4 Ways to Create Your 2021 Vision
I don’t know about you, but 2020 was quite a year for me. I learned a lot about myself, and I learned a lot about where I want my life to go from here. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I am a big fan of creating a vision for what you would like 2021 to look like. Creating a vision allows us to identify goals to achieve that vision. There are many ways you can go about creating your vision, here are 4 that I use myself.
Meditation can be a powerful tool for visualizing your life in different ways. Try focusing your meditation on 1 year from now. What would you like your relationship with your partner to look like in 1 year? How would you like your career/job to look in a year? What would you like to add to your life that is missing? What would remain the same, what would be different? Following the meditation, journal about thoughts, feelings, and observations during the meditation. This can help you gain clarity and shape your vision.
Write a letter to yourself, from your future self
Date the letter one year from today and write a letter to yourself from your future self. Tell your current self what it is like to live your vision. In great detail, describe relationships with loved ones if you were living your vision. Describe all areas of your life as if you are living your vision. Important areas to include are: Relationships, emotional and mental health, spirituality, finances and career, physical health, self care, and your relationship with yourself. You can re-write this letter as many times as you need in order to continue to clarify your vision.
Stream of consciousness writing
Stream of consciousness writing is exactly how it sounds, just let your thoughts flow from your mind to the paper. When we let our thoughts flow and don’t try to compose or construct the perfect sentence, our thoughts are more representative of our values and true self. Sometimes it can be helpful to use a different pen or paper then you would normally use, something that doesn’t remind you of formal writing.
Any form of art
If you’re creative, don’t confine yourself to writing. Some of us connect with our true self through art. Do anything creative that helps you connect to your true self and helps you to create your vision. Hang your art somewhere you will see it so you can notice and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations when you look at it. This will help you continue to clarify your vision.
Creating your vision is meant to be an evolving process, not a one time event. Your vision might evolve and change throughout the year, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The most important thing about your vision is that it clearly represents your true authentic self. Have fun!
Stay healthy and well and reach out anytime!