How great would it be that everything you do in 2022, you “make it count”?
New Year’s Eve Resolutions. I’m not a fan. Twenty years ago, I started following this little exercise – it was working for me. It was this:
- Before midnight on New Year’s Eve, write all the things/ideas/feelings I am ready to be free from or part with – with no harm to others [please, no desiring someone ill or dead, it’s just asking for a whole bunch of trouble – “you pick up one end of the stick”, and all that].
- At midnight, burn the list (safely) and watch until these ‘things’ go up in smoke, safely.
- After midnight until 4th January, write all the things/feelings/circumstances/experiences I want to attract into my life as if THEY ARE ALREADY HERE – write stuff in the present.
- Put list away somewhere safe and go about life. Maybe after about 6 months, check how I’m going on my ‘attraction’ game… the result is usually “Oh Wow!”.
You can breathe now. That was a long one.
Recently, I sat zoom-chatting to a new friend, Erin. Talking about everything, including New Year’s Eve shenanigans. Erin and I agreed that doing things like this set us up for the year in a way “Resolutions” have never done. She’s been doing something similar.
Erin’s ritual is way simpler.
“I come up with a short phrase that kinda governs my year and everything I think and do in it.”
Her phrase from the last year was “Make It Count.”
Imagine that. Every time I go to do something, start something, stop something… I stop and ask myself, can I make it count?
That was Erin’s phrase. How could I get my own phrase? I could think about how I really annoyed myself this year. Second-guessing decisions. It’s made stuff really hard and, well, pretty boring! My phrase could be:
“Go with my first idea”. Or do I need to think about that? OMG, see what happens? Right, I might need to get a jumpstart on this New Year’s Eve phrase. I’m adopting this now.
What’s your phrase for 2022? I’d LOVE to hear. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or share in comments below.
Whatever you’re into, MAKE IT COUNT. I’m going with my first idea.
Thanks Erin 🙂