In my last post, I shared the idea of selecting a yearly theme instead of making New Year's resolutions.
With our busy lives, it's easy to forget our intention so I've gathered a few tips to help you stay on track and put your theme into practice.
1. Journal About It
Journal about what your theme means to you. Reflect on how it will impact your thoughts, behaviors and actions. Consider how all aspects of your life (e.g., health, relationships, career, finances, etc.) will change if you live in accordance with your theme.
2. Question It
Craft a check-in question that will keep your thoughts and actions in alignment with your theme. For example, if your theme is "joy," ask yourself, "Will this experience/ action/person/thing bring me joy?" Or, if it's "health," you could ask, "Does this thought/action/person/thing promote or demote my health? (Thanks to Beth Grant for turning me on to this idea.)
3. Post It
Stick reminder notes on your fridge, mirror, computer, desk, steering wheel, cookie jar, etc.
4. Schedule It
Schedule a daily, weekly or monthly reminder in your calendar to check in with yourself and assess how well you're living in alignment with your theme.
5. Visualize It
Create a vision board with a collage of images that represent your theme and hang it on your fridge, in your office, above your bed, etc.
6. Support It
Seek support and accountability from a partner, friends, family members, mentor, therapist or coach.
And, lastly, consider tattooing it on your forehead. :)
To Your Best Year Yet!