Take a moment and breathe. Inhale, exhale–multiple times using deep, powerful breaths.
Clear your mind.
Close your eyes and start to visualize waking up.
This day is different. Inside of your mind, you can visualize any reality you want. You can create the life you want in your head–become the greatest version of yourself–then bring it into reality.
You can do anything with enough focus.
Your visualized self does everything right. He doesn’t smoke cigarettes, sleep in, or eat the food he knows he needs to stay far, far away from. He takes care of himself.
He works hard. He wakes up on time and he knows his weaknesses. He adapts his life to overcome them. He might use a daylight alarm clock to help wake up because he knows he tends to sleep in.
Your best self overcomes problems.
This ‘you’, does everything you know you need to do for yourself. He takes care of you like how you should take care of yourself. He takes care of you like how you take care of your dog. Or your child.
The greatest version of yourself–the version you could be today if you took care of yourself–knows what his paths are for his mind, body, and spirit. And he pursues them every day like a thirsty man chasing water.
You may be reading this article on your phone. You may be at your desk, sitting in a comfortable chair.
Silence your phone.
Spend between ten and twenty minutes imagining what a day-in-your-life looks like if you did EVERYTHING you know you are supposed to do.
Most of you will continue reading without doing the visualization exercise. You aren’t ready to become the greatest version of yourself and your presence is no longer wanted.
What Could Your Life Look Like?
One of my favorite quotes from Jordan Peterson’s best-selling book, 12 Rules for life, is this one.
“You need to consider the future and think, What might my life look like if I were caring for myself properly?”
I think about it often.
During my morning and night meditations–part of the primer that prepares me for the day or prepares me for rest–I meditate on my life if I did everything to my exact standards.
Achieving a perfect day is hard if not impossible. The greatest version of yourself is an ideal to strive for.
Primers are part of The Andreian Code. They occur in the morning and at night. Then, again on Sunday to prepare for the rest of your week. Sunday primers include cleaning, meal prep; all the things you can do to focus on work the rest of the week. Meaningful work.
In my hallucination, my life is hard work, but greatly fulfilling and full of purpose. All of our lives can be fulfilling. But we must follow the paths we know we each need to take.
Three paths for the Andreian.
Body, Mind Spirit. Learn more about the paths on the about page.
If you know yourself–and knowing yourself is hard–you know what you want. What you truly, truly want. Most of us bury our wants & needs because we fear we will never get them. This is a lie.
You can have anything.
You can get what you want and if you try you most likely will. Getting what you want isn’t a complicated process. People try to make it complicated so you will buy their self-help books and worthless courses. They sell these things to get what they want with your support.
That’s not to say all books and courses are worthless. But we often spend too much time thinking and planning how to get what we want instead of going out to get it.
We fear the small failures we will face while chasing what we want so we prepare until there is no time left to pursue our destiny.
Almost half of us fear failure and the other almost-half fear success. Both groups fear the unknown and don’t know what their life would look like if they got what they wanted.
A small minority knows what they want, spend time walking their paths every day, and take care of themselves properly so they are optimized for getting what they want.
Aun Drey ans.
How different would your life be if you started taking care of yourself today?