Creating Your Creative Life Plan

Aspirations and Dreaming Big

What are your aspirations? What do you love? What would you love to do? What brings you joy? What makes you laugh? What makes you content? What makes you feel calm and at peace? When do you feel content, comfortable and good about yourself? These are the items that will form the foundation of your vision for yourself.

In writing my Creative Life Plan these are the questions that I ask myself. This helps me create a vision of how I want to feel and be and what kind of lifestyle I want. I create a life vision for myself.

This takes dreaming big. When I first started doing this it took me a long time to envision how I wanted my life to be. Dreaming Big takes letting go of limitations and how you see yourself now and believing in yourself. If it takes you the whole month of January or longer that is fine. This after all is a life plan not a yearly goal plan. I don’t write this whole vision down because I continue to dream and create and adjust the vision in my head as I go on through my life events and experiences.  But if it helps you to write it out then go ahead.

I choose the aspects of my life that are important and write my aspirations for each section. My aspirations come from that vision I have envision for myself.

For each area I have chosen I write a short vision statement and then write down specific aspirations. In some sections I also include small action steps I can take right now for some of the long term aspirations. Knowing some small steps you can take that will guide you towards your larger vision is important. You need to have a starting point to begin. They also help tell me if I am moving forward towards my vision or not.

The aspects of my life I use on my Creative Life Plan are writing, coaching, traveling, and personal. You may have different sections such as family, career, relationship, health, finance, personal development, fun and recreation. Some of these areas I have combined in my personal section others are not on my priority list at this time in my life but may have been in the past or may become important at another time. You get to choose what is most important to you in your life.

Remember that everything is flexible. As you go through your day to day life, your circumstances will change, new opportunities will arise, you will grow and change with each experience and interaction with others and the world. You discover new aspects of yourself. If you come across some new direction or opportunity that tugs at your heart, Go for it! Add it to your vision. You will discover that as you move towards your vision that you experience something more than you ever imagined. This opens up a new bigger vision. This is to be expected and allowed.

In fact on my cover page I have this disclaimer:

This plan is subject to changes, additions and deletions whenever I feel like it or have another creative idea, desire or dream.

After you finish the body of the Creative Life Plan, You then write a vision statement, choose a theme for the year and a word for the year. You could do this first if you want. I just choose to do it after because it takes me a while to decide on a theme and word for the year. Although this year the word came first because my sister and I have planned an Epic Journey for our time together.

My Word for this year is: Epic

My theme for this year is: Shifting Tides – Embracing change and breaking new ground

So what is your Word and Theme for this year?

I would love to hear so let me know.

 

If you have any questions on creating your own Creative Life Plan or would like to see my Creative Life Plan let me know. Here in the comment section or email me at cathyt@cathyteoste.com