Creating your own happiness
Designing a life of your dreams means YOU consciously set the goals and guidelines, in accordance with your own highest ideals. Designing means you get clear on what will make you happy, and what you need to do to make it happen.
And yes, sometimes it IS a challenge. If it was that easy, we’d all be doing it! Most of the time, however, designing your life is a fun, exciting, and liberating experiment. What rules would you design, what plan would you put in place for the purpose of creating your own happiness?
What about designing for adventure, peace of mind, or just a little rest and relaxation?
The point is, you can design for those variables to great effect. You can design a spontaneous adventure. You can design a much-needed break. This is a huge lesson, and why we’re so tickled when we get emails like this from clients:
Designing Your Break
Please okay this plan… I need to design a break right now. My body is beat. This weekend, I will be offline all weekend. No internet, no work.
- I will watch 2 movies this weekend.
- I will spend at least 1 hour each day in nature.
- I will take a nap if I feel like it.
- I will call a friend each day to catch up.
- I will journal.
- I will love my body.
- I will take a longer run one of the days.
- I will go to church on Sunday.
- I will not go shopping.
- I will cook and eat healthy, yummy food.
- I will write a list of 25 things I love about me.
- I will write a list of 25 of my strengths.
- I will write a list of 25 of my greatest accomplishments.
- I will pray, lots.
It’s a huge thrill to receive emails like this, not only because it sounded like a great weekend, but because this client recognized their own ability to design a break for themselves, and took care to plan the things they knew would rock their time off.
That’s designing your life. Sounds fun, right?
Now that summer is practically around the corner (all right, it’s obviously a very large street), the timing is perfect to start to design your own break – be it exciting and adventurous, relaxing and peaceful, or both. Don’t let this fall to the bottom of your priorities, as something you’ll get around to doing once everything else is done. Don’t treat it as a frivolous expense. Rest, relaxation, fun and adventure are crucial to your health and wellbeing. You can design, create, and enjoy them however you please, right down to the timing and schedule.
What will yours in(ner)clude?!