New Year’s resolutions. Intentions. Goals. Ugh.
I mean, aren’t the holidays overloaded ENOUGH, without having to think about improving myself too???
Maybe you can relate.
So this year, when I felt that “hurry up and reflect” hamster in my belly, first, I noticed it.
Next, I checked in with what I wanted to feel this holiday season: Playful. Spacious. Connected.
Finally, I asked myself what I wanted to do. Besides enjoying all of the celebrations, I wanted to enjoy this rare time off with my schoolteacher sweetie. I wanted to sleep in together. To read books. To watch movies. To go for walks and watch for birds. To hike in the woods. To tie up loose ends. To sip some fauxnog (lactose intolerant).
So I let myself off the hook. (Maybe you could too).
I knew that once everyone was back at work and the last holiday had been celebrated and the last weekend savored, I’d be ready to go inward and reflect. And guess what? I was.
I still haven’t set any resolutions, and I probably won’t. But here’s an easy ritual I love that you might like too:
- I invite in a word or a phrase for the year. I use it as a guiding light for my actions on a daily basis. (Christine Kane writes a great article for how you can do that too).
So far, this is my phrase for 2015:
In fact, next week's blog is all about putting your passion first.
Do you have a word or a phrase for this year? What is it? I’d love to hear about it.