Gaining perspective on your life requires a little bit of work.
You will need:
1. A notebook and pen or pencil. Actually writing this down is better than typing it up or recording your thoughts out loud. It helps with creativity.
2. A block of time. I suggest a minimum of 1 hour.
To begin, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
Imagine yourself at your 90th birthday party. You are vibrant, healthy and wealthy. You are sitting on a chair on the front porch of your house. Out in the yard are your immediate family, extended family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and people from your community. Visualize all the details like the weather, the sounds of children playing, the adults talking, the smells of food cooking, etc.
Now ask yourself the following questions.
What did you do to remain healthy throughout the years? How did you maintain a youthful mindset? What did you do to become wealthy enough to pass it down to your grandchildren? How did you contribute to your community? What are your co-workers saying about you? What kind of legacy have you left for your family? Friends? Co-workers? Community?
Write out your answers and don't worry about your grammar, just get your thoughts down.
Take a few days off and then go back over your experience.
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