Becoming your ideal self or living your ideal life is not the easiest of things. I would love to get my house in a minimalist state with all the furniture having the same theme and so forth. However, my pockets are not in support. The furniture is of mixed color, in coordination with what I can find at the thrift store and that’s okay. Let me tell you why.
Becoming Your Ideal Self, Living Your Ideal Life
What is your Ideal Self or Life?
In order to become your ideal self, you must first know what or who that is. Knowing yourself is the most important thing, not just for you but for the people around you. This being said, if you don’t know your ideal self or life then take some time to figure it out. Get a journal and write to your heart’s content. What would you love to do? What business would you like to start? How would you like to live your life?
Once you know your ideal self, you can begin to map out goals or intentions for your life. Make your goals SMART.
- Specific – Clear and Concise,
- Measurable- You can track your progress,
- Attainable- It is hard but within reach,
- Relevant- In line with your overall plan (Ideal Life / Self),
- and Time-based – Set deadline
Now that you know your ideal self/ life and you’ve made your SMART goals, the next thing to do is to create your action plan. Your action plan is the task or duties that are needed for you to achieve your goals. What are the things you need to work on? How much do you need to earn? and so on. With a specific task, you are now actively working towards your goal.
Doing the best where you are!
While you are actively working towards your goal, don’t miss the process. Enjoy the journey and enjoy where you are and what you are doing. This also means that you must make your surroundings manageable for now so that you are happy. For instance, I would love to grow my own fruits and vegetables and be able to pick from my tree but I don’t have the means, so I go to the farmers market and take in the scenery and get my produce.
Always be grateful
Expressing gratitude will not only allow you to enjoy the process without being so concerned about the destination, but it will also literally change your life in all aspects. Life is a blessing and if you take a little time to appreciate what’s around and express gratitude, you will see that.
Related: Gratitude Will Change Your Life.
The Sum Up
With a little work and focus, we can all become our ideal selves, living our ideal life. Or at least, that’s my belief. Therefore, it’s okay that my house is not how I want it to be because I am grateful and happy where I am while I am still working on being where I want to be.
Thank you for reading! Feel free to drop me a comment. How are you working on becoming your ideal self or living your ideal life?