This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.
Manifest. What the heck does it even mean to manifest? This word has become a huge part of my life in the recent years and it’s something I talk about a lot in my content. Truly, it’s just a fancy word for making your dreams a reality.
A huge part of manifesting for me is creating a visual. I need an image of something, or a concrete number, to really manifest something into reality. That’s where a vision board comes in for me. I make a vision board at the end of each year with my goals for the next year on it. I loved looking back at last year’s vision board because about 80% of the things on the board came true…down to the specific detail: an all-white kitchen, my savings goal a specific amount to save, a very specific stroller for Ford, and so many more things. One of my favorite parts about creating my vision board is pulling the old goals and visions down and holding what used to be dreams in my hands as I stand in the reality of those things.
I want to share with you what’s on my 2019 vision board and how you can get started creating your own. Get started with a cork board, and tacks to pin your “visions.” I usually go to a local bookstore or someplace that sells magazines and get a ton of them. I go by theme. Last year I bought home magazines because I knew I wanted to buy a home. I wanted to have a healthy baby and family so I got a few parenting magazines and so on. I then begin the process of flipping through these magazines and cutting out words and pictures that represent my goals.
I usually have specific goals too that I will print off and pin to the board, or that I will write on a post it note and stick up there. When we drove by the home (the one we recently bought) I knew I wanted to manifest that specific home, so I wrote the exact address on the post it and put it on my vision board. Then I took the steps to make it happen. And now we are in that EXACT home.
I also print off my bank statement and literally cross out the amounts in my checking and savings account and write the number I want to see in there at the end of the year. I get this number by doing a budget. One that I used this year and HIGHLY recommend is this one from SunTrust HERE. It helps me to make a realistic goal of what I want to save while keeping with the rest of my budget intact. of what I can save. Then that opens a million doors, as financial confidence always does, like buying a home or starting a business.
While we’re talking finances, just a little side note on manifesting your dreams—having financial well-being made all the difference for me. The second I started making financial goals and saving and feeling good about the decisions I was making with my money, things started really taking flight. So many Americans want to make their dreams come true but they ignore this very important piece. I encourage anyone reading this to check out onup.com. It has anything you could ever need to start thinking about your finances, as well as tips and tricks to help you manifest any financial goal you may be pinning to that board.
Once you’ve completed your vision board, it’s super important to put the vision board in a place where you can see it. I put mine in my office and look at it every day. Also don’t be afraid to add to your board throughout the year. As you see on mine I kept some goals from last year, added some new ones and left some blank space for the visions (or goals) I’ll add throughout the year.
This is truly one of my favorite things to do at the end of the year and a huge piece of my goal setting for the New Year. I hope you guys loved this post. Check out the YouTube video I did HERE.
Thanks so much for reading!