OK, we are now two weeks into The New Year (eek! Can you believe it!?)
So first of all - I want to thank you for your patience because I am slack with the "regular posting" thing;
And secondly - I want to preface this post with an apology for writing about a topic you've probably seen plastered all over social media since the countdown and fireworks at midnight on NYE.
Click on the link above to work through Susannah Conway's process* and read more about the concept of intention setting if you'd like some guidance and further understanding of the exercise.
Or.. close your eyes (maybe read the rest of my instructions first...)
And think of a word that you'd like to tuck away in your pocket (or scream from the rooftops if that's more your style) that will encompass the next 12 months of your life.
There's no judgement involved in this activity.
Infact, you needn't share this word with anyone if you would prefer to keep it to yourself.
This process (for me anyway) was about finding a word that 'fit'. A word I won't grow out of over the course of the year, as we transition through seasons. A word that neither felt heavy and full of burden, or weightless and insignificant.
So without further ado... I present to you
M Y W O R D F O R 2 0 1 5
B A L A N C E
To be fair.. I did ruin the surprise a little by giving it away in the title of the post.. But hopefully you'll forgive me for that too.
I don't think I can sufficiently explain why this is The One.
But this theme will be key in every aspect of my life.
Imagine a set of old-school scales; or a see-saw in a playground...
Too much weight/attention/focus on one side and the other is sent shooting upwards; uneven; neglected.
My commitment to balance in 2015 is about
Work vs Life
Spend vs Save
Give vs Take
Sensible vs Silly
Rush vs Relax
All vs Nothing
Yin vs Yang
*In the interest of full disclosure - I didn't follow Susannah's 5-step process. But she seems to know what she's talking about, so give it shot if you feel you might benefit...