My word, and my intention, is: Light.
Light represents several different concepts to me:
- Attitude: a positive, sunny outlook
- Reaction: pausing to reframe and challenge negative beliefs
- Lifestyle: less clutter, less stuff, more time to play
I used an "Energize Your Intention" webinar and worksheet from my life coach, Elena Sonnino, to help me crystallize my thoughts. You can find those free resources here.
Where does that intention live in your body?My heart and mind
Does your intention have a color?Yellow
What does your intention sound like? Does it have its own song?Wind Chimes
"Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
What does your intention look like?I originally had yellow balloons in mind, but the image at the top of this post arrived in my inbox on the same day I was searching for an image. I see balloons, sun, and soap bubbles when I look at this picture.
What do you need to release to make room for your intention?Negative thoughts, worrying, catastrophizing, clutter, judgement, rigidity, expectations, self-consciousness, busyness, hurrying
What do you need to cultivate to embody this intention?Making time for play, practicing positive reframing, being in the moment, mindfulness, patience, flexibility, compassion (especially towards myself)
Where does this intention or feeling already exist in your life?
- Running with friends
- Doing yoga
- Playing with Legos
- Being fully present with my family
- Listening to my son sing with reckless abandon