Year End Strategy I am using: Vision Board
I believe most people have heard of the idea of turning our written goals into pictures to empower the subconscious mind to find strategies that will help us achieve our desired outcomes. This simple tool, when placed in a prominent space within our homes (bathroom mirror, kitchen counter, on your refrigerator, etc.) reminds us to direct our focus towards goal attainment. That being said, I question how many of us actually take the time to create a vision board? To be transparent, I have not done this project for at least a decade. However, this year with the help of my brother, I am proud to say I have created a really cool looking vision board. We used the company Vista Print to print off our projects on an 18 x 24 inch foam board to give them a really professional look. Get creative, make them inspiring and enjoy being the architect of your life!
Podcast I am re-watching: Rich Roll Ep. # 511 with Charles Eisenstein
A Yale graduate, speaker, author and social philosopher, Eisenstein is extremely well spoken and has a message for humanity. If you are interested in how you can redefine all of the challenges we have faced this year and turn them into a positive, check out this enormously impactful hour and half.
Quote I am pondering: “We have the opportunity now to forge a new, more compassionate normal. COVID-19 has gifted us a reset.” ~ Charles Eisenstein
A narrative that has come out of this last year of struggle has been the idea that when there is disruption in our daily lives, it creates the space for a new way of doing things. An opportunity to view the world differently. It shakes us enough to step back and attempt to reassess how we have been doing things all along. From a health perspective, I hope that this last year has shaken you enough to not fall back into your old ways of relying on other people to take care of your health. I hope you do NOT desire to get back to the “normal” way of letting your insurance company dictate your healthcare. To your previous method of waiting until you are in a health crisis before starting to think critically about how we eat, move, think and your structure. I hope that you can really drill down on what you believe is possible for you in regards to your physical performance levels. I hope you have been shaken so badly that you are forced to think 20, 30, 40 or 50 years in the future about what you want your health to be like and begin to align your current behaviors with that desired outcome. If you are currently making these shifts, then all the chaos of 2020 has been worth it. If not, then in my experience, nature (God, The Universe, etc.) will at some point in the future, be forced to remind you of this lack of responsibility. Step up, ask for help if you need it, and let’s make this past year one we can look back on with appreciation rather than regret.
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC