Dream It ‘Til You Make It: How to Create a Vision Board That Manifests Dreams into Reality

This is what I wanna see!

Turn your aspirations into achievements—all with the help of the NYLON Manila MyZine.

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Life can feel like a non-stop roller coaster ride between scrolling through social media, trying to find time to chill with friends, and ~cramming~ deadlines, With so much happening, it’s no wonder staying focused on your dreams seems nearly impossible.

But imagine having a tool that keeps your goals front and center, making them not just possible but totally achievable. Sounds pretty awesome, right? That’s where a vision board comes in clutch. Here’s how you can create one to help you manifest your dreams into reality and keep your aspirations alive, even in the midst of life’s chaos.

The Power of Vision Boards

First things first, let’s get one thing straight—vision boards are more than just a collage of pretty pictures. They’re a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and the life you aspire to live. Think of them as a mood board for your future.

When you see your dreams every day, you’re more likely to stay motivated and take the steps needed to achieve them. It’s like having a daily dose of inspiration right in front of you.

With that in mind, here’s how you can make it happen.

Step 1: Reflect Towards a Crystal Clear Goal

Before you start writing on your vision board, take a moment to figure out what you really want. Are you dreaming of launching your own YouTube channel, focusing on improving your mental health, or saving up for a backpacking trip across the Philippines? Write down your dreams in detail.

Instead of a vague goal like, “I want to be successful,” try something more specific, like, “I want to land an internship by next summer.” This way, your vision board will be a clear, motivating guide to achieving your aspirations.

Step 2: Collect Photos for Your Collage

Ready to turn your dreams into a vibrant reality? Gather your materials and mementos to create your vision board with the MyZine worksheet. This is where the manifestation begins!

Start collecting words, photos, and cut-outs that align with your aspirations. If you’re dreaming of starting a YouTube channel, look for pictures of your favorite YouTubers, a cool camera setup, and reminders about being creative. Think of it as curating your ~future me~ highlight reel—make it so exciting you can’t help but chase after it!

Step 3: Layout!

Arrange your visuals on the board in a way that feels right to you. You can group them by category—career, health, relationships—or go for a more freeform, creative layout. It’s all about what makes you feel inspired and excited.

Step 4: Make Them Truly Yours

Make them truly yours by adding photos of yourself, ticket stubs from trips you loved, and trinkets. The best part? You can be the most creative version of yourself with markers, pens (or paint), and stickers.

Don’t forget to write down your favorite affirmations and manifestations. The more personal it is, the more powerful it will be.

Step 5: Place It in Your Safe Space

Put your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day—above your desk, on your bedroom wall, or even as your phone wallpaper. If you stash it in your MyZine binder, make sure it’s front and center to keep your goals on your radar.

The aim is to keep your dreams in your line of sight, so they stay top of mind and keep you hyped.

Now, Believe and Act

Manifestation isn’t just about visualization; it’s also about belief and action. Trust that your dreams are within reach and take tangible steps toward them. For example, if one of your goals is to get in shape, schedule regular workouts and track your progress. Regularly review your goals and adjust your plans as needed.

Remember, your vision board is a powerful tool that connects your dreams with your daily actions. Creating a vision board is a fun, creative way to stay focused on your goals and manifest your dreams into reality. So, grab a NYLON Manila MyZine, reflect on your aspirations, and start crafting the future you want to see. Dream it ’til you make it!

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