Today is the first day of 2018, the start of an amazing year. As promised, I want to inspire you to become the happiest version of yourself and be your helping hand in achieving your goals.
In order to become the happiest version of yourself, you must be clear about how the happiest you looks like. How do you want all the relevant areas of your life to be? How do you want your career, your relationship, your hobbies, your friendships to be?
Scientists found, that, in order to live our dreams, it is quite helpful to write them down. Becoming aware of what we really want, is the key to our happiness.
So, I decided to start with a practice, that asks you to do exactly what you need to do.
Best Possible Self (King, 2001)
Take a few minutes to select a future time period (e.g. one year, five years, twenty years) – the more specific, the better. Imagine yourself and your life at this point in close details.
Instructions: Think about your life in the future. Imagine that everything has gone as well as it possibly could. You have worked hard and succeeded at accomplishing all of your life goals. Consider all of the relevant areas of your life, such as your career, academic work, relationships, hobbies, and/or health. Think of this as a realization of all of your life dreams. For the next 15 minutes, write continuously about what you imagined.
Writing your best possible self down helps to create a logical structure for the future and can help you move from the realm of foggy ideas and fragmented thoughts to concrete possibilities. How does it feel if you will actually create your dream life? How does every detail of any area add to a fulfilled life in general? Visualize as much as possible!
For the next four weeks, do this practice at least once a week. See, how things change. See, how your ideas change. Be attentive: which ideas repeat again and again?
I’m so excited to hear from your experiences! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Sending love ♥ & the best possible start into the new year,