One of the things I love most about a new year is setting my new theme for the year. I don’t remember when I first heard of this concept, but it is something I have been doing for years. I have suggested clients use a yearly theme, as well, and we all benefit from it. You can start your theme at any point in the year, and now is a perfect time! Set a new one next January 1st and keep it for all of next year or set it anytime and use it until the end of the year.
You may already notice a theme unfolding for your year. Sometimes it is just obvious and pops into your head. It can be helpful to look at the past year. You may not have set a theme on purpose, but most certainly, one happened in your life regardless. What was it? What did it teach you? And now where do you take it from here?
Your theme will be only one word. What one word will make the biggest impact on your life in the next year, or between now and the end of the year? My theme this year is Foundation. The meaning for me is getting back to basics in each area of my life:
I ask myself how I can apply my theme in each area. It is truly enlightening! Whenever I start to take action in any area, I ask myself “how does this action fit in with my theme?” This has helped me to make much better decisions. Some other examples of themes I have seen are success, be, love, compassion, challenge, freedom, fit, balance, impact, spirit. The possibilities are endless. In the book I mentioned above, the authors suggest looking within your heart- which takes setting aside quiet time for yourself- to see what comes up. Looking up to God (or your higher power) for answers. Once you have your word/theme- the key is living it out.
Tuesday February 11, 2014 I will be doing a 1/2 hour Blog Talk Radio Show on this subject with more info, more ideas, thoughts and I would love to hear your input and experiences. Please join me ! Here is the information:
What’s your theme? If you have one, please share it in the comments and tell us what it means to you!