It’s the beginning of February and many people have already lived through the entire cycle of their New Year’s resolutions, from thinking about what they wanted to change and do differently this year to committing to doing it and getting in action around their goals.
And then some have given up on them. Others have lost their initiative to find or enroll the resources or support structures they need to have in place to really do things differently. And still others gave up on making resolutions a long time ago.
Today, I want to offer you a different kind of resolution, one that sticks and stays with you all year long.
Creating a theme for your year is a way of setting the tone and focus for what you want to not only accomplish but learn – about yourself, how you show up – or don’t — in the world, and about others in your world.
When thinking about a theme, keep in mind that it permeates all areas of your life, not just one area.
Examples of themes are freedom, collaboration, expansion, abundance, courtship, and evolution.
Choosing a theme is personal. It applies to your personal life, professional life, your spiritual life, your romantic life, your health – every part of who you are and what you experience.
Once you decide on a theme, get a journal and take time at least once a week to write down how your theme is showing up in your world and what you are learning about yourself through your theme.
You will find that your theme will potentially highlight things you haven’t paid attention to in the past. Then you can resolve to change them – or not – once you become aware of them.
If you’d like to know more about identifying and setting your theme up and how I have worked with this type of resolution each year, I’m happy to talk with you about it.
May your year be a rich one in every way!