Do you have your word? I used to resist the WORD of the year. I am a talkative person, my mind is constantly going. Ongoing ideas, thoughts, conversations with myself, God, you name it. Kind of noisy in there sometimes.
Spinning Plates. I was trying so hard to keep everything spinning at the same time. Sometimes I was so focused on keeping those plates spinning, I often missed the experience and joy of the plate itself. Spinning plates is a neat trick, but when this becomes your focus, you tend to not really move forward with anything.
I have been setting some goals for myself. I have a lot of ground to cover. I have a lot of slowing down to do mentally. It may seem like adding more, but I have a long list of DIY for 2014, you can read that HERE. This is the kind of thing that all that spinning has prevented me from completing.
In order to achieve the goals I have set for myself, I realized I had to put down those plates and focus on each goal individually. In order to do this, I needed to make sure I was firmly rooted. Centered.
You cannot grow and become the person you want to be, if you are not secure in your place and have a clear path of where you want to grow to. Just like in nature, plants don’t grow well if they are not firmly attached to the earth.
For 2014, I am firmly attaching myself, grounding myself. When I feel like I am reaching for those plates again, I will remember to stop and re ground. (Is that even a word or phrase, well, neither is a redoux….)
Do you have a word? What are your goals for this year. I would love to hear. Happy New Year.