For many years now at the beginning of the year, I choose a word as guide to help me make tiny and big decisions throughout the year. A feeling of some need determines the word, I try on several, like shoes, to see if it fits, feels right. "Competence", "Helper", "Variety" "Decisiveness" are all words of the past. Each one in their own way directed my choices, and thus enriching my experiences. I love the simplicity of it, baby stepping my choices into new directions. No goal setting, just gently guiding my way with the power of a need and a word that represents that need.
This year, based on significant reflections is: "uncomfortable" Yes, I want to be uncomfortable. Comfort is a wonderful feeling, too much of it can build "ruts", routines that don't energize or stretch me. So often I avoid situations that are uncomfortable because, "I don't know anyone there", "I might not be good enough at this new sport", "I don't know how to get there", "I don't want to go out, it's too cold" and on and on and on. Comfort is great! Being uncomfortable is an adventure! So this year it's about choosing to be uncomfortable more often.
Simple, but it works for me. I'm looking forward to new adventures this year!
Enjoy your time,