5 Essential Steps to Gain Clarity and Create your Dream Life!
I'm excited to share this guest post written by Karen from CoachKarenLynn.com. She shares some easy tips that we can use to create our dream life! Read the post and catch her bio at the end where she offers a complimentary session! She also included 2 easy and healthy recipes!
If you’re like most women today, you are pulled in a thousand different directions, trying to find balance between all of your responsibilities. Women are struggling to achieve this ideal about “having it all”. This means perfectly balancing a successful career, raising children, keeping a perfect home, and maintaining a relationship. In the pursuit of this practically impossible high standard, many women end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and unhappy.
Instead of trying to live up to society’s standards of what should make you happy, think about what truly will make you happy. What do you want out of life? Is there a dream or a goal that you have that is always on the back of your mind, but you aren’t sure how to fulfill it while keeping up with other parts of your life? With these tips on how to live your best life by achieving your goals while still maintaining your daily life, you will soon set your own standard of happiness.
Step #1: Visualize Where You See Yourself
The first thing you need to do is realize exactly what you want out of life. Do you want to be your own boss and start your own business? Would you rather explore your creative side through becoming a writer or artist? Take a few minutes, clear your mind, and focus on an image of you ten years into the future living your ideal life. Think about what you are doing in this image. From this simple exercise, you can start setting your goals to achieve this dream.
Step #2: Create a Plan
With your dream in mind, it’s time to plan out how you can achieve your goals. Starting out, you don’t need to set up a specific timeline, but this is a good time to break down your endpoint into attainable steps. It may help to create a vision board where you put a picture representing your ideal life in the center and then pictures of visualizations of what you need to do to reach that ideal life. Keep it where you can see it to help you stay on the right path towards your happiness.
Step #3: Make Reaching Your Goal a Priority
You may tell yourself it doesn’t, but your dream DOES matter. Don’t let daily responsibilities get in the way of living your best life. In your calendar or on your to-do list, make sure you are putting time towards reaching your goal. Just like scheduling meetings or blocking out time to do the laundry, you need to block out time to make your dream happen. If you need to continue your education, start slow, but take a night class. If you want to start a business, start gathering information you need. Once you take steps towards reaching your goal, it will be easier to keep going, but you HAVE to make it a point to do it and not push it to the back burner.
Step #4: Practice Self-Care
Most importantly, you have to make yourself a priority. In order to achieve balance in your life while still working towards actualizing your goals, you can’t burn out. Block out time for you to practice self-care, away from work, away from responsibilities. This time is meant for you to recharge so you have the mental stamina to balance work and family while still achieving your dreams. Spend time in nature, meditate, take a warm bath, or just read a novel, whatever helps you reset.
Step #5: Don’t Give Up When You Hit a Setback
It’s hard to add one more thing to an already full plate, even if you know that will pay off in the long run. More than likely, there will be setbacks on your path, and that’s okay. Be patient and don’t give up. Learn from your setback and determine how you can avoid similar issues. Get back on track and continue to visualize your ideal life and spend time reconnecting with your vision board. This will give you renewed vigor to meet the goals you have set. With the right planning and prioritizing, you can make your dreams a reality.
(If this can be added, great…if not, that’s okay too!)
Karen Lynn, Certified Life & Holistic Health Coach: From Frazzled to Fabulous
She’s the founder of CoachKarenLynn.com and the creator of the “From Frazzled to Fabulous” program. Which helps mom entrepreneurs find health, balance and an amazing life of their own design.
Karen mentors mom entrepreneurs to create time in their busy days, so they can feel focused, relaxed and productive in their business & their lives. As a single mom who has worked in both the corporate world, and has owned own businesses, Karen understands the challenges that busy working moms are facing these days. She designs her programs to fit easily into a busy moms lifestyle. She is a Certified Life Coach and Holistic Health Coach, with 10 years experience in the Health & Wellness field.
Karen offers individual sessions and group coaching programs. She is also the founder of the “Busy Moms Go From Frazzled to Fabulous” group – a community of heart-centered women who are choosing to live their lives by design, and not default!
Weekly family friendly meals designed with the busy, on a budget, family in mind.
Rainbow of Flavor Sauté
In your favorite skillet add 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil and heat over medium heat setting. Add all below chopped vegetables. Zucchini Yellow Squash Red Sweet Pepper Celery Black Pepper 2 cloves Minced Garlic 1 tsp. Turmeric
Sauté until vegetables begin to soften. Add to soups, stews, top rice or quinoa, or put in a gluten free wrap.
Simple and tasty!
Start quinoa before chopping and cooking vegetables, while vegetables are cooking, quinoa will be cooking and both will be done near the same time!
Gluten Free Pizza Crust (I use Bob’s Red Mill) Fresh Tomato Fresh Basil Olive Oil Minced Garlic Green or Black Olives Spinach
*optional dairy free cheese, we just like to eat it without
Bake Crust according to directions. Layer tomato, basil, spinach, olives, pesto (contains dairy), etc.; as you desire. Toast in oven until all toppings are warmed through and edges have turned lightly brown. I love using olive oil in place of tomato sauce.