Can I recycle my 2018 Power Word?
The word that “chose” me in 2018 was alignment. Without regurgitating that whole story, alignment helped me focus on who I wanted to BE and not on what I wanted to DO. Our whole lives are about doing doing doing and going going going. Staying aligned helped me reach the biggest goal in my lifetime – I purchased my first home!
I didn’t want to jinx my lucky Power Word so it took a while for my 2019 Power Word to find me. I meditated on how I wanted to stay aligned and reflected on personal and professional goals. With the hustle and bustle of moving a month before the holidays I got pulled away from writing and my health. Although I give myself the month of December to act a fool with Christmas cookies, I didn’t want January to feel like torture.
With the blessing of our new home and the excitement of decorating for the holidays I spent more time in gratitude. The funny thing about gratitude is that it’s not about foreseeing our future. Gratitude is looking at what’s right in front of you. I may not have the time to work on my triceps or create weekly blog content but I have a plentitude of other gems at my feet. I read through an old post about “ego” and BOOM! The inspiration I was looking for struck me like lightning.
When we live in fear and complaints, we block our blessings.
When we are grateful for the abundance we already have, creativity has room to flourish.
We open the door to opportunity and clarity when we live in abundance, and not fear.
As I stay in “ALIGNMENT” with who I have become, I will continue to focus on ABUNDANCE. Of course it would be beneficial to make more money and have more resources for me and family. But in the interest of humility and gratitude, I plan on working with the resources already provided to me to cultivate a healthy and successful path forward.
Here’s some ideas on how to use your Power Word or Vision Board:
How will you use what’s already been given to you to make your vision board or Power Word come to life?
Examples: Apps for budgeting, 401K resources from work, blender for juices & smoothies, friends who travel often can provide you with travel hacks, recreation center with affordable gym membership, boot camp or kickboxing class close to work, entrepeneurs in the family who understand business prep.
What habits do you need to add to your life in order to see changes happen?
Examples: Change wake up times, limit TV binges, limit mindless scrolling on the phone, read more books or articles related to goal or vision board, rethink shopping patterns (especially if you’re learning how to live minimally), change social patterns on the weekend, tell the people closest to you what your new habits are, add Instagram or Pinterest accounts related to your goal.
What worked for you last year or with previous goal setting efforts? How can that recipe for success be repeated now?
If your Vision Word has lost its luster, write a letter to it. Talk to it. Now that you have chosen this intention it is a living breathing thing. Feed it.
It’s possible to hoard goals and plans.
It’s also possible to think minimally and remind ourselves of what has worked before, what we can still use (like my alignment philosophy) and slowly add what we need. Overwhelm is never a good look. In a world full of anxious minds, I find it best to simplify.
Less muss, less fuss.
My plate is now empty and ready for more greatness!