I've never picked a word to represent my year before. I always love hearing about other people's words for the year, but for some reason I've never tried it. I'm more of a resolutions and goal-setting gal, I suppose.
This year, I thought I'd give it a try. After coming across and completing Susannah Conway's brilliant Find Your Word email course, one word was definitely coming to mind: open.
A few days after completing Susannah's course, I came across something that made me realize just how important my new word could be for me. I read a book that explained worrying in a way I'd never thought of before. It said that when we worry about something, we're basically saying NO to any success or happiness that's trying to emerge in that moment.
WHAT. I know, right?? Of course I want more success and happiness. We all do! Reading that made me realize that worrying isn't about caring too much or analyzing a situation, like I thought. Instead worrying is just fear in disguise. And whenever I worry, I'm closing myself off from good things. No more, bro. Knowing that makes me want to stop immediately.
So by declaring open as my word for 2015, I'm promising myself I will do my best to release the worry, fear, doubt, social media comparing ;) Because I want to be open to all of the good that surrounds me and the good that's trying to emerge, in all its forms: love, success, creativity, inspiration, health, happiness, a free chai... whatevs.
I'm sure I'll have some slip ups, going cold turkey on worrying won't be easy. But that's okay. I'll start over. As many times as I have to.
I can't wait to see how this year unfolds with open at the forefront of my thoughts and decisions...! Did you pick a word for 2015? I'd love to hear what it is!
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