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What Do You See on Your Road Ahead?

 

Do you ever take a moment to reflect on your beliefs of what is in store for you for the year?  The act may sound daunting, but there is a quick and easy activity that you can use to help you not only identify your thoughts of how your year will be, but also develop a course of action for those thoughts. This process has been very beneficial in guiding me through whatever comes my way during the year.

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I do this activity at the end of every January. I take how the year started off for me and use it to analyze my feelings about the remaining 11 months. I get a moment to myself, close my eyes and try to visualize what I see on the road ahead for me. Afterwards, I make a note of my thoughts and then sort them out.

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Here are my results from when I did the exercise yesterday.

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On my road ahead, I see:

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Joy

Love

Peace

Change

Fulfillment

Discovery

Challenge

Accomplishment

Growth

Possibility

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Now it’s your turn! Get by yourself in a quiet space, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to clear your mind. Then say out loud, “On my road ahead, I see_________.”  While keeping your eyes closed, think of ten words that describe what you feel awaits you this year. Be as honest with yourself as possible. After you have come up with the ten words, write them on a sheet of paper underneath the initial statement. Review the words that you selected and reflect on why you chose them. See if there is anything that you can work on improving or changing; or areas where you may need extra help.

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This one simple activity can help to give you a clearer understanding of how you believe the year will turn out for you. You can then take that knowledge and use it to challenge yourself and/or your mindset.  You can even create action plans to track your progress of changing the negative beliefs while ensuring the positive beliefs come to fruition.  I hope that it is as helpful to you as it is to me!

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Did you do the Road Ahead activity? If so, was it helpful to you? Did you discover something interesting about your mindset? Share with me below or tell me about it at:  melisasource@yahoo.com

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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melistar
melistar

This is a very good idea melisa! I think I will do this next time I have free time! I also believe that this year will work out just the way you want it too!:)

RetroFlirt

I guess I do this from time to time too. But I don’t write it down. Another thing I like to do is an Inspiration Board or Mood Board. It helps me to see what I’m really digging at the moment and what I want in the future by making a collage of pictures.

Gregory McGuire

Hi Melisa,

Ten things, eh? Let’s see. Mine would be Challenge, Discomfort, Expansion, Reflection, Growth, Pain (both from discomfort and growth), Sacrifice, Pleasure (result of sacrifice and pain), Self-Realization, and Satisfaction.

I’ve honestly got a lot work to do this year, and I’m going to have to kick some serious butt to get it all done. There are things I need to learn, people I need to talk with, and activities I’ve got to do.

Awesome activity. Thanks for sharing!

Gregory

Makeba Giles
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Greetings: What a very interesting choice of words. I can tell that you certainly did some self-reflection and were completely honest about your feelings for the turnout of this year for you. ~That is what I love about this activity the most: oftentimes it can be so easy to think of goals or plans for the year ahead, but rarely ever do we think of exactly how those goals and plans will impact our lives, nor the challenges or emotions we may encounter along the way. I am so glad to know that this activity was helpful to you and… Read more »

HNIC
HNIC

I need to try this. Good Post.

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  HNIC

Greetings: Definitely give it a try–you will be so glad that you did!! ~I appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

Catwoman
Catwoman

Wow your idea of road activity seems to be genial, I can’t wait to give it a try, as soon as I’ll have some quiet moments and a chilled corner…

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Catwoman

Greetings: Definitely give it a try the moment you get some free time. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll discover! ~Thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

Deeone

Awesome stuff, Makeba! This is a great idea and exercise. Of course I had to do mine before I dropped my feedback. I came up with these 10 words of what I see ahead, not particularly in any order. 1.) Possibilities- I foresee this year will present many my way. 2.) Growth- I’ve been continually doing this for the last 2 years; why stop now? ;-D 3.) Opportunity- This would be the same as possibilities. 4.) Relocation- This will hopefully be the year that I say bye bye to Atlanta. It’s definitely has served it’s purpose! Moving on. 5.)Knowledge- I… Read more »

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Deeone

Greetings: Wow–you chose some very powerful words to describe your year! -And your “whys” to your chosen words were done with such emotion–that is the emotion that will fuel your movement, planning, and adjustment to all of the things that you see for yourself on your road ahead. That is why I adore this exercise so much: it helps you to get that clear vision that’s needed to prepare yourself for what’s to come for the remainder of the year. Like you said, with that knowledge put into action, anything is possible! I’m so glad that this activity was beneficial… Read more »

Julie
Julie

Such a genial idea! I really love your exercise, I want to do it as well, as far as I will have some quiet moments in a silent room to relax my mind.

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Julie

Greetings: I am so glad to know that you like the exercise. Yes I would say to definitely find some quiet time away to do it. When you do, please feel free to let me know how it worked out for you–you will certainly find a great benefit to it! ~I appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

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