Did you know?
February 1 is the New January 1. At least, I’m calling it.
After the bustle of the holidays, and deep in the heart of winter (at least for us here in the Northern Hemisphere), it can feel a bit too early to go raring into January full speed ahead. We need more space.
Back a couple years, I began really listening and taking the full month of January to reflect and get clear on what I desired for the year ahead. I meditate, clean house, and get my spirit and schedule in order.
And besides, so many people with grand intentions on January 1 end up bailing on them by February.
Let’s not do that again this year, shall we?
What’s the alternative to “I’m going to change everything this year, starting now!?”
Making a deep commitment to ourselves, our body and mental health, our quality of life. What would it look like to become fiercely loyal to your vision?
I hope this track helps you get really clear about what you value, words that inspire you, and putting a plan in place to help you not only see progress toward results somewhere in the future – may it allow you to feel and experience what you deserve right. here. right. now.
This year, take a new approach. Welcome to embodied living.
Have a listen, repeat this lesson a few weeks down the road and see how you’re doing. And let me know in the comments what’s on your daily and weekly list to take action and stay inspired.
On the call, I share my own process of how I’ve developed the theme LUMINOUS for 2018. The last bit of written reflection is to answer the question “How will I live out these truths and themes?” Meaning, you commit to a solid, clear list of daily and weekly action steps that help you embody and live according to your values now.
My three daily non-negotiables (for right now, they’re in continual evolution) are Dance, Pray, Connect.
Here’s part of my LUMINOUS short list:
- Morning purification practice – simplified for motherhood – scrape tongue, brush teeth, cold water on face, and warm tea in my belly
- No Netflix Monday-Thursday; to make space for nightly time at my altar for reading, writing, meditating
- Daily outdoor movement – I have a running/walking plan I created written out and taped to my office wall.
- Kiss Jason morning and night
- Weekly Sisterhood connection – making time for friendships and gatherings
- Weekly sitter for Fern so I can have focused. work. time.
I’d love to see your list in the comments! Keep it simple so you can rock it out, committed.
Offer yourself compassion and forgiveness, quick and easy, for any judgment about whether you’ve succeeded or failed this year. It’s all trial and error, anyway. We’re doing our best, truly.
Start fresh today.
Namaste, see you in the comments to share your insights with us!