New Year’s resolutions finally bit the dust for me a few years ago. They always felt hollow, arbitrary, and usually didn’t happen. Since then I have started making “themes” for the year, which I find to be much more effective. The first year was “Finding Peace”. Last year was “Leap of Faith”. This year is something a little radical for me. This year is: the year of feeling good!
I’m sure you’re like me in that you plan, make goals, aim higher, and for actors- you go for the next tier. But what if you set all of that aside and just focused on feeling good? As in… you make all your choices based on them making you feel good.
Insanity! I know!
That was a pretty foreign concept to me until last year when I leapt into Danielle LaPorte‘s book, The Desire Map. I had been a fan of hers for years. She is a no-nonsense gal like myself and appreciates the power of some killer shoes. Her idea that, “Feeling good is the primary intention,” (The Desire Map), really started turning my wheels in a different direction.
So when it came time to make my 2015 New Year’s Theme, I had some ideas but they were all pretty half baked. Then I just kept thinking, “What if I just make this The Year of Feeling Good?”. Bam. Pow. That was it. Let me just say, 2015 has already felt different. Less pressure. So much simpler. Even if I’m not feeling good, I’m thinking about when I did and why I’m currently not and how to change it.
I’ve been obsessed with goals and achieving for so long I forgot what the point of it was: to feel good.
Of course I have goals and plans, but now they are coming from a much more meaningful place. I’m excited to make them happen, and I’m even more excited to share them with you.
What would it look like if you focused on feeling good?
PS. I love Danielle’s work so much, I became one of the first Desire Map Licensees. You can find out more about my workshops here. (Disclaimer: I’m also an affiliate for her shop, so the above are affiliate links).