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Your Dreams need a Plan - Here are our tips

Change -

Sometimes we push change. When we work towards a goal such as graduation, bootcamp, or job challenges... We celebrate its arrival and then seek out the next event.

Sometimes change hunts us down - stealth, slow, silent... like vapour. We don't notice the changes going on around us so we hold onto things which no longer serve us, like shirts with oversized shoulder pads, and slowly we slip away from the best fashion of ourselves.

Change will come to us many times in our lives. We will live, change and live on.

The survival of the 3000 year old Sequoia trees in Yosemite are dependent on the change fire brings. Their seed cones are opened only by the fires' heat, which then fall onto the freshly cleared forest floor. Suppressing change in ourselves and our households is like a forest without fire - unnaturally dense, potentially creating a volatile explosive situation.

We have had a wildfire of change these past few years and its a good time to readdress some of the goals we have set for ourselves

  1. Cherish your well-being and use a positive daily reward system to get those feel good hormones going (I am partial to dark chocolate)

  2. Kick start your dreams by prototyping them. Write them down and begin to think about what you are looking to get out of them or if there may be simpler ways to achieve what you are looking for. Ironically, one of the dreams I documented was "to spend an entire season skiing". On examination I realized it was more about having three uninterrupted months with my husband and daughter than the skiing... Be careful what you wish for.

  3. Ditch Dreams which do not deserve more of your attention. This is an important step.

  4. For those Dreams you have decided to commit to, consider what you are willing to give up to make them happen. A Dream is like a new born baby. It needs you to make space in your day and financial budgets.

  5. Give each Dream a picture to give it a presence in your daily life. Visioning is a proven method to use in goal achievement.

  6. Dedicate 10 minutes weekly to check on how the commitments to the time and are working out. 7. Mourn things which are forever changed. It could be a job, your favourite cafe or friends relocating. Recognizing that the end of something has deeply upset you is the first stage of moving towards your next stage of life.

There will always be unwelcome fire. Like the mighty Sequoia tree, transformation can begin to bring you new life. You choose.


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