It’s ok to want what you want. I’m certain you’ve been told this before. It probably sounds like a quote you’ve heard.

About 3 years ago I did this simple exercise which was quiet profound. This THING I wanted didn’t come for another 2 years but it set things in motion and it came at the exact time I really needed it most. It’s a favourite d.i.y exercise of mine and I’m putting it into action again for something else I’ve been yearning for. Try this 2 minute exercise with me…

Hand on Heart
Take a deep breath
Drop your shoulders a little
Soften your eye lids (but still open so you can keep reading)
Uncross your legs and plant your feet them firmly on the ground
Place your hand on your heart
Take another deep breath
Think about something you want….something that you think of often but come up against more obstacles than progress.
Your mind might already be jumping to obstacles – STOP right there.
Imagine for 30 seconds that this THING you want is real, it’s happening, it’s as good as done. See it, feel it.
Choose a word or two that describes what it feels like………
Take a deep breath

Now for the next 2 weeks act as if this is possible. Have conversations, appointments, dream it out loud with a friend describing it. When your mind start’s intervening with obstacles….STOP and start again.

Tip: Write the feeling words somewhere you can see them so you can remind yourself to carry this exercise out for the next 2 weeks. And remember ‘act as if’ this is possible, that mean’s take some action towards it.

Regardless of the THING, taking positive action will always lead you somewhere wonderful, and I say this with my hand on my heart. x


About author: Deanne Brennan is a Life and Wellness Coach, Massage Therapist and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. She is a big advocate for d.i.y health and happiness and loves sharing with others what works for her. She is available for private sessions to support you to feel good and live well. 

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