How Powerful is my ‘F’ Word?

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Each year I choose a word to help anchor and move me forward. Last Year’s word was ‘focus’ . I used it to help me filter out my Hell Yes’s and identify the things I needed to shift and heal….last year was full of healing and shifting. It also helped me create and deliver my first fully integrated esoteric/scientific program (watch for the next session in February).

 

This year’s word is ‘flourish’ – I know I’ve got an ‘f’ thing going. 2013 was ‘fun’ not planned but interesting. Flourish embodies connection, growth, enjoyment, authenticity, and freedom in all areas of my life. I’m eager to see what the year has in store, how about you?

 

What:

How can we maximize the energy of possibility, positive change, and dreams to reality that the new year ushers in?

 

Why:

Studies show that those who set goals are more likely to achieve them and that only 45% of us set new year’s resolutions and those that do are highly likely to abandon them within a month.

The dreams we dream, the things we want, and the goals we set all have a common thread. We believe that, in the achieving/having of them, we will feel better. Our natural state of being is happiness, and we are continually seeking to reclaim more of that in our lives.

So why do we so often side step our own happiness? We set huge goals without intermediate steps or don’t set goals at all, and then we take any perceived mistake and use it to beat ourselves up creating a 1 step forward and 2 steps back sort of momentum.

What if instead you were to have a benchmark, a guiding light to help you move forward and celebrate your progress rather than magnifying your bumps?

 

Try this: Light a candle, grab your favorite beverage, a pen and paper, and gift your self an hour (alright 30 minutes if you must). Make 3 columns on your paper and label them as follows:

  1. Things I love and want more of
  2. Things I don’t like and want less of
  3. How do I want to feel

 

Now list as much as you can think of. Then look at your lists and jot down words that embody what you want to feel and have.

 

Here is part of mine that helped me land on flourish-

 

Things I love and want more of

  • Walks on the beach
  • Connecting with family and friends
  • Great conversations
  • Coaching/teaching
  • Learning new things

 

 

Things I don’t like and want less of

 

  • Emotional drama
  • Overgiving
  • People pleasing
  • Swollen feet
  • Sitting for long periods of time

 

How do I want to feel

 

  • Open
  • Connected
  • Inspired
  • Expansive
  • Useful

 

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