Over the last few posts I have shared my thoughts about New Years Resolutions, tips on setting goals and asking yourself what you want from life. However, I have not shared with you my most favourite way to set my intentions for the New Year.
I have been doing this for a couple of years now, and it is a practice which I truly love.
What I love to do is to set a word or a phrase which will be my theme for the year.
Why do I love this so much? It takes the pressure off a to do list for 2017, it allows me to step away from thinking too much and it just allows the year to flow. I find this is a fabulous way to connect to what your heart desires, rather than everything you should be doing. It is a step away from rigidity, and allows me to go more with how I feel, rather than something I added to my 2017 list of things to do.
(Sidenote, I feel the need to share with you that I do have a list of things I want to achieve this year, however this over-arching word is like a guiding light for me for the year)
It has taken some time for me to work out my word for this year. Last year was about “surrender”, and that took me a huge journey of personal growth. Last year unfolded in ways I never imagined, and for me the word I set to guide me truly does have a lot of power through my year.
So for 2017, my guiding word is CURIOSITY.
This word is about more fun and less structure, more freedom and less control and more surrender and less overthinking.
Personally, I know I get so focused on how everything should turn out, and on doing everything the correct way. It is time for me to empower myself, to allow more curiosity into my life to just allow to see what would happen if …
I would love to hear from you in the comments below, what is your word or guiding phrase for 2017?