Creating a mindful 2016
This is the time of year when we think about what we care about most and how we want to live. I’d like to share an activity that will help you get clear on what you want to create this year.
You can start by giving yourself some time to retreat even if it’s just for a few hours. Try going for a long walk outdoors or taking a yoga and meditation class. Bring a journal with you.
Imagine yourself one year from now. You’re living your most vibrant life possible. Imagine in detail and be specific. Reflect upon the following.
What are you doing more of? Less of? Who are you doing this with? Why is this important to you? What’s your motivation? Where are you? How do you feel?
Write this down in the form of a letter to someone who cares deeply about your well-being. Craft your letter as though it’s already happened, as if you’re now living your happiest, healthiest, most purposeful life.
Dear [So and So],
An amazing thing has happened…
When your letter is complete put it someplace where you’ll see it every day. If you want to take this activity a step further, you can create a collage with pictures of everything in your letter. Now you’ll have a visual reminder of how you want to live.
Do one small thing every day that will move your closer to living your vision. Mindfulness can help you make whatever changes you wish to make.
Sharing my recent article on BuzzFeed and hoping it will help you create more of what you want in 2016!