Self-Improvement

This 5 Minute Exercise Could Change Everything

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So you have goals, right?  You know you are capable of more but don’t understand why year after year those resolutions just never seem to get done.  I learned this visualization exercise from Rachel Hollis and her amazing podcast called Rise, and seriously guys, it’s a game changer.  So settle in a quiet place for a few minutes and let me break it down.

Grab a pen and paper (or open your Notes app in your fancy iPhone) and have it out and ready.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and then visualize that version of yourself living your best life.  Make it like a movie you are watching.  It’s you in the not too distant future as a truly happy and fulfilled person.  Ok, do you see ‘amazing you’?  Good!

Now really step into ‘amazing you’ and start writing down everything about that person.  Here are some ideas to start with:

  1. What are you wearing?
  2. What are you doing?
  3. Who are you with?
  4. What do you drive?
  5. Where do you live?
  6. What is your job?
  7. How do you feel?
  8. How do you look?
  9. What has changed?
  10. What feelings have you created around this person?

There are no wrong answers here and don’t filter something out just because it seem far-fetched or out of reach in the here and now.  Think about it over the next few days and add to the list as needed until you have a crystal clear picture of your best self.

This is where the work starts and now you can start setting up your 10 big dreams for your life.  Maybe it’s running a marathon or maybe you want to open a wine and cheese shop.  Want to be debt-free, you can do it.  Want to go back to school to learn something totally different than your current occupation, that’s a valid dream too.  This is a big step in my morning journaling but stay tuned for that post coming soon!  For now, get an idea of that amazing self you are meant to be and start showing up as that person and just see what happens.

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