This morning, I'm getting ready to jump on a plane to Florida for a few days of work and relaxation with my mom. A little spontaneous mini-vacation was something I used to fantasize about when I was at my corporate job. I wanted so badly to just be able to pick up and leave town when I wanted to. And now I can.
Now, I'm not telling you this to say "Oh, look at me and all the great things I'm doing!". I'm telling you this because at one point this was just a fantasy, that I turned into a vision, and now into a reality. I'm telling you this because you have the ability to create YOUR OWN vision and actually LIVE a life of your dreams.
A 'dream life' doesn't have to be some big grand adventure with you galavanting around the world with your billionaire, CEO husband (unless that's what you REALLY want). Your 'dream life' can be whatever you want it to be...it can be as simple as being able to work 3 days a week so you can spend the rest of your time with your family. It's whatever you desire.
Have you created a vision for your BEST LIFE?
Last week, in my Mindset Makeover class, we focused on claiming your desire by creating your vision and taking the steps to make it a reality. Some of the women in the class had never even thought about it...others could see their vision but felt like they could never get there. Honestly, that just breaks my heart.
One of the things that prevents women from living their best life and being the best version of themselves is the constant pursuit weight loss. Think about it, when you’re always thinking about how much weight you need to lose, what you should be eating, and how much you should be exercising, there’s little time or energy for getting to the heart of your own desires.
How would it feel to spend the next 10 or 20 years living in a body you don’t love, always fighting to lose weight (or scared you're going to gain weight), never feeling FREE to do what you want to do because you’re allowing your weight to hold you back?
Now, what if I told you that you can experience your life WITHOUT the constant thought of losing or gaining weight, WITHOUT the confusion of how, what and when to eat, WITHOUT the guilt of “falling off the wagon”, WITHOUT using food as entertainment, as a coping mechanism, as a way to numb pain and frustration? How would that feel?
It’s time to stop being distracted by physical measures of happiness (weight, dress size, flat abs) and acknowledge what you truly desire for yourself and your life. It’s going to take some work and practice to get connected with the feeling of living your best life, but it will be worth it. I promise you.
One very important note about your vision: it’s not this thing that will happen for you ‘one day in the future’…it IS something you take action on TODAY and everyday. In fact, there are probably some elements of your vision that are in your life right now…and it’s important to acknowledge those things.
Ok, are you ready to create your vision? Take as long as you need to answer the following questions:
STEP 1: Paint a picture of your best life. (not literally 'paint' a picture; you can write it, draw it, or speak it into a voice recorder). What does it look and feel like?
STEP 2: What makes this vision important to you?
STEP 3: On a scale of 0-10 how large is the gap between where you are now and your vision (0= it's so far I can't even see it, 10= I'm living my best life now). BE HONEST!
STEP 4: On a scale of 0-10 how confident are you that you can close that gap? (0=no confidence, 10= very confident). Again, you need to be HONEST.
STEP 5: What can you do today to move closer to your vision? This is important because consistent action is required to make your vision a reality.
Once you dig deep into these questions, you'll see how powerful this exercise can be.
If I had never created my vision for my best life, I'd still be sitting at my desk at my corporate job, wishing I was on a beach with a cool refreshing drink, and doing the work I love. But instead, it's going to be a reality.
Getting the life you truly want (and deserve) is in your control. It's time for YOU to make it happen.
Here's to your best life!