Rather than write a list of resolutions for 2015, I’ve decided to adopt a word for the year… as a theme for everything I go after during the year. Some of my blogger friends have also adopted this strategy, so I thank Lynne, Erin, Jessica, and Brooke for guiding me in this direction.
For 2015, my word is ENERGY.
What is Energy?
The lovely Ashley at Fierce Forward describes it perfectly associated with her Energy intention bracelet: It’s a force. Energy circulates in every living thing; It connects us all. You are a force of strength, love and vitality in everything you do.
In the new year, I plan on focusing on energy in every step I take. And, I’ll be wearing that pretty green bracelet above along the way…
Food for Energy
It is absolute truth that my body responds best when I am fueling it with high-quality, healthy foods. In order to assure that I have ample energy for all I want to accomplish in the new year, I plan to fuel my body with the best possible nutrients and foods.
I plan to focus on adding plant servings back into my life… and can’t wait to feel amazing throughout 2015 and beyond.
Fueling my Energy through Exercise
Another way of maximizing my nutrition and my well-being comes through working out regularly. After my four-month hiatus from the gym, I’m eager to get my back healthy again and to get back in the gym. I need to also let go of the energy that’s fueling this injury I have, including the disappointment I have in not being able to exercise as much as I’d like… and redirect that energy appropriately.
Choosing How I Expend my Energy
Stress. While it is amongst my least favorite feelings in life, it does enter my world quite often. In 2015, I plan to consider the value of expending energy in the areas of stress, worry, and fear and identify ways to lessen the impact of these emotional responses.
This will mean more yoga, more meditation, and more bubble baths… in contrast, some of my favorite things.
Exposing Myself to Positive Energy
I have always been pretty particular on who I surround myself with. I tend to avoid the catty, the gossipy, the frenemies… I’ve had plenty exposure to that during my younger years. And, just days away from turning an age that rhymes with Shmirty Schmate, I’ve outgrown any interest in it.
Have you ever been in one of those types of conversations? You know, the ones that just suck the life out of you? Yep… I’ll continue to avoid those in 2015. Making the decision to walk away from toxic relationships and conversations is something I’ve never regretted. Try it, you won’t either.
And, on the flip-side, by doing so, I will make way for positive conversations, bright ideas, smiles, dreams, and laughter. I can’t think of a better way to spend the new year.