What is your vision of a healthy, vibrant you? How would you look and feel if you were in your best state of well-being? What would your ideal environment, both physical and social, be?
The most important words in those questions are your and you. Discovering your vision for your best state of health is very personal. Yes, you may have recommendations from doctors or other professionals regarding changes you need to make. You may also have expectations for yourself based on outside influences, such as loved ones or the media. Your vision, however, is based on what you allow yourself to see as the ideal way you want to live.
It is not unusual when I ask people about their vision, they can be very limited at first. Often with some gentle prompting, they are able to expand and allow themselves to see more possibilities. By giving themselves permission to widen their vision, most people are amazed by what is in their hearts. If you would like to work on expanding your vision for your ideal health, here are some questions to get you started.
The Big Picture
How would you feel in your best health?
How would your body feel?
How would you describe your overall energy level?
Your Physical Environment
What would your surroundings be?
What kind of home and community would you be living in?
How would it feel be in your own home?
How connected do you feel to other people?
What types of support are you receiving from others?
How would you describe your relationship with the people who matter most to you?
What relationships fuel you?
Start by answering these questions. In my next post, I will guide you with questions about the other dimensions of your life. I have intentionally started with areas other than nutrition and exercise, which are often the only two parts of our health that receive our attention. You can express your vision in different ways, like writing a list, drawing a picture, collecting images that represent your vision. Whatever way you feel is the most effective way for you to fully grasp the big picture of your ideal life. Remember to give yourself permission to listen to your heart in imagining your ideal state in all areas of your life. This vision is for you.
Until next time…
Take GOOD care of yourself.