In January of this year, we as a family were starting to make plans to travel to Taiwan.
I've been to Taipei many times before, but my wife hasn't as yet.
She's travelled to just about every other country in the world because of her career, but she has never been to Taiwan.
I know that she'll love it.
She'll love the food, the shopping, the museums, the art, the markets and the city of Taipei.
I can't wait to take her to the hot springs of Beitou, the tea houses, up to the top of Taipei 101 and the Lungshan Temple Market.
In my mind I can smell the jasmine rice and perfectly cooked fish balls; I can feel the slightly muggy city air on my skin and the electric buzz of traffic all around as we walk along the pavements of the city.
For obvious reasons, our planned trip has had to be put on hold, but when circumstances allow - we will be making our way over there for a holiday.
This trip is what I am most looking forward to in the future.
- What's the one thing that you are excited to do in the future?
- What does it look like in your mind?
- What does the experience feel like?
- What can you imagine happening while you are doing the thing that you are most looking forward to?
- How do you feel?
It might not be entirely clear as to when, or how you might be able to do your thing, but you can always spend some time fully exploring it with your imagination.
Write what comes to mind on a big sheet of paper (you can use a few brightly coloured-pens to write the different parts of your future story down). Set your mind free to wander around your future for a bit.
All future plans start with a clear picture of what you want.
This little mind exercise is just a nice way to intentionally spend some quality time projecting your mind forward and creatively crafting what you want.