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.