This is the second year I have chosen a focus word. 2015 was all about mindfulness. 2016 was about rejuvenation. In February I vowed to ask myself:
- Will this rejuvenate me?
- Will this bring more or less energy into my life?
- Will I feel better (mentally, emotionally, physically) after I do this?
- Do I need rest more than this?
Sadly, I haven’t looked directly at these questions since I wrote them. I have, however, considered the ideas of them throughout the year.
I can’t say that I am healthier than I was a year ago. But I can say that I am more in-tuned with what I need to feel rejuvenated. I no longer stress about making choices that will make me feel better mentally, emotionally and/or physically. After the November elections, this became more necessary in my world and the world we all share.
I’ve already begun the process of contemplating what my word will be for 2017. I love following the process outlined by Susannah Conway and I look forward to unraveling a new year!