Ever feel like you’ve forgotten who you are? It’s possible you’ve been living someone else’s dream, and not your own.
Your evolution and journey depend on how you nourish your inner wisdom. No progression will happen otherwise. As you start to operate from your authentic self, more and more, the path to discovering your greater purpose will emerge. Promise!
Take 10 minutes to answer the following questions in your journal.
What is getting transformed in my life right now?
What do I have control over?
What am I losing control over?
Can I find ways to be ok with what is happening?
Are there silver linings?
How can I empower myself in this moment?
What do I want to “feel” more of in my life?
What is your life story about?
Why are you attracting these life experiences
In what direction do I want to grow at this point in my life?
What are my gifts?
What would that growth feel or look like to me?
Why am I really here? What is my deeper purpose for being here? (This is an ongoing self-evaluating process but put some notes here.)
Brene Brown is truly the heart centered researcher on vulnerability. For more suggestions on journaling, check our some of her great journal prompts here! <3
Goal Setting with heART
Set goals and actually achieve them by using the Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte.
Setting goals and achieving them is a deeply meaningful process and a key source of happiness for each of us. Without goals, we’d be pretty depressed!
The process is extra meaningful when we set really big, important goals -those that we have to stretch a lot in order to reach. Such goals tend to highlight our inner obstacles to our own potential and happiness.
Limiting beliefs are the biggest hurdles to overcome for a lot of us. Free of those, we tend to just get to work. We wouldn’t suffer with procrastination, or apathy, or stay in comfortable realms of mediocrity, instead of stepping into excellence.
How to desire map:
For each life area (1. work, 2. relationships, 3. health, and 4. spiritual/personal development), write down how you want to feel. Use language that doesn’t rely on other people to do anything. For example, don’t have ‘desired’; have ‘desirable’.
From that, narrow the list down to 3-7 core desired feelings behind everything you do.
Identify what you need to do to feel the way you want to feel. This is the intention-setting element. Get as specific as you can. It should help to think about where in your life you already experience your core desired feelings.
Select three or four major intentions to work with, or perhaps just one if it is especially large.
Check in with your core desired feelings weekly and monthly. Are they informing your actions generally? If not, edit your life. Plan your week by your core desired feelings. Ask yourself ‘what do I need to do more of this week to feel x’?