Thursday, November 22, 2012
I wanted to revisit this visualization from Spark Coach, thanks to KALISWALKER and her inspiring blog!
Let's do a visualization exercise. Spend 30 seconds visualizing how you want to look and feel 6 months from now. What small steps can you make today to make that vision of your future self a reality?
Six months from now...End of May. I'm at my goal weight, feeling fit, stronger than ever, and healthy. Running the Bolder Boulder with no major holdups (10k), hiking mountains with friends and NOT dragging as bad, and wearing maybe a size 6 jeans. I cook at home daily, usually vegetarian but sometimes splurging on something more decadent like a good steak or some delicious seafood.
I have a new job, one in the Psychology field, that makes me happy to be involved daily because I'm interested in it. I'm ready to take the GRE's, and I've begun to forge better connections for letters of recommendation when I apply to Grad School for Fall 2014 (for Couple/Family counseling).
Maybe I even have a boyfriend. And enjoy things I don't do much of, like reading more, going fishing (without my dad, all on my own!), or heck, why not rock climbing? More adventure = more fulfilling life, right?
Now as for the steps to get there... keep working out. Work out harder even. More running, at least more than once a week. Plan meals more consistently, don't be lazy or afraid to try new recipes. Take advantage of the local library more for recipe books, and for reading materials as well! Keep applying to new jobs! If I can find the time and right place, volunteer to help forge more connections. Start studying hardcore for the GREs, not to mention saving to take them (SO EXPENSIVE!).... and get a fishing pole and license.
I really miss fishing. It's one of the only fond connections I have with my father. That and Jurassic Park. Family is insisting I come visit for Christmas - they offered to pay for my plane ticket. Grandpa may be starting Hospice, and they want us to all get to spend one more holiday together. I want to go. And I told my dad I want to go fishing. Hopefully the boss lady will approve the one day off I'll be requesting (day after Christmas).