Does stating your true needs and wants out loud make you anxious? 

Do you lose focus on your own goals because you’re distracted by others’ expectations? 

Or have you always been clear and quick to answer what you deeply want, but in pursuing those things you’ve reached a point of burnout? 

After reading this I want you to have a new perspective that you DO have the power to shape the life you want. 

If you haven’t heard of slowing down to speed up, that’s what we’re going to focus on today.

Pressing hard to achieve what you want without a rational plan or strategy can be exhausting and use a ton of energy, often while making very little progress! 

However, if you spend time getting to know yourself better and identifying your true goals when you do take action, progress, alignment, and fulfillment will be much more likely. 

Life Mapping is an exercise that may reveal to you the truth behind misnamed goals. There’s a chance you might realize that you’ve been pursuing ambitions that have nothing to do with your core ideals. 

A life map helps us to see the patterns and themes in your life that can help define and direct you toward your true goals.

As long as you’re interested and brave enough to be open to whatever happens, life mapping can provide insight and clarity. 

Our focus will be on how to quiet the distractions while simultaneously gaining an understanding of what makes you feel most at ease.

I encourage you to monitor the energy and patterns that you notice when you are journaling or mapping and try to name them. 

Identify periods of frustration and boredom in contrast with moments of flow and events that inspired you or felt satisfying.

A more precise picture of your life’s journey can be gained by asking yourself these two questions:

  1. What could you do that would give you joy, energy, and flow? 
  2. What decisions could you make now that could bring that into your life?

Listen to episode 2 – Gaining Clarity with Life Mapping – of my podcast Both/And with Bessi Graham to see how your effectiveness, judgment, and satisfaction will rise when your purpose is clear.