DO YOU STRUGGLE TO SET GOALS AND TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY?
If so, try out the Future Diary method. This is how it works:
Close your eyes and imagine a miracle is going to happen and starting tomorrow you are taking a definite turn for the better! Waking up in the morning you’re heading in a much better direction then you were before, a direction that will change what happens in 3 months, 6 months, a year, 3 years and 5 years from now!
Envision the image of your future, then write down what is most important to you. Whether you believe you can have it or not, write it down and create a strong and vivid image of your future fulfilling life!
Now write down what can get in the way. Stuff is going to happen and will get in your way. Write down what might throw you off or distract you, so you’re prepared to deal with it when the trip-up happens!
Here is a simple example:
GOAL To lose 10 pounds.
BENEFITS Feel better about self, more confident, happier, healthier,
buy new clothes.
BARRIERS Can’t say NO, emotional eater, portion control, chocolate
temptation. Think of all the reasons why you’re not there.
PLAN Create the “If x then y plan”, i.e. If this barrier comes up then I
do y. If I am tempted to eat chocolate then I resist and drink a
glass of water. If I am offered desert I decline or have fruit
instead or go for a walk.
ROTATE Rotate through GBBPR daily to boost your emotional power.
Give it a try for 3-4 weeks and see what happens!