A few weeks ago, I did something I’ve never done before. I went to the dark side and bought a planner. Yes, you heard me right. A planner! Mind you, I’m not talking some online version. This a spiral-bound behemouth, and I intend to carry with me everywhere.
Perhaps to some of you, the act of buying a planner is no big deal. If this is you, I can only assume you’re one of those organized people. Uh-huh. You may be one of those, the type who writes a list of tasks, then actually GOES AND DOES THOSE TASKS.
If you were standing in front of me, I’d be eyeing you suspiciously, trying to figure out what magic sorcery you’re hiding. For me, motivation doesn’t show up systematically. No, it comes through inspiration. Sure, I can appreciate a good system, but not for system’s sake. If the structure serves a wider vision, though, then you’ll get my attention.
And so I ask: How do you want to feel this year? Pick a word. Then choose three more. What actions can you take to feel this way, at least more of the time? Consider how you can arrange your time to make it happen.
For me in 2016, word number one is empowered. I’ll say it again: I want to feel more empowered this year. I’d also like to feel vital and rested and centered. And so, here I go. One day, then the next, then the next, I’ll think about this as I fill in my calendar.
Whatever words you select, I commend your goals. (Unless you happen to be Donald Trump and have also chosen empowered. In that case, I have to believe you’ve already got more power than you know what to do with. And, hey, what the heck are you doing on a blog for women creatives, anyway?)
Planner or no planner, I hope in 2016 you find lots of ways to honor your chosen feelings and live them out. And I really do want to know the words you choose, so feel free to let me know.