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5 Things To Do AFTER Your Vision Board Dreams Come True

 
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Many people ask questions about how to create a Vision Board and how to make sure their vision becomes reality along with all of the other obligations they have in their lives. But a few weeks ago, I received a reader question that I hadn’t heard before:

“I have manifested my trip to Greece which has been on my vision board. Should I now take Greece off and put something else in its place?”

Now, I’ve written about when to update your vision board before, but this was a different question. This reader wants to continue building on her dreams. Now that she’s realized some success, she wants to dream bigger and manifest more. #yougogirl

Today I want to dive specifically into what to do AFTER you’ve manifested your dreams to make sure you continue to reach even bigger goals. And don’t forget to enjoy and celebrate the goals you have reached along the way.


What does it mean to Manifest Your Dream? 

If you’ve never created a Vision Board before, you may be scratching your head and wondering. What in the world is manifestation? 

Manifesting means to turn your dreams into reality.

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Do I need a Vision Board to Manifest my Dreams?

A vision board is just one tool in the toolbox to manifest your dreams. There are a lot of different manifestation techniques you can use that will help you reach your goals. 

I use vision boards primarily for my goal-getting because it helps me to plan out my entire year based on the values that are important to me. It’s a chance to hit the “reset” button on whatever conditioning I’ve picked up over the last year and create a beautiful visual to motivate and inspire me passively throughout my year.


What to do After you’ve Reached your Goal? 

If you’ve created a vision board and watched your vision came true, you might be ready to tackle a new goal. Once you’ve realized the power of manifesting, and know that you can ask the universe for what you want out of life, it’s really hard to stop. 


Express Gratitude

You’ve just accomplished something amazing. You don’t have to immediately rush into a new goal. Take a second to be grateful for where you are. Think about where you were and the growth you’ve realized in order to make it to where you are today. 

There was a time when I could not afford to put food on the table. After learning how to manage my money better, I was able to feed myself exactly what I wanted to eat. (No more peanut butter sandwiches!) 

I was ready to set a new goal, something bigger, but every night when I made dinner I thanked my family, friends and every other minute detail that made my stability possible. 


Take a break

Watching your dreams come true is an exciting time! But after an intense goal has been conquered, you might want to take a break and enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

Jumping directly into a new goal can sound exciting now that you know with certainty that you have the right tools to build your dreams. However, being in a constant state of goal-setting can also lead to burnout and exhaustion. Make sure you’re taking some time for self care.

Spend some time improving a different area of your life

After you’ve accomplished one goal, it could be a great opportunity to shift your focus to another area of your life. 

If you’ve recently manifested a vacation, then you know you’ll have some self care coming up in your near future. Now, you could take time to focus on your faith, you could focus on your career or education, or you could spend more time on your health. 

There are several life areas that you could work on. Once you’ve taken care of yourself in one area, you can feel good about moving on to the next. 


Strengthen relationships with friends and family

When you’re in the middle of serious goal-getting, you may decrease the amount of family and friend time that you invest in. After you’ve accomplished a big goal is a perfect time to re-balance your life in away that makes time for the people you love. 

Remember, having a lot doesn’t mean much if you have no one to share it with. Make sure that you’re investing in your loved ones as much as you are in your goals. 


Visualize an enhanced experience

If you set a very large goal, maybe you’ll want to visualize the details of your experience. For this person who originally visualized a trip to greece, a fun next step could be to visualize the type of food she’s going to eat, what sights she’ll see and how she will feel in the moment. 

Take this opportunity to go deep on your goal to create an experience that aligns with who you are and how you want to interact with the world.


Revisit your vision board

If you’re really ready to jump into another goal, then yes, it’s time to revisit your vision board and create a new vision. You can either update just the image of the goal you’ve already accomplished or you can refresh all of your goals and create a brand new vision altogether. 

For a great tutorial on how to create a vision board that aligns with your purpose, check out this post here

Actions You Can Take Today

If you haven’t created a vision board yet, build your first vision board!

If your goal has already come true, 

  1. Write a list of everything that helped you get to this point. 

  2. Decide whether you want to take a break, explore this goal further or start visualizing a new goal all together. 

  3. Accept your decision. Be confident in the direction you choose next because only YOU know what’s best for you.

Manifesting your dreams can be a fun and exciting time in your life because you’ve put in a lot of time and effort in to make your dreams a reality. After your dreams come true, remember you get to decide on what is the best next step to take. 

In the comments, let us know what vision you’re working on manifesting today.


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Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her workbook, The Vision Board Planner, gives women a step-by-step guide to create a super effective and life-changing vision board. 





5 Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams Using a Vision Board in 2019

 
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I created my first vision board in 2015, which helped me move from rock freakin’ bottom to simply not poor. It wasn’t a giant improvement, but it was enough to help me believe that this whole vision board thing might actually work.

The following year, I decided to dream bigger and put the number $75,000 in big green numbers on my vision board. My goal was to 3x my income in 9 months with a grad school program.

By the end of the program, I received an offer of exactly $75,000.

So when people ask me “Do vision boards really work?”  Or say things like “it’s too woo-woo for me” I can’t help but smile. They work like magic…. if you take them seriously.

Vision boards have been the only way that I’ve been able to manifest the things I want to create in my life. And every year, I watch my dream transform right in front of me.

Vision Boards and Manifesting

Manifesting means to create something in the real world.

You may not realize this, but you’re doing it all the time - even if you’ve never heard the word manifesting before.

Have you ever had a dream that you made come true? For example, during my lowest rock bottom, I realized that journaling could help me get out of my head and have a bit of gratitude for the meager life I did have.

There was one problem: I couldn’t afford a journal.

I started to act as if I knew I was getting a journal anyway. I started looking at journals in the store and on Amazon. I knew that I wanted one that would inspire me with beautiful quotes. I wanted something that would fit into my purse so I’d always have it. I wanted it thick enough that I’d be able to keep it for a while.

Soon there after, at my receptionist job, I greeted a woman who arrived for a meeting with on the executives. She happened to be carrying a journal that had exactly everything I wanted. The black leather cover was filled with inspirational affirmations from top to bottom. The entire 6x9 book would fit right into any of my purses. I immediately asked her where she got it from, admiring it from across the desk.

On her way out of the office, she stopped by my desk and said, I haven’t written anything in this book yet - and I’d like you to have it.

That is manifesting. You can manifest things big or small, expensive or cheap, realistic or grand AF.

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A vision board is a tool in the manifesting toolbox.

Your vision board is a visualization of everything you want to be, do, and have in the future. It’s your blank canvas to post images, quotes, affirmations and drawings of anything you want to create in your life.

Manifesting is, therefore, the ultimate goal of the vision board. The measurement of success for your vision board is whether the things you want became a reality.

Is A Vision Board For Me?

If you want to improve the overall quality of your life and manifest your goals, a vision board can help you to do that. To be honest, you don’t even have to believe in vision boards.

Seriously, I only created my first vision board because a woman I know and trust swears by them. Before then, I thought vision boards were some woo-woo fad that would soon pass. Plus I was in such a bad place in my life at the time, I figured it couldn’t hurt. Only after watching my goals manifest did I truly believe.

This is my favorite tool for people who are just starting out in manifesting their dreams because it’s easy to start, fun, and can even be made into a group activity. (I host vision board parties every year for friends and family to create their vision boards together.)

How To Manifest Using Vision Boards

Step One: Understand the steps to manifesting

There are three key steps in manifesting:

  1. Ask: Set your intention for what you want. The more clear that you can be on what you want, the better you can “ask” for what you want out of life.

  2. Believe: Trust that the process will work for you. Fears about whether you can create your reality will only hinder your ability to be “all in” on your future.

  3. Receive: Allow the change to happen in your life. Start to act as if your goal is inevitable and It. Will. Be.

Step Two: Visualize The Ask

Here’s where your vision board comes in. Once you know what you want to manifest, it’s time to solidify the idea in your mind with a vision board. Use your vision board to visualize the end result of achieving your goals. Imagine what your life looks like. Imagine what your new daily schedule would be. Imagine the people around you. Imagine how you’ll feel. Imagine what types of things you’ll be doing.

Step Three: Prepare To Receive with Goal Setting

Start preparing yourself to achieve your goal by breaking your dreams down into smaller, more achievable goals. Manifesting isn’t supposed to be about waiting for things to happen to you. Instead, it’s about moving through your life with intention and purpose.

Setting goals and working down the path means that you expect your goal to become a reality, you believe. (See what I did there?)

In my story, I started looking for journals and doing the research as if I would be able to purchase it one day, even though I didn’t have money for food.

Step Four: Be Present In Your Life

The biggest thing keeping people from attracting their dreams is worrying about their past or their future. If you’re worried about the training you don’t have, your age or your skin color, you might miss some of the opportunities right in front of you.

Focus on the moment you’re in. Pay attention to the things around you and try to notice when the stepping stone to your desire is near. (Remember when I met the woman who gave me my first journal?)

Step Five: Appreciate This Moment

Working towards your goals might be difficult at times - that’s a good thing. Commend yourself for taking time for you, for working towards what you want or for trying something new. As you start to make accomplishments towards your goals, don’t forget to take a minute to celebrate.


Take Action Right Now

Vision boards are one tool that helps you on your manifesting journey. Once you realize that you can manifest anything you want, it becomes easier (and addictive) to manifest more things.

I want to encourage you to take one tiny step to manifest your dreams:

  1. Write down one thing you want to manifest this year.

  2. Find one image that represents this idea for you.

  3. Place that image on your bathroom mirror where you’re guaranteed to see if every day.

If you want to keep the manifestation party going, click here to join our 5-day vision challenge.

Manifesting anything you want out of life starts with one simple step: knowing what you want. Once you have that idea you can visualize your goals, map out the steps to get there, find mentors to help and focus your energy in the right direction.

Take that first step and share what you want to accomplish this year in the comments below.

xoxo

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What Changes When You Create a Vision Board

 
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If you’ve never created a vision board before, it’s probably hard to understand exactly why you’d want to go to the store, buy a million magazines, spend hours looking through them, cut out pictures of smiling models and fancy food, and then labor over a piece of poster board like a third grader trying to finish a science fair project.

Then again, you may have heard that some your friends swear by these little creations. Is it worth it?

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I’ve been creating vision boards for several years now, and after my first creation turned my life around (like full on rags to riches), I refuse to begin a year without one.

One of my blog readers recently asked me: What really changes in your life when you create a vision board? It is in fact true true, you don’t get skinnier over night, you won’t be 100% confident by morning, and no one is going to deposit extra money into your bank account. You still have to work hard for all of those results.

So why not just skip the vision board and work hard, right?

There are three things that changed dramatically when I created my first vision board. I’ve noticed that I still feel the same way every time I create a new vision board at the beginning of each New Year.

I asked what I want out of life.

Before that moment, I was taking whatever life had to offer me without making any decisions of my own. I was reacting to life. I accepted whatever came my way. I had no plan. No goals.

When my relationship wasn't working out - I simply gave more of myself, hoping that someone would choose me.

When I was rejected from every school I applied to, I gave up.

When studying for the GRE was difficult, I told myself that I was bad at standardized exams. Grad school wasn't meant for "people like me" (yeah, I actually said that).

When my friend invited me to her Vision Board Party, I only agreed to go because I didn’t really have anything else to do. But creating my first vision board, required me to ask ,and really think about the question: “What do You Want?” For the first time ever, I ignored who wanted me and what they wanted me to be and who they wanted me to become. I paid attention to the things that I wanted without any input from any other human in this world.

Answering that question was hard (because I’m a grade-A people pleaser), but answering that question gave me freedom to re-discover my desires. It helped me set meaningful goals. It gave me something to work towards. It gave me focus.

I started to believe I could actually do something about it.

My first vision board convinced me that I could accomplish something. That's it.

I set the bar really low. At that time in my life, I felt like such a failure that it would have made me super proud just to finish something I started.

But the most important thing is, that I made a choice. I was no longer waiting around to be pushed into a corner, broken up with or rejected.

I would do my best to finish… something.


I started to choose.

It was the biggest mindset shift I ever made - and that decision to start choosing for myself, is what changed my life.

To tell the truth, a vision board is not some almighty creation that instantly changes your life. It’s an enabler. It enables you to think through your desires with no input from the world around you. It enables you to be honest with yourself. It enables you to choose a life you want, instead of accepting the life expected of you. It empowers you. Dream big my friend.

xoxo

Ready to Start Living Your Dream Life Now?

  1. Get clarity on your next big goal with the FREE Big Vision Reflection Checklist

  2. Take a FREE personal development class on CreativeLive.

  3. Design your dream life with the Vision Board Planner, our step by step guide to creating vision boards that work.

Create A Vision Board That Works

Download the FREE Big Vision Reflection checklist to build a vision board that will help you create MIRACULOUS change in your life. Enter your email to subscribe to the newsletter and grab the freebie:

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About Chantl

Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her workbook, The Vision Board Planner, gives women a step-by-step guide to create a super effective and life-changing vision board.