Take a few minutes and imaging your ideal day…
Step 1: For the first 5-7 minutes, answer these questions in a notebook.
If you woke up in your ideal life…
- What would your morning be like? What kind of bed would you have? What would you eat? Where would you have your coffee?
- How would you spend your day? What kind of work would you do? Who would you talk to? What industry are you contributing to?
- Who would you have meals with? Who do you see at lunch? Who are you seeing at dinner? Where are you eating? What are you eating?
- How would you end your day? How would you unwind? Who would you see?
Step 2: After you spend a few minutes free writing on these prompts, pick one that captured your fancy and go looking for images on google image search. For example, if you enjoyed thinking about how you would have coffee on your veranda, go looking for images of people having coffee on verandas.
Step 3: When you find an image, capture it (screen capture is explained here for an iPhone and here for a desktop). Give yourself a few minutes on each idea and then switch to another. Don’t judge the images that speak to you! The goal is to capture lots and lots of them… we’ll sort them out later.
Step 4. After about 20 minutes of capturing images, take a break. With whatever time you have left, go back to you notebook and free write for a 2-3 minutes: What struck you? Did anything surprise you? Did you remember anything significant?
Step 5: High five! You took your dreams seriously and you’re well on your way to making great change.
Step 6: Check out this follow-up exercise, to get a little closer!