What is a Vision Board?

Let’s start the next year with a clear vision! What do you really want? More joy? More creativity? More purpose? More bucks? Let’s create a new plan together.
A vision board is a fun way to start the ball rolling. Spend some time creating a collaged map of all the beautiful things you want to bring into your life.

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What You Need:

  • a pile of interesting magazines
  • a pair of scissors
  • a glue stick
  • large piece of card or paper
  • time to yourself, at least 2 hours.

What You Do:

  • Meditate for a few minutes
  • Breathe deeply
  • Ask yourself: what do I want to bring into my life?
  • Go through the magazines
  • Cut out images, phrases or colours that resonate with you.


  • Spend some time arranging the images into a pleasing arrangement on your paper, BEFORE you stick down.
  • Avoid adding things you think you should include.
  • Allow your subconscious to take over and notice anything themes.
  • Place your finished Vision Board by your bed, so you see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
  • Let go of all expectations and see what happens.

I last ran a Vision Board workshop, in person, in January 2020. Here’s what happened with one participant:

“The vision board workshop with Rifa was so useful for my creative practice. I knew I wanted to move away from my day job in marketing and create more time for my work as a dance artist – but at the time I was feeling burnt out, and unsure of the new direction I wanted to take my dance work in.

The workshop helped me tap into my creative ideas on a subconscious level. I didn’t fully understand my vision board initially, but I pinned it up on a wall at home, and after a few months the direction of travel became clear! I am now developing a dance piece using Augmented Reality set in urban and rural settings, called Human:Nature.  Since Rifa’s workshop I have reduced my hours at my ‘day job’, extended my network in the arts, secured partners, a mentor, and funding in-kind for this project, and I’m now a resident at FuseBox Brighton. I’m waiting to hear back on some further funding applications also.

Thanks to Rifa’s workshop, I also realised how challenging working as a dance artist can be, and that going forward I want to advocate for wellbeing in the arts, and help other artists avoid burn-out. I recently started monthly challenges on my instagram account, focussing on supporting artists’ wellbeing, building self-esteem and avoiding burn out.”
Joe Lott, Dance

If you want more help with planning your Future Self, get in touch now and I will guide you to success.