2017 has arrived! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that you are as excited and anticipatory about the upcoming year as I am. Although I have a lot of plans, ideas, and dreams in store for the year, I am equally excited to open up, accept, and see what serendipitously “flows” my way. (Stay tuned for more about living in flow, as it is a theme I will be focusing on this year.)
New Year’s Resolutions? Not for me!
A few years ago, I came across the concept of adopting a single word to set my intention for the year, in lieu of New Year’s Resolutions. After all, only 8% of resolutions are achieved. Being a “wordie” I LOVED the idea of carefully selecting a single word to set the tone, agenda, and aspiration for the year. Think about it, if you could distill down to one word all that you hope and long for in the coming year and what is currently on your heart and mind? How completely awesome is that.
For some, having to choose only one word is amazingly difficult. The purpose is to focus on a deeply valued intention for the year, and then day by day, week by week, and month by month, follow through with actions that support your value. The first two years I participated, choosing one word came easy. Without much thought, words just surfaced…year one was HARMONY, year two was FOCUS. This year was a little more difficult because I have so many themes fresh on my heart and mind. The contenders were: CONNECTION and MIRACLE. SINCERITY seemed to have arrived out of nowhere, but I know that this is part of what is flowing to me right now.
So, my compass word for the year is “CONNECTION.” My value is people and relationships, and my aim is to connect deeply, sweetly, and in a very real, open hearted, and exposed way with: family, friends, clients, my mindfulness/meditation tribe, my support groups, my colleagues, and community.
My secondary word is “SINCERITY.” (I lovingly gave myself permission to have a secondary word, because psychologically flexibility is key!) 2017 is already ripe with change, good change, bittersweet change, change that is forcing me to stretch beyond my comfort zone and grow. And in the middle of a wave of uncertainty, a thought settled over me…do all things with sincerity, and your heart will be full, and you will flourish. And so with sincerity, my 2017 will be focused on keeping it real with myself and with you! And I can’t tell you how freeing this is…for me to be me and for you to be you, and for us to revel in who and what we are together.
Ready to choose a word? Click here for a download to take you through the process of choosing ONE WORD.
And as for connection, I long to connect in a real way with you. Though meeting and seeing you in person is preferred, I know that this isn’t always impossible...but, we can at least connect virtually. So…
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Here’s to a fantastic 2017!