How to make a Dream Board: The Power of Visualisation

Recently I made myself a Dream board and so far its working wonders. Some people may think I’m stupid creating a board but really the jokes on them.

Dream boards do work and here’s why.

When you’re able to create a sacred space for your thoughts to manifest it actually starts to happen. This shrine of what you want and your hopes for the futures starts to come to life. What we focus on starts to expand. The key is to put your board in a place where you will see it everyday. This acts as a constant reminder for your daily visualisations.

Visualisation has worked for centuries but not everyone tunes in to their success. Visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do each day and it’s actually really simple to do. I first learnt about visualisation in a book my friend Phoebe borrowed me called ‘The Secret.’ The book teaches you the importance manifestation and how your output into the universe really determines what you get back from the universe. It says that your thoughts emit a powerful frequency so its important to train your thoughts to suit your ideal world and how you want to feel in it.

From my experience this does speak a lot of truth. Whenever I’m feeling down and I tell myself again and again how much of a bad day I’m having or when I’m feeling tired and tell myself I’m knackered the situation just gets worse. But when I’m in these situations and tell myself everything is ok or that I feel energised it starts to actually take effect on my body. As stupid as it sounds this tiny change in mind perspective really can help your day run more smoothly.

Feeling inspired yet?

Well here’s how you do in just 5 simple steps.


1. First you must decide on your boards purpose.

What is most important to you right now? Your Career? Your Relationships? Your Travel? Your Happiness? Or is it a combination of all those things? Whatever the verdict is, focus your board on what you want and how you want to feel.


2. Then you must purchase your board and accessories.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on this board. It’s actually really cheap to put together.

I bought my board from here. Jazz it up however you like.

What you’ll need is:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • White-tac/Blue-tac
  • Card (Any colours you wish)
  • Trimmings (ribbons etc if you wish)
  • Pins

3. Now collect your sources of inspiration.

This is where the fun begins. It’s time for your very own treasure hunt of inspiration.

Collect all your favourite magazines that make you happy and rummage through them for images that say a lot about who you are, wo you want to become or just find things that you adore.

If magazines ain’t your thing search the web. Pinterest is great for finding those images that just speak so much resonance to you. Find your favourite quotes and print them out. Find your dream house or dream husband. Find anything and everything.

If there’s a certain smell you like or flower you like add it on there or if you have a favourite restaurant or coffee shop find cute trinkets from each place and incorporate them onto your board. They don’t have to be things you want in the future, your dream board can simply act to maintain your happiness and uplift your spirits when you’re not feeling so good.

But most importantly cater it to you. Remember that these are what your re going to be looking at every morning when you wake up so make sure they ave an effect on you and get you inspired to achieve those goals and make it all happen. The key to having it all is believing you have it all.


4. Next, arrange your board in a style that suits you.

This is where the magic happens. This is when your creativity levels go into overdrive. I like to give my sources of inspiration a bit more support so I glues them onto pieces of white card to make them stand out more and be a little bit more sturdy when placing on the board.

How you arrange your board totally depends on you. Some people like it cluttered whereas others can’t stand clutter and have to have it methodically spaced out. Whatever the case is, make it work for you. You want to keep looking at your board each day so if there is a section that is causing you eyesore or a bit of a headache rearrange it.


5. Put it somewhere you will see it everyday.

This last step is the most important. In order for this to work, first of all you have to believe in its power and second of all you need to see it for yourself. And that means everyday. The more you open your eyes to something the more it starts to happen for you in your life. So start putting it into action and make the choices that suit your goals and ideal world. Let go of all of your fears and just make things happen (even in your head, if you beleive it so will everybody else.)

I spend a lot of time at my desk and so I thought it would be a great location for my board.

I happen to like clutter. It resembles my life and my want for growth in all directions.

I wish you all the best possible chances in life. But always remember you have the power to change your life at any given moment.

Imagine it. Do it.

4 thoughts on “How to make a Dream Board: The Power of Visualisation

  1. Great idea! I’ve seen them everywhere, but I’ve never actually made one. What’s your favourite place to get inspirational pictures from?

    1. Thankyou Alyssa. Make it a goal of yours to complete one this summer, its such a fun thing to do and everyday it brings me happiness. My favourite place to get inspirational pictures from would definitely be Pinterest, or tumblr for that matter, you only have to search a word and it brings you heaps of material to work with. Magazines are a close second though it provides different texture and feeling to your board. Have a great day!

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