Crafting Your Love Story: How to Create a Relationship Vision Board

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Welcome to your ultimate guide on constructing the relationship of your dreams with a simple yet powerful tool: the vision board. Think of it like Pinterest but for your love life!

You’ve heard of the law of attraction, right? Years ago, a book called The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne, was all the rage, and vision boarding was born. It spawned a documentary and a 2020 movie called The Secret: Dare to Dream, starring Katie Holmes.

The idea, according to the author, is this: “The Secret’s principles for manifestation – visualization, gratitude, intention, and mastering your thoughts and feelings – allow you to easily use the law of attraction to create anything you desire. You can manifest abundance of every kind, beauty all around you, better health, better relationships, and a life filled with gratitude and happiness.”

If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about the perfect partner or imagining your ideal romantic scenarios, then you’re already familiar with the basics of visualization. It’s time to take those daydreams and turn them into a tangible vision board that can guide you toward your dream love story. Let’s get Pinteresting!

What Is a Relationship Vision Board?

Before we bust out the crafting supplies, we need to clarify exactly what a vision board is. It’s nothing fancy (unless you want it to be)—just a visual representation of your goals and dreams. For our purposes, it’s a collage of images, quotes, and anything else that represents what you are searching for in a romantic relationship. Just think of it as a mood board for your perfect love story.

Why and How to Make One?

Visualization isn’t just daydreaming; it’s a pretty powerful technique used by successful people all over the world to attract what they want in their lives. When you build a relationship vision board, you’re setting your intentions, zeroing in on your energy, and getting set to welcome love into your life when it comes a-callin’.

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Step 1: Set Your Intentions

The first step is to get clear on what you want, which seems obvious, but it’s a really important part of vision boarding. Do you want a romantic partner who’s adventurous, or are you looking for someone who’s more of a homebody? Are you looking for a super passionate relationship or something more calm and steady? Jot down a list of qualities you seek in a partner and the type of relationship you want to have with them.

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Step 2: Gather Your Supplies

You’ll need a poster board or corkboard, magazines for cutting out images, a printer if you want to grab pics from the internet, glue or pins, markers, and any other decorative items you want to add. This is your project, so get creative with it and have some fun! You can even use a hot glue gun, which is always a good time–just be careful.

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Step 3: Find Your Visuals

Go through the magazines or print images from online that speak to you and your relationship goals. These can be pictures of couples, romantic locations, words or quotes that inspire love and partnership, or anything else that resonates with you. You’ll know them when you see them—they’ll make you feel something.

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Step 4: Arrange and Attach

Once you have your images, you can start to place your finds on your board. There’s no right or wrong way to do this—some like to make a collage of overlapping images, while others go for a more organized layout. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, it’s time to start putting the images on your board.

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Step 5: Add Personal Touches

Now, make it yours by personalizing it. You can write affirmations or goals on the board in marker, add stickers, or decorate with any other items that make the board feel the most personal and inspiring to you.

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Step 6: Place It Where You’ll See It

It’s said that the magic of a vision board partly lies in its visibility, so put it somewhere where you’ll see it every day. Place it in your bedroom, on your desk, in the kitchen, or anywhere else so it’s in your daily line of sight!

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Step 7: Think and Act

Take a few minutes each day to look at your vision board and visualize your life with your ideal partner. This may sound hinky but try to imagine how it would feel, smell, and sound. Then, keep your eyes open for opportunities to meet new people or to better the existing relationships you already have. A vision board is not just a wish list; it’s a call to action.

Tips for Success

  • Stay Open: While it’s great to know what exactly you want, don’t get stuck on a checklist—be open to different kinds of people, not just your “type.” Sometimes, love comes in a package that doesn’t look as you expected it would.
  • Update Regularly: People change, and so will you! As you do, so will your romantic wants and needs, so update your vision board as you see fit.
  • Combine With Action: Yes, visualizing is a powerful tool, but you can’t just make a vision board and wait—you have to take proactive steps toward your goals. Get out there and go to some social events, join a dating app, and put yourself out there.

Last Thoughts

Creating a relationship vision board is a really fun, creative, and mysteriously potent way to manifest your dream romantic relationship. It clarifies your wants and needs, focuses your energy, and opens you up to the possibility of love. Craft your board with intention and see what happens!

No matter if you’re skeptical or a true believer in the law of attraction, there’s something undoubtedly compelling about taking the time and energy to define what you really want in a romantic partner and a relationship. Go about it in the same way you would when setting intentions about any other important task—even if you aren’t into the mystical side of it, what do you have to lose? Nothing! And you have everything to gain if your vision board attracts a love story.

Molly Davis
Molly Davis

Molly is an East Coast writer who lives on West Coast time. She’s been in the journalism field for over 20 years — newspapers are her first love but she’s finding digital media to be just as fun and challenging as print! When she’s not giving therapist-quality dating advice, she’s curled up watching movies, reading, or volunteering at local dog shelters.