6 Things To Do Before You Make a Vision Board

By Mia Fox
By Mia Fox

NLP Coach & Bestselling Manifestation Book Author

If you’re not using the power of a vision board to help you manifest your dream life, then you’re missing out on one of the most powerful manifestation tools. You can’t look at your dream board and not experience the feelings of joy, gratitude, and love for all the things that you desire. And that’s such a powerful message you send to your subconscious mind.

Flatlay with photos for a vision board

And there are actually things to do before creating a vision board, to really make it powerful and that’s what we will cover in this post today. 

If you want to learn more about vision boards in general, you should read the secret vision board guide next.

In this guide, I go into every detail of what a vision board is, the different types out there, such as digital vision boards, and how to create your perfect vision board.

But not let’s have a look at the six things to do before you make a vision board:

What to Do Before Making a Vision Board

If you’re not prepared, and you don’t build a solid foundation for your vision board, you may end up in the wrong direction. So take the time to prepare properly, and you’ll be off on the right foot.

If you’re interested in creating a vision board for yourself, here are five things you should do before you start pinning your favorite Pinterest images together, or cut out pictures from magazines.

Find Your Perfect Life For Your Vision Board

If you could do absolutely anything you wanted with your life, regardless of money, location, and resources, what would it be? Imagine the best-case scenario for your life.

If you could, what are all the things you would have surrounding you daily? Don’t limit yourself by only including things you believe are possible.

Allow yourself to completely abandon any doubts you have and indulge in your feelings of hope and excitement.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself during your limit free brainstorming session:

  • What is your dream career?
  • What does your dream house look like?
  • What characteristics does your ideal partner have?
  • What kinds of vacations do you want to take?
  • What part of the world do you want to live in?
  • What kinds of friends do you want around you?
  • What hobbies are in your life?


Write down the answers to these questions and any others you can come up with. Once you’ve written them down, expand, and explain the details of what you want.

The more accurate and in-depth you are, the better.

Remember, you are planning out the life that is perfect for you. Forget about what you might think others want from you. Forget about your preconceived notions about what is possible for you.

If you were dreaming up the perfect life for someone else, you wouldn’t put any limits on them, so don’t set any limits on yourself.

Find Your Why Behind Your What

If you know you why, your path will be straight, knowing “the why,” gets to the core of your being and your values, and it allows you to line up your vision with what is most important to you.

Most of us would enjoy living in a mansion in the mountainous neighborhood. But maybe you’d rather have a series of smaller homes in various places, so you can experience more of what life has to offer in different facets.

Or you are like me and just want a nice little apartment near the airport so you can travel whenever you want.

My Zurich apartment is, in fact, in an airport hotel. I’d say this was a very accurate delivery from my vision board (thanks again, dear universe!)

The key is to imagine your dream life, and then ask yourself, “why do I want this?”

Asking yourself why may solidify what you want, or it may end up showing you that it isn’t something you want in the grand scheme after all.

Avoid unexpected issues by starting from your heart instead of your ego.

Your heart will lead you to what is indeed close to home instead of a dream you may have picked up residually through media or your relationships.

Set Aside Enough Time For Your Dream Board

Before preparing a vision board, you need to know that this is an activity that requires attention to detail and time. And that’s not only for the creation time of your new vision board.

Again, you are planning your perfect life. It is more important to set aside time to ensure you’re on the right track than it is to repeat tasks you think are essential.

If you don’t go into creating a vision board with the understanding that it should take some time every week to work with it, then you may end up missing the mark.

Vision boards are so powerful because you pick the images and experiences you want to have so you can review them all the time. But you should also work with it very consciously, for example, through visualization.

Permit yourself to change your visions along the way when you find things that are better suited to who you’ve become.

Learn more about how to create an amazing vision board, and how to work with your new dream board in this vision board guide.

Acknowledge That You’re Going to Change

Along the way, you are going to change from the inside out. When we ask the universe for things other than what we have, and it answers, it sometimes disrupts our comfort zone.

Even with things that you aren’t delighted with, you have become comfortable. It is a shock to your subconscious mind when your external circumstances change, even when you’re on track for what’s even better for you.

Your mind begins to expect certain emotions and events to happen.

Desiring a better life is destined to create different emotions and events. The whole process may not be going to feel as good as you hope.

You’re going to change along the way, and some traits that no longer serve you will have to shed from your personality and your habits.

Although this is a reasonably uncomfortable process, lean into it and trust it. When you ask for more than what you have, you will become more than what you are. I hear you coming growing pains.

Make the Process of Creating a Vision Board Fun

Don’t forget to have fun! You’re about to embark on one of the most fun paths towards creating your perfect life. You should always remember to keep it fun and light.

Allow yourself to feel hope, excitement, joy, ambition, and every other emotion you desire. The spirit with which you create your vision board will make a big difference as to how it manifests in your life.

As I love to say, a vision board holds only the power of the emotions you put into it.

Don’t get bogged down into thinking that this process is going to be dreary and repetitive. Creating, and also working with, and reviewing your vision boards should be a part of your week that you can’t wait to do.

Be Open For Your Visions to Manifest

Now you’re ready to create your ultimate vision board for your life. Get ready to see some serious changes in your life and watch them come at you at speeds you could hardly imagine.

Being open to receive is very powerful when you want to manifest big dreams.

Once the visions you hold in your mind become your new reality and then it will be time to come up with new concepts for the future.

But don’t forget that a vision board is just one of many tools that can help you to make the law of attraction work. It is NOT the manifestation itself.

To learn more about the entire manifesting process, and different manifestation methods and techniques you can use to skyrocket your success, I recommend you to read my bestselling Law of Attraction book.

Have fun with your new vision board. And don’t forget, if you want more help in creating a vision board that works, I’m here for you…

I’m Mia Fox, bestselling author, and the face behind this manifestation blog. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks, I decided to quit 1:1 coaching and founded the SelfMadeLadies online community. Here I help thousands of daily readers, wonderful women, just like YOU, to make the law of attraction work. And now it’s YOUR turn, are you ready?  Then get started and “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life” – grab your copy of my manifestation book here »

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