Vision boards may seem like such a passé thing. And if you simply paste a bunch of pictures on a board believing that that will automatically manifest in your life the McMansion or convertible you just cut out from a magazine, forget about it. But if you use it to actually work through what you want to manifest, or let go of, as a true clarification exercise - it can help tremendously. On top of it it's a fun creative project. So if you don't make enough time for play in your life this is a great way to have some creative fun and crystalize ideas that are floating around in your head while you're at it. Draw, cut and paste, doodle, play with materials - and try to express what's inside you waiting to come out.
Moreover, just like using lists as manifestation tools (see an earlier post how to manifest), putting something down on paper in the physical world, rather than keeping it floating around in your head, makes it - well yes, more physical, more defined - and helps to bring it into this world. Vision boarding can be a valuable solidification and clarification process, and while your rational mind shuts off during the artistic part of the process, it makes room for the no-mind creative space. When you're in the moment, in no-mind space, the universe can do its job of bringing you what you need.
Have you ever made a vision board?