If you close your eyes and picture your dream life, what does that vision look like to you?
Are you traveling the world? Starting a successful company? Or raising a family in your dream house?
My idea of “a dream life” is constantly changing. A year ago I decided to take a travel break and sold almost everything I owned. Right now, it feels pretty good to be traveling to new countries, smiling every day because I get to live unique experiences and working with people who genuinely value my ideas and storytelling. Although my life is far from perfect, I’m happy. In a few years, I’ll likely want to settle down and put roots somewhere. That’s the thing about YOUR dream life… it can be what you want it to be.
Everyone has a different version of what their dream life looks like. So why not get started living yours today.
Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
PUT IT ON PAPER.
How are you going to get something done if you forget you wanted to do it in the first place? I like to create lists at night to prep for the next day. Sometimes I jot down story ideas, what I want to get accomplished or whatever I’m grateful for at the moment. By writing things down, we keep the mind focused.
“It’s very easy for the mind to become distracted by things that are not of the highest priority in life. By writing down our goals, we stay focused on what is most important to us,” says Darren Marc, author of Create Your Dream Life Now: A Workbook & Guide for Manifesting Your Destiny.
- Create a vision board, or keep it simple and write down your goals on a piece of paper and put it somewhere where you will see it every day.
- Think about what goals you have to improve yourself? Your health, finance, and career? Your family, love, and romance?
Some people believe that when they finally achieve their dreams and goals, that’s when they will experience happiness. But it’s important to live in the now and appreciate every moment that gets you to where you want to be. Don’t worry about the past or the future. Being present allows that creative energy to flow.
“When you experience the shift of consciousness that results from daily meditation practice, you are raising your vibration. As you do THAT, the circumstances that you need to help you move towards your dreams will come into your life with more grace and ease,” says Marc.
- Don’t be surprised if your mind starts to wander when you are meditating. This happens. By practicing regularly, you’ll be able to keep your mind focused and centered.
CREATE A DAILY RITUAL.
Creating a morning or evening routine keeps you grounded, focused and present. Make time for things that will help you get closer to achieving your goals. You don’t have to say yes or commit to everything especially if it’s not enhancing your life or moving you in the direction you want to go.
It might get frustrating if your vision isn’t coming to fruition as quickly as you had planned, but keep your eyes on the prize. Whatever you do, don’t start comparing yourself to others. Become the best version of You.
If you feel like you are in a funk, try asking yourself what you can do today or this week to get you a little closer to accomplishing your goals.
“There will always be ‘something’ you can do to shift your vibration a little higher and gain a little bit of momentum towards what you want,” says Marc.
- Find a mentor or a buddy who can help keep you accountable.
HOW TO OVERCOME ROADBLOCKS.
You are talented, strong and can design the life you always wanted. Unblock any negative beliefs that you won’t accomplish your personal mission. Take a minute to figure out what’s causing these thoughts and start believing that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to.
“Walk through the fear and take action even if you have self-doubt,” says Marc. “When you do that, you will often see that by taking that first step, you create momentum to keep taking more and more baby steps in the right direction.”
What has helped you accomplish your goals? Share your thoughts in the comments to help others also achieve success.