My words for 2016 are light, still, whole, and free. These words capture the way I want to feel.
I discovered the idea of “core desired feelings” from Danielle LaPorte’s work (learn more here). I’ve found that when my goal is a desired feeling, any efforts toward it are inherently satisfying. It isn’t about a final destination or ‘achieving’ in traditional terms – it is about connecting to my internal compass. It is about finding and appreciating the things I can choose to do in order to evoke the feelings I like to have. The ideas I’ve listed below feel like invitations to myself, not a chore list.
There is no time like the New Year to try out new routines and organizational strategies. I find that creating order in my schedule and physical environment increases my emotional clarity. Similarly, feeling emotionally disheveled and swamped impacts the way I engage with my space, move through my day, and interact with those around me.
I think mental, emotional, and physical health are interconnected so I like to approach my personal organization efforts in a holistic way. Below are some suggestions for putting your time, space and heart in order this year.
Did you spill your drink when you read the title of this post? Did you assume you read it incorrectly? Did you think, “But Kailea, you love setting goals and making resolutions!” That’s true, I do.
I have been ‘goal-oriented’ since elementary school. Most likely, I started goal-setting because a character in The Baby-Sitter’s Club made it seem fun, but 20 years later, it is still something I do regularly. I’ve been using the below process since high school – it’s basic, but it works for me.