Hello, my name is Faith and I've been managing depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember but I am not a mental health professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price.
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How To Create Your Dream Life
There was a time when I was so depressed I couldn’t even imagine a better future for myself. I felt trapped and like I would be depressed forever. Giving myself permission to daydream and to create a vision for the future has really helped my mental health. I hold onto my vision on bad days and it helps me get a little work done even when things are really difficult and I’m not feeling great. I use my dreams to motivate me to keep going and to help lift me up when I’m feeling down.
I love following badass ladies that are killing it on Instagram. It really inspires me to see them going about their day to day life. Following ladies that are living my dream life helps me have a really clear vision of exactly what I want my future to look like.
Here are some inspirational accounts to follow:
Journal on these prompts to help you dream bigger.
If a magic genie appeared and granted you unlimited wishes what would you ask for?
If you won the lottery and won a billion dollars what would you do with the money?
What do you want more of in your life?
What are you no longer available for?
I love creating vision boards and it really helps to make my goals even clearer in my mind. Plus I love the ritual of finding the perfect pictures, printing them out and putting them together in a board. It’s so nice to have a visual representation of your dream life and goals you can see every single day. If cutting out pictures isn’t your jam you can save the images and then use Canva to create a desktop and phone background. If you need some vision board inspiration check out the video below.
Visualizing your dream life is only the first part. Once you are really clear about what you want you need to sit down and make a plan of all the action you need to take. It can be overwhelming to think about taking action but breaking your plan down into small steps can help make it feel more attainable. What can you do this month to get closer to your vision? What can you do this week? What can you do today? I like to keep track of all the action steps I want to take in my journal. At the end of each month, I take time to reflect on what action steps I complete, what worked, what didn’t and made a strategy for the next month.
Going after big dreams can be really difficult and if other people in your life aren’t on a similar path it can be lonely. See i can find some Facebook groups to join that have other women on a similar journey. Connecting with ambitious women online has really helped me while I am building my business because I have people that really “get it” I can vent to or bounce ideas off of. The internet has made it easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world. Spend some time online to find your tribe.
Investing in your dreams is a great way to really start believing in yourself. What would you do if you really believed you would be successful? I was able to grow an online business and quit my job in less than ten months because I invested in the courses and resources I needed to make progress. As I’ve grown I’ve also invested in coaches, live events and programs to help me make my dream life a reality. If you don’t have a lot of extra money brainstorm some small investments you can make in your dream life. Maybe start out with a book or some supplies you need and move into investing in courses or whatever it is to help you live out your dream life.
I am not a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price. You can download a free printable list of hotlines here and join the free mental health support group on Facebook here. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure policy here.
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