Every year at this time I choose a word of focus for the new year ahead. It has been a powerful exercise that has allowed me clarity and direction throughout the year.
I don’t know why I never thought of it before, but this year I decided to talk with my hubby about the word and we choose a word together. The word is, you guessed it, HEALTHY!
I’m so pleased to able to have a partner this year with my word as we journey down the healthier path together in 2014.
To help hold myself accountable and in the hopes of helping and encouraging you on your journey, I will be posting the specific changes, additions and deletions that we are making on my new Pinterest Board , called Healthy Living 2014. I hope to encourage all of us and I really look forward to learning from others and having them (and you) share what’s working.
If the word healthy isn’t resonating with you at the present time and/or if choosing a word for a whole year seems like too big of a commitment, consider just the concept and adapt it to fit your world. How about a new word each month or each week?
When you choose one, write it on the bathroom mirror, on a sticky note in the cupboard, make a desktop or phone background, and/or put it on a paper in your wallet – anywhere and everywhere to help you remember what you are committed to for that time frame.
It is a simple but important exercise that can have life enhancing effects for you, the people in your life and for your whole year – not just the ‘new’ part of it!
So… what’s your word going to be?
Here’s to creating a SPECTACULAR 2014! Steph 🙂
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. She empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca. * Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.