If you don't already know what 2017 was like for me read this post here.
I know that what I dealt with last year was similar to what a lot of you dealt with so I can’t say that 2017 was a bad year, per se, but it was definitely a transformative year for me.
It was the 2nd year of the 2-year transformation that I’ve been going through ever since having my son in 2016, but 2017 was very interesting for me because it was the first time that I kind of, you know, dropped that whole victimhood persona and really just stopped trying to please everybody else.
I can’t say that that was an easy process to go through, but It was definitely a year where I truly began shedding all the stupid layers of myself that I had put there to protect myself for whatever reason. But as we all know, the things that were maybe once used as defense mechanism are sometimes not needed now at this time in our lives. Once we realize we are holding onto things that no longer serve us it's time to just let them go & slowly work back to who we are at the core. That is the kind of the journey that I’ve been on and I made a lot of headway last year.
Since starting on this journey back to who I truly am I have decided to create themes for my year rather than hustling my face off trying to achieve some bullshit new year's resolution that I'll only keep for a few days.
My yearly theme for 2018 is Inspired Ease. This means making my life and business as easy as fuck this year while also doing things that inspire me. I desire to live each day just following my intuition & my inspiration, but also making things easy FOR myself. I think about it in the way of creating systems, creating & following time pockets and allowing myself to be guided to solutions that will help me make life easier.
This theme resonates with me to the core because it is feeling-based and demonstrates everything that I desire for my life right now. That’s why creating a theme for your year is way better than create a new year’s resolution because it’s based on your heart's true desires. And when you create something based on your feelings you’re more likely to make decisions in accordance to that theme than try to achieve some cliche new year's goal.
Think about it this way...
Let's say your new year’s resolution is to lose weight. First of all, that statement alone isn't really definitive of the daily habits that must be put forth to actually achieve that goal. Simply proclaiming what you want sometimes isn’t enough. Plus, simply stating to the world that you want to lose weight is not reason enough to actually feel motivated to do it.
Where as a yearly theme is based on such deep, core feelings that it makes it quite easy to stay aligned with each and every day.
So, if your original resolution was to lose weight; you could turn it into the yearly theme of "nourishing" or "feeling healthy." Those two themes are likely to guide you to the results that you're ultimately seeking, and aren't based on some superficial resolution. Make sense?
If you've created resolutions for this year and you find you're not even close to staying consistent with it; just scrap them. Say fuck it and throw them away.
I want you instead to think about how you want to feel this year (P.S. this is not a new idea. I initially learned about it from Danielle LaPorte's book Desire Map). Try to tune out all the BS that is telling you "oh but you should feel this way."
Try to tune out all the 'shoulds'. Because whenever you start thinking in 'shoulds' it means that you’re not really thinking from your heart.
So my love, how do you want to feel each day this year? Break that feeling down into one or two words and that will be your theme for the entire year. And, every time that you’re faced with a decision that feels like it might be a difficult decision to make I want you to go back to that theme. This theme will guide you in making those tough decisions because you’ll quickly know if that decision is in alignment with how you truly desire to feel within.
If you need any help with this let me know in the comments below, and also let me know your theme word(s) if you know them!
Sidenote: In alignment with MY yearly theme of inspired ease I have decided to make content creation easy AF not just for me but for YOU too!
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