Is there something about your life that is driving you crazy? Is there something you're yearning for?
Too often we think about how we wish our lives could be instead of how we can actively shape and mould them.
Maybe you want to be adventurous but haven’t been on a vacation in years and your bank account isn’t letting you go further than the other side of your own city.
Designing our lives and taking complete responsibility for our own happiness means showing up everyday and creating magic with the universe. It means stepping up and recognizing that you don’t have to wait for any arbitrary event in the future; your life can look and feel how you want it to right now. It might just require changing your perspective and getting a little bit creative.
That’s why I wrote my list of 50 ways to have an adventure without leaving town.
Adventure might bring to mind images of trekking through the jungle, exploring far off cities, or starting a new life on the other side of the world. But you can be adventurous each and every day. It’s just matter of making small choices that infuse your life with the feelings you want to dominate your life. And pretty soon those small choices add up to a whole new way of being.
Maybe it’s not adventure you want but glamour or comfort or creativity. Could a false pair of eyelashes, a nourishing bedtime routine, or a weekend painting class help you inhabit those feelings you’re craving?
Maybe reading a really challenging book will help you feel more intelligent or signing up for a volunteer program might bring you a sense of connection.
Decide what you want your life to look like and then figure out how you can create that right now, without having to change yourself, learn a difficult skill, or save up tons of money.
My challenge for you is to sit down today and think of 50 ways you can design your life to look more like that fantastical vision in your head.
I was surprised that when I sat down to it, it actually didn’t take me very long and it ended up being a lot of fun.
For bonus points, share your list with someone else and inspire them to do the same. I’d love to read it too, so feel free to reply to this email, leave a comment, or send me a tweet!
Believing in you always,