2. I (often) sometimes take life, my goals, and myself way too seriously.
The other morning, I was struck with an idea to combine gaming with my life in a way that would help me to shift my mindset around some things, and have more fun in general.
It’s working, and I want to share it with you.
The gist of it is that I start my day as if I was The Hero of Our Story, setting out on my grand adventure. I pick my Equipment, a few Buffs, a Potion, and my Quests.
I sit down for a few minutes in the morning to write down what I’ve picked, and what it does for me. Here’s an example from today, and I try to limit each area to three slots so I don’t get overwhelmed or take up too much time.
Today I put on a comfy yellow sweater, a carnelian necklace, and a dragonfly scarf. BORING. See, this is an adventure. What did I actually put on?
Carnelian Necklace of Creative Fire: +100 to confidence and creativity
Yellow-Gold Sweater of Sunshine: Absorbs and radiates light and joy as needed.
Dragonfly Scarf of Transformation: +50 to positivity. Banishes low vibration thoughts, actions, and energies, so the soul can grow.
These are essentially affirmations, but I imagine them as a “buff” or aura that’s with me all day long.
Blessing of Motivation: I am driven to accomplish my goals today.
Aura of Gratitude: I recognize and am grateful for everything that enters into my life.
Strength of Spirit: I am strong, but gentle, and I share my warmth willingly.
Special Sip of Synchronicity: (Coffeeeeeee) This guarantees that something magical and amazing will happen to me today.
Seriously, what’s a hero without their quests?
#1: I will finish designing the super secret special project
#2: I will market my book in at least one way today
#3: I will take a side-quest to wash the dishes and vanquish the filthy kitchen
And then, finally, we have what might be the most important part of this exercise, which is the inventory. Your inventory will start out empty, but fill up quickly as you go through the day and collect good thoughts and experiences. It’s essentially a gratitude list. Here’s an example from yesterday of what I picked up throughout my adventure.
1 New Subscriber (Yay!)
1 Free Gift Given (Awesome!)
A New Firestarter Session rocked my world (Amazing!)
A beautiful and soulful bracelet from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend (thankyouthankyouthankyou)
A super sweet compliment from Queenie (<3 <3 <3)
etc. etc. etc.
If you got something or gave something, and it even for a moment lit up your day, acknowledge it. Build up your gratitude, build up your light. Level UP!
You can pull makeup and other things into the equipment, too. Yesterday I applied Golden Lip Gloss of Beauty and Luxury, and Sweet Patchouli Perfume of Pleasure to remind myself that every moment is one worth savoring.
Run wild with this. What do you want from today?
Suit up. Have fun. Embrace your inner-Hero.
And oh my goodness, if anyone out there tries this please share? I want to know how you tackled your own adventures!
Castiel: Can I tell you something if you promise not to tell another soul? Dean: Okay. Castiel: I’m not a hammer, as you say. I have questions. I-I have doubts. I don’t know what is right and what is wrong anymore, whether you passed or failed here. But, in the coming months, you will have more decisions to make. I don’t envy the weight that’s on your shoulders, Dean. I truly don’t