My Word For 2018: Trust

My Word For 2018: TrustEvery year I choose a word that will help guide me through the upcoming year. This year I chose “trust” as my word, or it chose me!

Last year I learned to be open to change, the unknown, and what was next for me. In the process I have become a more flexible and malleable human, which in my opinion is one of the great characteristics of success. I am learning to adapt to change and “go with the flow”, which is something I had never been good at in the past.

With my new found adaptability in life and comfortability with change, my next step is to trust what will come next. Trust that I am working toward where I will be going to next. Trust that the universe will provide for me. And trust that I am on the path I am meant to be on.

One of the things I have struggled with in the past is letting go of an outcome. In the past, I have typically only done actions and activities that move me toward an outcome I am sure of, or that I have more control over. It always felt good to be in charge of my life and create what I want, but it is also exhausting to constantly be pushing toward something. And devastating when all my hard work, time, and energy doesn’t end in the result I was hoping for.

In my year of trust, I am looking forward to letting go, learning to follow my intuition, listening to my body, heart, and soul, and seeing what becomes of me and my delicious life.

Part of trusting is knowing that everything happens for a reason and that it will all be ok in the end.

Just thinking about it makes me uncomfortable still, but I know with time and practice and patience and forgiveness when I screw up, it will soon be a part of who I am, like change and flexibility now are.

I encourage you to pick a word for YOUR 2018. Something that will guide you into the next phase of your life. A word that helps you become the best version of yourself. An idea or concept that will ultimately bring you peace and happiness and unconditional self-love.

And have the best 2018 EVER!!

I would love to know what your word is this year!

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Focus With Your Word of the Year

Focus On Your Word Of The YearEach year I pick a word that encompasses what I am working on in my life and want to accomplish in the following year. I don’t try hard to find a word, I wait for one to choose me. I reflect on the past year, think about the upcoming year, and then meditate on how I can be the best possible version of myself.

I always want to be taking baby steps toward my ideal life, so my word helps me stay focused and reminds me of my priorities.

Last year my word was SIMPLICITY. I spent time in 2013 getting rid of physical stuff when we got rid of everything and moved into the RV. I spent 2014 simplifying my businesses, debt, and finances. And then I spent 2016 working on my time management and making space in my life for the things that were most important to me.

In 2017, I wanted to simplify even further, working toward resolving some of my complex emotions and cleaning up my mental garbage I had been clinging to for too long. I wanted to create more space in my life, more systems to make my lifestyle goals work, and make a life I could feel at ease with.

I had no idea how this would all matriculate, only that I was craving more simplicity in my life.

Throughout the year, when I was feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I would remember my word and see what I could get rid of. Even when I was living pretty much out of my car, I would always find something to get rid of.

Sometimes it was material things, sometimes de-cluttering my lists, sometimes deleting files from my computer, and sometimes just saying “no” to opportunities, people, and activities, which isn’t always easy!!

By the end of the year, I had made room for whatever was next to come for me and my life. I enjoy seeing space on my calendar and like to over-plan the time each activity will take me during my day. It’s relieved stress, anxiety, and over-whelm which causes me to over-eat and under-sleep. So a total upward spiral!

Focusing on this one word helped me in all areas of my life throughout 2017. I still have some work to do (as always) and still would like to create more systems in my businesses and life to simplify even further, but I’m constantly a work in progress and I know it will come.

I’m excited to see what comes of my 2018 year of “trust”.

What is your word?

What is a word that encompasses not only what you are working toward in your life, but also what you want right now?

What would help give you peace of mind?

What would help you love yourself and your life more?

What would help fill what is missing from your life?

What is something you have always wanted but were afraid to go for?

If you haven’t put any thought into any of these questions, take some time over the next few days in silence or mediation or before you go to sleep at night or in your car before work when you have a few minutes to yourself, and consider picking a word for yourself for 2018.

I would love to hear your word for 2018.

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