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The 2022 Glow-Up: Strategically Designing and Manifesting your Next Upgrade

Dec 30, 2021 10:00AM ● By Nana Ama Addo

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If you are reading this, congratulations! You have made it to the end of the year! Looking towards the future, with proper planning and execution, and with the odds in our favor, achieving your goals may be strenuous, but very rewarding. Let’s explore an excellent strategy of designing and manifesting your goals to move to the next level in 2022.

What is manifestation? Manifestation is usually known as bringing a desire to fruition through the power of the mind. Intention and action, coupled with perseverance and flexibility, may lead you to the path of manifestation. Here is a guide to strategically designing and manifesting your goals for 2022. You might want to get your journal for this one.

1. Envision your ideal self

As we evolve, our goals and visions for ourselves may also evolve. Consider what your ideal self looks like, and include the daily tasks, habits, and community that this ideal self embodies. If you have very specific desires, like publishing a fashion collection or starting a new hustle, imagine the life and habits of a fashion designer or entrepreneur. Create clear, concise goals for yourself. Meditate for 10 minutes on experiences and the lifestyle that comes with this next level of yourself.

2. Create a vision board

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Use the aforementioned notes to create a vision board for yourself. Whether your vision board is physical or digital, design it in a way that it inspires, motivates, and guides you to your new self. A digital vision board may be more versatile because it can be utilized as backgrounds or screensavers for your devices.

3. Align your habits and actions with your new vision of yourself.

 You may notice that some of your current habits may not be on this vision board. The new you will require a transformation of habits and mindsets. To accompany this transition, you can make use of inspiring speeches or podcasts from leaders in your ideal field, and listen to them in the morning to kickstart your new habits. Routines work well for some. Creating a daily routine, including morning meditation, affirmations, intention settings and break times may help you to move through our day with purpose.

4. Find your tribe + have an accountability partner

Find or connect with a friend who has similar drive and interests as you, and motivate each other to reach higher heights. Sometimes when you are moving to the next level, your circle must change, and that is okay. Surround yourself with a tribe who is going to the next level, and you will find you immerse yourselves in different conversations, different pastimes, and different mindsets.

What advice do you have for folks who are ready to move to the next level of their lives?  Comment below!

 Nana Ama Addo is a writer, multimedia strategist, film director, and storytelling artist. She graduated with a BA in Africana Studies from the College of Wooster, and has studied at the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Nana Ama tells stories of entrepreneurship and Ghana repatriation at her brand, Asiedua’s Imprint ).

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