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