The Monthly Dream List – October 2019

I’ve found that most conversations about dreams tend to focus on the distant future. We dream about what our lives will be in 5 years or 10 years or maybe even one year… But have you ever dreamt about what your life will be this month? No?

Don’t feel bad, most of us don’t either! We are so busy focusing on the future that we forget to live and dream for now as well. But I’ve created a plan to get us out of that trap and put us on a mission to dreaming our whole lives through!

So each month I will create a monthly dream list so I can live my best life now even as I prepare for the dreams of my future. This list could be tasks that contribute to my long term goals or just things to help me explore my environment, learn more about people, make me smile and keep me happy.

Each monthly Dream List will have 10 simple tasks. 8 new tasks enveloped by the two constants; #1 – read a new book and #10 – be kind to yourself. The possibilities are endless and I am excited to go on this journey! Will you join me?

Here are the tasks for October

  1. Read 1 new book
  2. Complete a task that you’ve been working on for over a month
  3. Track one habit daily
  4. Write a positive review of something
  5. Wake up 15 minutes earlier every day
  6. Reach out to someone you haven’t seen in over 5 years
  7. Donate something you don’t use
  8. Watch something you’ve been meaning to watch
  9. Give a stranger a compliment
  10. Be kind to yourself

Join me for the month of October as we live our dreams one small act as a time!

The deadline for this list is October 30th and I will share my results on October 31st. I’d love to hear your results too!

#letskeepdreaming

Hope and a Future

Is there a quote that brings you comfort and calms you down when things seem weary?

For me that quote comes from the Bible – Jeremiah 29:11!

I learnt this verse in first form at boarding school and I’ve taken comfort in it ever since. Life hasn’t always been easy for me and I’ve had to overcome several challenges to get to where I am today, but every time  I got caught up in asking God why me I’ve dug deep and leaned on Jeremiah 29:11 to pull myself out of the slump.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “

Today I want to encourage you to think about those words carefully! No matter what may be happening right now, God has plans to prosper you, and to give you hope.

Hope is one of the greatest things you can have as it gives you the ability to see possible good in future events, even if they are potentially negative. This ability gives you that extra push to get up in the mornings and go face the world. Think about it… If you have hope, you have everything you need to keep dreaming.

 

You Think You Have Time

Did you realize that 5 months of 2019 have come and gone? Were you ready for June? Well whether or not you are June is here and you need to make it count.

As you go through the final days of the first half of the year commit to making them count. Take a look back at the goals you had so excitedly set back in January and do some honest stock taking.

Be open and honest with yourself as you evaluate your progress (or lack thereof) then spend some time and outline what you can do over the next 30 days to move those goals so much further along.

There is so much you can achieve if you just put some effort into it.

The challenge is… you think you have time.

~Shermaine

What’s on your life list?

While doing some research today I came across Danny Dover and his story is nothing short of inspiring.  In 2010 he created a lost of more than 150 life goals and set a deadline of May 25, 2017 to achieving them. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and set out to achieve his goals.

Danny documented his adventures and shares them with the world over at https://www.lifelisted.com/

Now Danny in his bid to give back creates a monthly life list that he shares with his community and I’m adopting the list for October.  It doesn’t hurt that his list is Fun, Free and Local; three things that I love 🙂

A New Monthly Life List (October 2018): Fun, Free and Local

Danny’s list has a deadline of October 31st and include the following;

  • Walk on a street that you have never been on before
  • Drink only water for one day (food is okay)
  • Be extra kind to someone
  • Give a firm handshake
  • Look someone in the eyes when talking to them
  • Listen to falling water (pour it if you have to)
  • Take a moment to laugh about nothing
  • Kiss someone
  • Spent five extra minutes grooming yourself
  • Stop what you are doing and smell flowers

Seems easy enough so let’s go.

#letskeepdreaming #dontforgettolive

The Dream List

Today I’m starting a dream list… A list of things I dream of doing, places I dream of going and people I dream of meeting!

For years I’ve thought about my bucket list and all the things I want to do in this world, but I’ve never been able to put together an actual list together. Maybe because I’m the queen of procrastination or maybe because subconsciously I have a problem with making a list of things to do before I “kick the bucket”. The list for me has a sense of finality, like once I’ve done these things then that will be it for me, but while sitting in this quiet apartment in Queens, NY trying to figure out what my first post on this new website should be it hit me… Why not make a dream list? Being here in this moment is something I’ve dreamt about for years and here I am.

So… Let’s Keep Dreaming.

My Dream List

  • Visit Every parish in Jamaica
  • Visit every continent
  • Visit New York (USA) (Oct. 4-14, 2018)
  • Learn to Swim
  • Do the jump at Rick’s Café (Jamaica)
  • Visit Curacao
  • Visit Toronto
  • Visit Panama
  • Paris
  • Barcelona
  • Australia
  • Go on a cruise with my girls
  • Go on a cruise with my family
  • Become a published author
  • Run a successful website with over 100K readers/followers
  • Be on the Ellen Show

We’ll check things off this list as I achieve them so stay with me on my journey as I keep dreaming.

#letskeepdreaming

-Shermaine