I didn’t make any resolutions this year. That’s a first for me. Instead, I found myself drawn to the idea of a Word of the Year–choosing a single term that serves to represent what you’d like to get out of the next 12 months.
The value of selecting a specific word for the year, I think, is that instead of setting rigid, concrete goals, you’re setting a gentle-but-powerful intention. A WOTY is a bite-sized mantra that you can reference and use as inspiration, or to attract more of a certain element into your existence. It can also hold you accountable. So, pick a word. Let’s set the mood for 2017, shall we?!
My word of the year is FIRE.
It’s actually an acronym, though:
It’s that time again! Here are three more things you can try, buy, and do to improve your life RIGHT NOW.
By now, we all know that self care is of paramount importance. It’s been a mainstay on this very blog since I started writing. A lot of stories that center on self care, though, seem to focus on great big things people can do to care for themselves–things that can take up a lot of time, energy, and/or money. In my opinion, however, self care should be a DAILY thing. And a weekly thing. And a monthly thing. Seriously, guys; we should be treating ourselves well as frequently as possible. But how?! Like THIS. (If you’re me, anyway.) Here are a few self-care rituals I do each day, week, and month…feel free to make them yours! 😉 (more…)
I’m a big believer in the importance of having things to look forward to. Anticipation is a powerful thing! One of the best parts about the feeling of anticipation, in my opinion, is the feeling of excitement that goes along with it. Really, is there any better feeling than being really and truly EXCITED about something? I think not. It’s great. Excitement is also a pretty personal thing…you can find out a lot about a person if you can figure out what kind of things excite them, even if the person in question is you. In that spirit, here’s the second installment of my omgSOexcited series! Here are a few things I’m excited about & looking forward to this week.
Happy NEWvember! New month = new goals. Here are four things I’m planning on focusing on this month, plus a little check-in on how October went, too. (more…)