When you have one of those moments when you take a long look at yourself and where you are in life – like maybe this morning in the bathroom mirror – chances are, a couple more questions are going to pop up. Something like: Where am I headed in life? And what do I want?
Whether a new year, or a new chapter, in your life, it’s hard to move forward if don’t know what you’re moving toward. Like a vision for what you want your life to look like.
If you have a vision in place, what’s it look like? Something you’re motivated to work toward? Or something you hope to avoid? And if don’t have a vision, why not?
Living with a chronic condition brings challenges into your life, a whole lot of them on some days. As a result, your vision for the future may not look quite the way you might have thought it would before your diagnosis. But your vision for the future has to be covered over in clouds. And can anyone know what the future might bring?
Think about your vision as a work in progress, based on positive intentions for what you want your life to look like. Having positive intention begins with deciding not to focus on what’s not going well in your life – the frustrations and disappointments. And instead focusing on what’s going well, being grateful, and expecting the best instead of the worst. Your positive intentions are the building blocks to creating a vision to motivate and inspire you, and keep you moving forward.
So, what are your intentions for your future? Wanna share?
I have some ideas to help you get started in my article in Living with Diabetes. Here is a link:
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