What Should Be Your Focus This Month?
Happy New Year!!! In many ways, it is hard to believe that we have jumped right into 2021, while in other ways, it could not come quickly enough. Regardless of how you viewed it, I hope that this newsletter finds you healthy and doing a few things that you love.
While social isolation and changes in routine became commonplace for everyone in 2020, I know, for many, this has created a huge amount of emotional, physical, and financial hardship.
If you are suffering in any area of your life, please reach out for support. I would love to hear from you. While I might not be able to remedy the immediate problem or situation, I can certainly listen and work with you to develop some solutions or at least some strategies to help you manage whatever is happening in your life.
A positive outcome of spending more time at home afforded me the opportunity to participate in an online course with one of my mentors, Kathy Pike. During one of our online lessons, my assignment was to go out to the barn with my horse, G, and practice an exercise called Release and Reclaim.
Without going into excessive detail, here is a quick overview. I was to walk around beside G while stating out loud all of the things that I wanted to release and any energy I was prepared to let go of from my life. For example, I wanted to release my perfectionist tendencies, my concern about what others think—I think you get the idea.
Trust me when I tell you that the list was quite long and we had to walk for a bit to get it all out!
However, the most interesting part about the experience happened when I started walking and talking about what I was ready to welcome into my life. Yikes, I could only come up with a couple of things that felt genuine and authentic!
At this point, G stopped walking with me as if to say, ‘well if you don’t know what you want, I can’t help you.” I had to ask myself, how could I be so unclear about what I want?
While 2020 introduced us all to many new challenges and gave us a good dose of what we don’t want in our lives, it occurred to me that a developing pattern for most of us might have become focusing on that which we don’t want.
If you have spent any time studying the Law of Attraction, you will recognize the statement, “what we resist, persists.” As we kick off 2021 (and kick out 2020), let’s turn our energy, focus, and attention to what we want for ourselves, making small daily choices that align with our core values.
“Never underestimate the big importance of small things.”
~Matt Haig, The Midnight Library
So, to reclaim those parts of yourself that are so vitally important, make a list of 3 things that you truly want for your life. Write them on post-it notes and paste them all over your house, car, and office, if needed, as daily reminders. For example, instead of focusing on your current debt, shift your focus to becoming financially secure. What areas of your life are both the most important AND need attention?
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”