16 Dec 2014
The Number 1 Way to Have THE Best New Year
Ever feel like your life is a great-big ping-pong match (and you’re the ball)? You know what I’m talking about…living in reactive mode 24/7 just trying to keep all the plates in the air. It’s exhausting!
I get it. Believe me.
Maybe it’s time for a different approach in 2015.
If you’d rather spend more time creating your life instead of reacting, you need to be clear on one thing.
How you want to feel every day.
I didn’t always understand how powerful this kind of clarity could be. But I was fortunate to work with a coach a few years ago who gave me this exercise to do during one of our first calls.
I’d gotten myself to a point in my business where I really couldn’t see which direction I wanted to go in and I felt stuck. I was going on and on in our conversation about different opportunities and how I didn’t know what to do or whether any of them were a good idea….on and on, blah, blah, blah.
In the middle of the conversation, she stopped me and said, “How do you want to feel every day?”
I had never stopped to consider that this might be important to know. So, my assignment from the call was to choose 3-5 feeling states that I want to have every day.
I started writing. And the list was long. Very, very long. But as I studied it, groups of words started to fit together. From each group, I picked the one word that resonated with me the most.
I made my list of 5 words.
If you’re wondering why this is so important, here’s the deal. Now, when anything comes my way (an opportunity, a request, an unhealthy choice), I’m able to consider it and see how it measures up against my 5 words. If it doesn’t align with the Fab 5 (that’s what I call them), I don’t do it.
Plain. Simple. No drama. Maximum mojo!
I no longer allow my life be a ping pong match. I let Ease, Generous, Healthy, Powerful and Joy do the heavy lifting for me!
How about you? How would you like to feel every day? I invite you to spend some time with this…then pop over to the comments on my blog page and let me know what words will help YOU create your best year ever.