It's 2022 ya'll!!
Are you feeling pumped, jazzed, excited, and just enthused about all this year has to bring???
You're not so much feeling it!!??
Yeah, me neither.
And it's okay.
As we round into year two of this pandemic, we are all just EXHAUSTED, mentally, emotionally, even spiritually, especially those of us who continue to hold all the feelings for the weariness of the world now.
So, how do we keep going and focus on what we can control, even in the midst of confusing news and less than optimal outcomes with the future of the pandemic, variants, etc?
As for me, I don't just give up (and I'm betting you don't either or you wouldn't be reading this right now).
So how do we set goals and work to be our best self when the world continues to be an unpredictable (and even a bit scary) place?
We don't make to-do lists.
We don't give ourselves huge goals.
We don't beat ourselves up when we break our "resolution" by the second week of January.
Instead, we focus on what we want to FEEL in this next year.
I first learned about this concept back in 2015 from Danielle LaPorte and even wrote a blog post about how to use it in your sandtray - you can check it out here for the full blog post (complete with pictures of my sandtray back from over 6 years ago!)
Original blog post about setting soul-filled goals
To sum it up, what I want you to do now is to take just 30-60 seconds and think of one feeling word of what you want to cultivate in 2022.
Got the one word?
Great, now write it down, put it in your phone, stick it to your forehead - whatever works for you to help you see and connect with what you want to feel.
As a bonus (and challenge), I'd like you to create a sandtray around what comes up for you with this feeling. Notice what is in the tray and what is not. Who is there - what do you need to happen to feel more of what you want?
My word for 2022? Peace.
I want to cultivate inner peace about all the things - my work transitions, my relationships, my health. I want to sleep better at night and refrain from the useless worries that cloud my mind and keep me from enjoying my oh-so-blessed life.
To keep myself accountable, I'll be giving you all check-in's about how I'm doing with this peace cultivating and what behaviors and thoughts and stemmed from working to grow peace internally.
You've got this. It's hard, but you're going to make it.