How to discover what you really want from life?I offer you five techniques that will help you find out what you really want from life. Here they are:

Make a wish list

Try to make a list that includes as more wishes as you can think. The implementation of this task may take several hours, perhaps even days. If you are serious about getting the most out of this life, find time and make up your own wish list.

In compiling this list be very specific. For example, if you want a new car, clearly specify the model and color. If you are going to change job, specify with certainty what kind of activities you are interested in and how much you want to earn, etc. In short, when writing down each of your wishes show maximum precision.

Imagine your perfect day

Find a comfortable place where you will not be distracted, turn on soft music, close your eyes and relax.

Try to create in your mind a special perfect day for you. First, imagine how you wake up. Who would you like to see next to you? What happens at this point in your home? What do you prefer to do then? Do exercise, pray, spend a meditation session, eat a delicious breakfast, swim in the pool? What is your ideal car? How do you get to work? Where do you work? What does your office look like? What kind of work do you do? What kind of people do you meet? What is your salary or income? What do you do during your lunch break and after work? Meet with friends or spend time with your family? Think all the details of your perfect day.

Learn to see the goal clearly

Such kind of exercises can help you develop inner vision and understand what you really want. They will help you get into your own subconscious mind and communicate with the genuine desires of your heart. The key point is the ability not to think about the process of achieving the goal but to focus solely on the goal itself.

So, turn on some nice, relaxing music, close your eyes, take several deep breaths to relieve tension, and then ask your subconscious mind what your life should look like in each of the following areas:

  • Marriage and sexual relations
  • Family and friends
  • Property and belongings
  • Career and money
  • Health and physical fitness
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Personal and spiritual growth

When you’re done thinking about each of these areas and visualizing the picture of your perfect life, open your eyes and write down everything you imagined as detailed as possible.

Visualize your dream

Every day pay some time to visualizing the desired results, i.e. imagining that they have already been achieved. For example, if you are looking to get a master’s degree or PhD in psychology, visualize yourself sitting in your office, on the wall of which there is your diploma. If your goal is to establish a close relationship with a kind and loving person, then visualize yourself near someone who has these qualities.

Try to practice visualization at least two times a day: in the morning upon awakening and in the evening before falling asleep.

Create your dream

If you are not good enough in visualization or you simply want to accelerate this process, you can create for each of your goals a so-called target external image. For example, if you want to spend your vacation in Hawaii, contact a travel agency and get an advertising prospect on trips to Hawaii. Carefully cut out your own photo and glue it on a picture from the prospect. Then hang it in a prominent place in your room/office. Every time you will see this picture, it will become more and more real in your mind.

You can also make a ‘wish-album’, cut out pictures that illustrate your goals and paste them in a notepad or a journal. Try to view this album at least once a day. The results may surpass your expectations.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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