Core desired feelings are the way you want to feel daily. They’re not destination driven like some goals but are based on the way you want to feel most often. Not just when you’ve achieved these goals but when you’re on the way to achieving them and all the times in between.

Danielle LaPorte says, “What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays — your life?”

My lovely kinesiologist, Elena Pilch, helped me to identify mine. Behold my CDF’s; Creative, Connected, Free and Peaceful. I brainstormed some things I can do to feel these on the daily.

Creative: To feel creative I can write. Thank you dear reader for indulging my musings. I can dance and sing. Around the house, in the car or with a group at 5 rhythms and I’m contemplating joining a choir. I can also see movies or music and go to the theatre. I’m going to start setting myself an * artist’s date each week to actively seek inspiration as suggested by Julia Cameron in “The Artist’s Way”.

Connected: To feel connected I can spend time with friends. Speak on the phone to people (what!). Engage positively with online friends. And meet like-minded new friends at meet-up groups and workshops.

Free: To feel free I can drive places (a relatively new thing for me) or go for a walk. I can read the weekend paper while sipping a coffee in a café. I can plunge myself into water in the form of a swim, spa, bath or shower. I can be on holiday or be planning or dreaming of my next one.

Peaceful: To be a peaceful warrior I can meditate, go to the gym. Read booky wookys. Burn essential oils. Pat the fluffy cat angel. Enjoy tea and toast. Plunge in water or seek out nature.

What are your CDF’s Dear Reader? And how can you feel these as oft as possible?

 Love and light and creative, connected, peaceful freedom xxx Yvette

For more:

Danielle LaPorte:

Julia Cameron:

*The Artist’s Date is a block of time that aspiring and established artists devote to stepping aside from their work to engage in simple, fun activities that nourish their creative spirits.