myMay Day 1- laying the foundation (of the foundation)

So yesterday, I shared some of my coaching process with you. Today, I wanted to give you a taste of MyMay. I thought I'd go ahead and share Day 1 of MyMay with you. The offering starts today, but I wanted to give a little teaser to those of you who might be procrastinators or on the fence.

Part of what I love about this program is that you don't set your daily intentional practices by yourself. I guide you through the process so that you choose goals that are for YOU. Not practices you think you should have or the practices all the cool kids are doing. But we make movement toward what truly reflects your anticipated future self.

20140428-134028.jpgWelcome to MyMay!

Let’s dig right in…

The first thing I’m going to ask you to do is a little exercise I did 2 years ago. I still carry around my response on the inside of a now-beat-up file folder.

Get cozy. Really cozy. And imagine your perfect day 3 years from now. Imagine how you will wake up. What your morning routine is. What you eat. What you do for a career. How you get there. What your space looks like. What you drive. Who you see. What you do for fun. What errands you run. What you are wearing. What smells you notice. Notice what your bed is like when you crawl into it. Walk through your entire perfect day from opening your eyes to closing your eyes. All of it. Don’t rush it. Just live it.

Okay. Now write it down. Put as much detail in as you can. Write in present tense. “I get out of bed with birds chirping. I enjoy my coffee on the back porch.” Write what you are doing, not what you want to do or hope to do. Make it real.

I’ll wait.

Got it? Good.

Now I want you to look at how your life today is different. What habits and practices does the future you have that you don’t have today?

This may be difficult at first. This may take some thought. But try to figure out at least 5 things that future you is doing well that are important to you. (More than 5? Go, you little overachiever!)

A few of my examples?

  • Future Krissie is paying attention to her budget and finances. I could see this because I am living downtown somewhere and self-employed.
  • Future Krissie is spending time daily on the upkeep of her house. I could see that in the absence of clutter.
  • Future Krissie practices yoga on a daily basis and is rigorous and allows herself to be challenged by her practice. I know this because I did some yoga poses in my future that I’m not even close to beginning to know how to do right now.

Make sense? Have the gist of it?

Okay. Now take those future habits and determine what you could do today to move yourself to that place. Or, if the worlds are so incredibly different that you can’t put yourself in it, what would be the first logical step to creating those habits? This is how I interpreted the above future strengths:

  • I could spend time reviewing my budget in Mint.
  • I could spend 20 minutes picking up around the house.
  • I could create a more consistent and scheduled yoga practice.

There! Hopefully at the end you have 5 statements of things you could do to shorten the gap between the you of today and the you of the future.

And these will be important as we continue to craft Your May.


Interested? Intrigued? Want to join us? I will close registration at 10pm EST tonight. (Any later than that and you'd have to play catch-up, and I don't want to add stress to your life.)

Make May the month that you make eye contact with Future You and pursue her.

I can't wait to see where we go during MyMay.