D.I.V.E. stands for Desires, Intentions, Values, and Emotions.
…and here is how each is defined:
Desires – what you most want, yearn for, crave
Intentions – what you aim to accomplish
Values – what is most important to you in life
Emotions – strong feelings or passions, an affective state of consciousness that you experience physiologically
The D+I+V+E formula is how we should approach living our most amazing life – our big beautiful dream life. We should DIVE into the authentic depths of who we are and who we want to be – which is so much defined by our truest desires, intentions, values and emotions.
We strongly desire certain experiences of life, we all have a purpose and aim in life, we have ideals and values we want to live by and we want to feel a certain way about our lives.
But how much of your life on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis are you really considering these things when you’re deciding what to do, be and say yes to?
Are most of your life choices and commitments aligned with your true desires, intentions, values and how you want feel?
My guess is no they are not. Probably because most of us haven’t thought about measuring our daily lives against how much we’re honoring ALL four of these perimeters. But now I want to call your attention to a new way of making choices about what you say yes to in every area of your life.
If you really want to design and live your dream life on your terms then it’s time to DIVE in and make more meaningful and powerful choices in your daily life.
You can’t just work on fulfilling your dreams and manifesting your ideal life on the weekends or in your spare time.
The work of designing and creating your dream life is a full-time job and daily effort. You must go deep and full throttle in every aspect of your life.
Ask yourself are you honoring your desires, values, intentions and emotions when it comes to your:
- Spiritual Life
- Home + Family Life
- Health _ Well-Being
- Vocation + Work Life
- Play + Pleasure
- Personal Style
If you are not then now is the time to DIVE into your life in a whole new way.
Manage your day in three chunks – morning, afternoon, evening.
Ask yourself how do you want to spend each part or chuck of your day? What desires, intentions, values and emotions are critical for you to fulfill in order for you to feel satisfied in each of the above areas and in each part of your day.
Now of course I know many of you may be working jobs that are not at all related to what you really want to do in life but this is when you have to get creative.
How can you customize and make your work environment more inviting from the chair you sit in to the pen you write with? How can you make the space you have to work in for now more beautiful and pleasurable? Think in terms of the senses – use textures, scents, beautiful objects, art, and music to enhance your space. You can even put up a picture that represents the work you really want to do to focus and align your desires and beliefs. Remember what you focus on is what you create in your life.
As much as possible make sure your work is aligned with your values, intentions, and how you want to feel. Do everything in your power to change what can be changed in the moment while also taking the steps to create a new ideal work life.
Our vocation or work life is probably the most challenging of the key areas of our lives to apply the D.I.V.E. formula to so it may take some time to redesign this aspect of your life. It simply will not happen overnight especially if you are in a job you hate and don’t yet see a way out of but life is all about cultivating what you want one purposeful step at a time.
Other areas you will want to focus on right away is your spiritual life and your health and well-being, which are foundational and fundamental to everything else in your life falling into place.
There are a lot of people out there trying to sell us on their solution for creating a life we love but what they aren’t telling you is how much focused time and effort is required to create that life. They aren’t talking about cultivation. There is no magic pill for getting the life of your dreams. It’s a cultivated journey. And it starts with you diving into your life in a whole new way by measuring each of your commitments, choices and chunks of your day by whether you are honoring your desires, intentions, values, and emotions (how you want to feel).
It’s time to dive deep beneath the surface of what is to discover the treasure that is the life you really want to live.
Call to Action:
- Pick an area of your life to dive into that isn’t working for you and get to work on applying the D.I.V.E. formula.
- Learn more about The Flow Mapping Sessions – your course for designing and cultivating a life you love.
- If it resonates share this post with your peeps.