The Ideal is a carefully crafted, compound definition of what exactly we want out of our life. It is a complex and layered representation of the life we want to live.
Taking the time and effort to identify and define our values can help us consciously build a life we can be proud of. And it can help us fight feelings of dissatisfaction and doubt around what we’re doing and whether or not it’s “worth it.”
A Vision Board was a great start for me. The visual reminder of my long-term goals was helpful, both as a source of motivation and as reminder of what matters. But it wasn’t enough. I still lost track of my short-term goals and my day-to-day.
Do you often “have a lot going on” but no clear idea what it is exactly, or what it’s for? Do you sometimes stop and wonder why you even started that project you’ve been stuck on for months? Do you give up on things or start over, because you can’t be bothered to dig through the muck and figure out what you were doing in the first place?