Vision Board Checklist: What To Put on a Vision Board

The best way to achieve your goals is to set an intention on what you want to achieve, create an action plan with target dates, and stay focused.

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board, also known as a dream board, is a collection of your ideas, photos, and mantras to help you reach your goals and dreams. 

How to Create A Vision Board

Need some inspiration? Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

  • Start collecting pictures, images from a magazine or words and phrases that inspire you.
  • Identify your goals, dreams and what you would like to manifest in your life.
  • Make a plan to hold yourself accountable. Share your vision board and goals with a buddy.
  • Find a comfortable space without distractions so you can let your ideas flow.

Keep your vision board/dream board in a place where you will constantly be reminded of what you want to achieve this week, month, or year. 

Vision Board Checklist

Ready to create your own vision board and start kicking goals? Use this vision board checklist to create the ultimate vision board this year.

If you prefer a journal, check out the Erin Condren Vision Journal Notebook.

I also found this Vision Board Kit on Amazon that includes what you need to get started.

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Read how these six bloggers used vision boards to achieve their goals.

Dream Board Ideas on Pinterest 

“I’m into making digital vision boards (finding images online and saving them to Pinterest boards, couldn’t be simpler!) I do this every month to re-align myself and my goals in both my business and personal life. Vision boards are an amazing way to combine visual ideas, manifestation, and goal setting.”

Renee Shaw, This Anxious Mum 

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Vision Board Manifestation Goals 

“A great thing about vision boards is that they enable and encourage you to dream big. Don’t limit yourself by thinking of something that’s realistic. Often the biggest mistake people make is they either have goals that are way too easy or way too hard. The best goals, I find, are the ones that push you out of your comfort zone, but that you know you can achieve if you work hard on it.

This is the golden rule for effective goals.

Hedy Zhou, Happily, Hedy

Vision Board Ideas for Goals 

“I create vision boards as a way to self-motivate and self-care. It shows me what’s ahead instead of looking at the darkness behind me. It makes me happy to see all my favorite things mixed with motivational quotes and mantras all together on one board, encouraging me to do better, to be better! Vision boards help me stay focused, I can easily forget that I need to save up for my dream trip to Europe, but with a vision board right under my nose or literally, right in my face, I stay focused on what I truly want. “

Emma Gebhard, IG @whatemmalikes

Vision Board Checklist: Categories and Themes

“Utilizing a vision board for an upcoming project can be as simple as printing out photos of objects, people, or places and putting them up on your wall. Allowing you to visualize your dreams will inspire you to make them a reality. Another option is to write down your vision on paper in story form.

For example, create a story of where you see yourself in five years. Include details down to the specific brand and type of shoes you will be wearing, what job you have and what furniture is in each room of your home.

If you’d prefer to stick to technology, create a Pinterest board in place of a physical vision board. This way, you’ll still be able to view your goals and dreams while saving the wall space.”

Ann Tolman, Ann Plans Travel

How to Manifest What you Want in Life 

A vision board is a board full of experiences, feelings, and things we would like to manifest into our lives. You can make this board online, somewhere like Pinterest. However, I find a physical board works much better and much faster, so I use a corkboard. 

The first time I made one, I cut pictures out of magazines, but now I scan the internet and Pinterest for things I want. My first board had words like happiness, contentment, pictures of family homes I liked, photos of people smiling, and having fun. I even pinned the car I liked and a dog I wanted!

After creating my first vision board when I had nothing, I quickly manifested a new home, a car, a good job, and a partner. Not only that, but I learned so much about vibration and how easy it is to fall into negative patterns. This gave me the tools to keep my life on track.”

Natalie Shirlaw, Does It Work By Natalie 

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How a vision board changed my life

“Being a 20-year-old college student, my ideas of life and how I want to live mine are ever-changing and too fluid to follow. But my mother gave me the simple task of placing everything I want to see happen in my year on a board at the start of each year so that it would be easier to follow my desires down a path to discover my ultimate goal.

Little did I know that this was a common craft that others called a vision board. I’ve read and heard the stories of how people got the things they put on their board, etc. But I thought all of it was a little far-fetched. That was until I saw a few of the things I wanted manifesting, the most prevalent being my desire to make new and meaningful friendships.”

Aiysha Everett, Age of Aiysha


There is no right or wrong way to create a vision board. Start with an intention and use these vision board ideas and checklist to help you manifest what you want in life.