Feb 17, 2021
015 | Create intention and practice of meaningful experiences
In this episode we walk through tips to get intentional about creating an experience and documenting it for deeper connection.
Goal setting workshop the activity was: "10 years from now, you just had the best year of your life. Make a statement about your year." Mine was: Everyday felt like vacation!
Bill Gates states we under estimate what we can accomplish in 10 years, but overestimate what we will accomplish in one year. I got curious. What is it about vacation that I crave and how could I have an experience like that every day?
-Connection and removed from daily life distractions
- while experiencing something new and different.
Not about the destination, we can create these experiences anywhere.
Create the intention each day
using the 3 things list.
What 3 things do I want to focus on today and accomplice or experience? If you focus on 3 you a highly likely to achieve them, if you focus on a to-do list of 12 you will likely only accomplish 1 or 2 because the list becomes overwhelming.
In order for the experience to become a memory it requires us to transfer from Short term to Long Term memory.
Documenting helps create
Curate/Collect: What is “the thing” from this unique experience that you want to remember. I know some collect rocks, ticket stubs, postcards, stickers, magnets, coffee mugs or maybe something unique for each experience as appropriate.
Sources for deeper
Why Mundane moments truly Matter (NY Times article). “How we spend our days, is how we spend our life.” Why Mundane Moments Truly Matter - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
As mentioned earlier in the show, I have several upcoming episodes with adventure author Johanna Garton. She is the Author of Awakening East and Edge of the Map. The first episode will dive into her adventure story which is Awakening East where she unfolds the story of international travel, adoption and living abroad with her family. Part 2 will dive into Edge of the Map which Johanna authors the adventure story of Christine Boskoff, a world class alpine climber. Awakening East is an older book so it may be hard to find in independent bookstores. I am including the link to it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2N9Mn3o However, if you purchase Edge of the Map from her website www.johannagarton.com and use the coupon code SHERPA for 25% off. They are both great reads for on the beach or by the fire, wherever you might be right now and I can’t wait to dive into them with Johanna in upcoming episodes.
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