you will feel when you have it, how you would feel if it didn't work out.

Write this letter to yourself as if you were writing to an old friend. Of course, you can also write yourself emails, but handwriting strengthens this whole process even more.


In this post here How Anchors Can Help You With Manifesting, you can learn exactly what an anchor is and how to use it in the manifesting process to have more success with the law of attraction.

But in a nutshell, anchors are nothing more than little " reminders " of what you want to manifest. The great thing about anchoring is that you can connect it to a certain object or action, but also a word so that you can " take it out " whenever you need it.

Anchors are a great addition to a vision board; you can, for example, set an anchor for a specific goal that you want to achieve and this anchor can then bring you 24/7 into the right mindset, when you need it.

Related Articles:
5 Ideas on How to Use Anchors in Your Manifesting Process.
How Anchors Can Help You With Manifesting


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You see, there are many alternatives to a vision board, but the best thing to do is to combine these different manifesting tools and implement the right ones for your situation.

If you want to know more about how the law of attraction works and how you can finally manifest your dream life, you should really read my manifesting book.

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Mia Fox
Author, Certified Transformational Trainer, NLP & Mindset Coach

Hey there! I am Mia Fox, author, money mindset coach, and the founder of the SelfMadeLadies online community, where I inspire women like YOU to turn their dreams into goals and crush them! My manifesting and money mindset books, blog, and online coaching programs will help you to create your own inner coach and transform your life, the way you always wanted it to be! And now it's your turn! Here is how I can help you » Shop My Books!

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