I wrote an earlier post on “How to Change Your Life in 7 Steps.” It highlighted one method to create order and a linear focus for those people that resonate with the left side of their brain! There are many steps you can take to create change in your life. For those that are more right-brain people, you tend to process the world by seeing the big picture first instead of the parts. You are more intuitive and creative by nature. As there are so many different types of people and personalities, there are also ways to embrace taking steps to create change for all of the above!
Let me brainstorm with you, and list some ways that will appeal more to the right-brain. As you read through them, make a mental note of the ones you find most interesting, and save them to a word document so you can begin to work a little bit on them as you have time!
How to see the big picture to create change!
• Envision it. You may have heard of vision boards before. This is where you go through photos either digitally or physically in magazines to create a vision for something you would like to work on. I love to have people start with collecting photos of how they envision themselves to look and feel once their change has been made. (You do not have to know what you want the change to be in your life, only how you envision you will feel or look.) Remember that thought creates behavior. As you create the thought of how you will feel and appear, you will also be creating a vibration to attract the change that will bring that to fruition. Big picture, remember? You may put these photos in a folder on your computer desktop or begin a journal with photos in the first part of it.
• Listen to it. Find a piece of music that inspires you! Is there a particular song or CD that gets you going? It may be something you love singing along with (that would be Camelot for me!), something that energizes you (I love Florence and the Machines), or a piece that inspires you greatly (like Daniel Nahmod’s “Water” CD!). Whatever it is, make it your theme song for what you feel you’re about to do. Play it in the morning while you’re getting dressed for work, put it on your headphones while you’re walking or working out. Meditate to it, or pray with it. You might even want to go to YouTube and download a video where the music corresponds to fabulous scenery. Again, you don’t have to know what you want your change to be, only how you want to feel!
• Start talking to people. Make a date for some lunches or dinners with friends you haven’t seen in awhile. These are folks that hopefully know you fairly well. Kick some ideas around as you talk about wanting change in your life. You might be surprised at how intuitive and on the money your friends are at giving you some ideas to explore. Remember it’s usually easier to come up with fabulous ideas for others rather than yourself. Write all of these ideas down from every meeting in your journal. Build a whole chapter on it! This is what every mastermind group is about! Often nobody knows what their next step will be until they come out of the meeting and their creative juices are flowing. If you feel particularly inspired, gather a whole bunch of friends, a couple bottles of wine and have your own mastermind evening at your house!
• Go away for the weekend. Go to where your senses will be stimulated and you have always felt the most peacefulness. For me it’s when I go to the beach, sit on the balcony and watch the waves pound the shore. Getting up early at dawn and walking the beach at sunrise, or if you’re on the other coast, watching the sunset is meditation in itself. I have had my most inspired thoughts walking on the sand in foamy waters! You might want to go to the mountains, a nearby lake, a quaint town, a vineyard, or spa….but just go! Go and immerse yourself in the environment all by yourself without the distractions of a companion. It’s truly unbelievable what you might find out when you begin to journal.
So, I hope you’ve written down what resonates with you the most as you’re on your way to creating AND inviting change into your life this very moment…because you decided to read this post today! Trust me, it is for a reason.
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