Whether it’s launching an online store or moving to Greece, everyone has things they want to accomplish. Goals allow us to grow and force us to reach our maximum potential. Without them, people wouldn’t have much to look forward to or work towards, and life would get repetitive. 

But what do you do when you run out of motivation and it feels like your aspirations are too difficult to reach? Sometimes it takes positive reinforcement and visualization to manifest the life you want to live, which is why vision boards are so effective. 

A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, intentions, and values. You can make a physical board that hangs on the wall or design one online. If you’re opting for the virtual option, Pinterest is the way to go. The platform reports that 85 percent of women use it to plan life moments, but don’t be fooled; Pinterest is for men too.

The purpose of your virtual vision board is to actively visualize what you want so you view it as an upcoming reality rather than a faraway dream. The idea is that, the more you look at it and get used to seeing it, the likelier you are to manifest it. Some swear by this technique, also known as the Law of Attraction, to achieve your goals, so if you’re new to this concept, it’s worth a shot.

If you’re interested in learning how to use Pinterest to attract what you want in life, here are three tips to help you start.

1. Brainstorm what you want to achieve

First, you need to know what it is you want to work towards. The more specific you make your goals, the better. It sharpens your focus and gives you something concrete to focus on. Picture when you think you’ll realistically reach these goals and keep these dates in mind. If you consistently tell yourself you’re going to achieve something by a deadline, it feels more real. 

The brainstorming process doesn’t need to be perfect. As long as you have an idea of what you want, that’s good enough. It can be a job, vacation, personal goal, money, etc. It’s really up to you. You can add details to the plan later, but for now, create the intention to work towards these ideas until you reach them. Imagine yourself attracting what you want until you get it and create a mind map to lay out these ideas.

After brainstorming, it’s time to turn to Pinterest to create your virtual vision board.

2. Create a Pinterest board

From your Pinterest dashboard, click your name to go to your profile. Once there, click the plus sign on the top left and select “Create board.”

Next, choose a name for your board and decide if you want to make it private or public.

You can name it “Vision Board 2020” if you want to, but don’t shy away from getting creative. Something as simple as the title can influence how you feel about what you pin. Feel free to create separate boards for different goals if that reinforces the idea better.

It’s that simple to create a vision board. Now it’s time to start pinning, which means you add “pins,” or images, to your board to create a collection that makes up your board.

To add a pin to your board, hover over the image, choose the board you wish to pin to, and click Save.

Refer back to your goals and use them to search for relevant keywords and phrases. Pinterest is filled with captivating visual content, so finding images that fit your style and vision is easy. When adding pins to your board, think about why you’re adding them and how they bring value. 

Consider these elements when pinning images to your virtual vision board:

  • Color scheme
  • Fonts
  • Quotes
  • Places
  • Emotions
  • Objects
  • Aesthetics

It’s likely that as your vision board comes together and you add more pins, you see a pattern start to form. Even subconsciously, we imagine things without realizing we’re doing it or seeing how they’re all connected. 

3. Review and revise as needed

As time moves forward, the unexpected happens. It’s normal if your dreams change or your life takes a different direction than you predicted. What’s important is that you keep up with the changes and adjust accordingly. 

Look at your virtual board often to reinforce your visualizations and keep them alive. Remind yourself why you created it and how you’re going to make things happen. The purpose is to bring your pins to life, so if you feel like you need to make changes, delete pins, or add new ones, do it. It’s your vision board and your dreams, and no one can tell you what to do with them. 

Avoid the fear of missing out (FOMO) on the life you crave and take actionable steps to make it happen instead. If you believe in the Law of Attraction, you bring about what you think about. If you tell yourself your dreams are out of reach, they will be. However, if you adopt a positive attitude and continue to believe in your potential, good things will come to you. It’s all about how you decide to look at them.

Over to you

If you want to feel motivated about bringing your dreams to life, creating a vision board is the way to go. Manifesting the life you want begins by actively picturing yourself living it. If it’s challenging to imagine you achieving your goals, it’s time to switch your mindset and start believing you can do anything you put your mind to. Using Pinterest to visualize your future will jumpstart the process and encourage you to work towards the future you want.