My husband and I recently took a vacation to Kauai, Hawaii to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time even though it was just one week. While there we snorkeled, hiked, shopped and took a fabulous helicopter ride.
Vacations provide a wonderful opportunity to âstep away fromâ life as usual and gain a fresh eye perspectiveâ¦
Since returning Iâve meditated on the following question: âSo Patricia, whatâs going to change â what are you going to do differently in your life now that youâve returned to it with âfresh eyesâ?â
I decided there were things I would stop doing in 2010, like making things more difficult than they are, like computer technical things. After all, if it can be taught, I can learn it, right? Really, the way we âholdâ a situation in our mind and vision it is the way it will unfold. If I procrastinate because I think itâs too difficult for ME to learn, so it will beâ¦ However, I/we can change my/our perspectiveâ¦
Iâve decided to improve my visioning making all tasks easier than ever before in 2010. Iâll keep it alive throughout the year with regular visioning activities like the one listed below. My mantra in 2010 is the Nike slogan of âJust Do Itâ. What will your mantra be?
Fresh Eye Perspective
What can a fresh eye perspective do for us, and whatâs the point? Weâve all heard the statement about being too close to a situation to see it clearly. Well, stepping out of and gazing at our lives helps us see what we are actually doing.
Taking an unbiased objective view provides us many pearls of wisdom. We can see where we are supporting our selves, where we need help, what we are tolerating, how we are treating ourselves and what effect itâs having on our livesâ¦
Gaining a fresh perspective is valuable and you donât need to travel on an airplane or spend money to do it. Hereâs an activity to help.
Find quiet time aloneâ¦
Close your eyes and take several deep-relaxing breathsâ¦
Picture yourself as the main character on a movie screen as you are sitting in the audience watchingâ¦
Allow the movie to begin in 2009â¦ and watch as month by month goes byâ¦
What do you see? What happens to the main character? What is she/he doing, thinking, seeing, feeling and telling her/himself? Are there tears, frustrations, joy and passion?
Allow yourself time to take it all inâ¦ See it clearly in your mind and feel the feelings that character feltâ¦
Then, knowing you have complete control of the 2010 movie for this main character, think about how you will change it. What do you want to happen? How will it unfoldâ¦? What will you see, hear, feel and do in 2010? Make it as vivid and alive as possible. Then using your imagination jump into that movie and look out your characterâs eyes, feeling all the feelings and excitement that goes with creating your life the way you want itâ¦
Spend quality time here designing the script and casting charactersâ¦
Write it all down and check it periodically through out the year for any editing you may want to do.
I hope you found this helpful. Wishing you Many blessings this year and always, Patricia
Patricia Eslava Vessey is the founder of Integrity Coaching & Training Systems, a multifaceted company with expertise in coaching, training, leadership, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy. With over 30 years in social work, 29 years as a fitness trainer and over 6 years as a sought after speaker, trainer and certified international coach, Patricia inspires, motivates and supports people in transforming limiting beliefs and behaviors into heartfelt, meaningful and lasting changes. Visit her at www.integritylifecoach.com