Graphic made at canva.com ~Explanation below~
You may have guessed (or already know) that my keyword for this year is “Energy.” I have many goals, and I am at a point in my life where I need to make them happen. I don’t want to wait for a better time. Even if it takes years to reach a goal, the time to start is now.
My morning mantra will be- “Let me get moving.” That’s a great start for energy. Of course, I’ve charted out some things I have to do. Stretches to get limber and not feel old or sore all day. I intend that to become like second nature to me. Then the list goes on.
I’ve done this because I read somewhere that a resolution is nothing without a plan. This is so true! Working a full-time job can tire a person out. Yet, I want to reach for more than a Mon.-Fri. workplace. I need energy to do that.
I do hope the graphic is visible and easy to read for all. In a nutshell, it lists what I want to become a regular part of my mindset and my daily routine in an attempt to generate more energy for my goals and to affect the world around me. I truly believe this works. I mentioned the morning stretches, because “Let’s get ready to move freely,” is better than “Crap, my back is sore, I HAVE to get up.” Gratitude, music to help me get going. Singing in the shower, expressing love to my family, asking God to inspire me to help someone else today. Complimenting others I work with, using a 5 to 1 positive ratio for my interactions with students. Then, there’s time to do what I love: reading daily, a writing routine (not necessarily daily but when I am moved), blogging on my goals/progress or mindset once weekly and adding the flash fiction blog entries once or more weekly, avoiding work e-mail at home, and being thankful for it all.
My discovery of a focus keyword for this year was inspired by an entrepreneur on social media. Mindset is such an important thing! Truly, when you must do something physically challenging, they say to find a focal point. Why can’t it be a word? If you are interested, this blog post sets my intention to make Energy my focus and explains why this might help me greatly: A Word for My Intentions