I have seen a lot of people blog about their one word for the year, but for me, I prefer to do the desired map. In the desired map, we have our core desired feeling. You find out the way that you want to FEEL and then plan your stuff around that. When I first read the Desire Map, it broke me open into a whole different way of living. I used to be a plan A type of person who thought that the whole Getting Things done method was the BEST…THING. EVAR… I took the whole GTD thing seriously when I first started my business. I kept hearing about the Desire Map and thought well …I will see what everyone is talking about and I have never been the same since.
Every December I reflected on the year and asked myself what worked and what didn’t. And then I think about how I want to feel in the coming year. This is what I came up with for 2017.
First, there was the whole me getting “sick” with my bipolar in 2017. I realized that if I don’t take care of MYSELF then I will be useless and then I will be unable to achieve any of my goals. I realized that my type A personality is not going to cut it anymore. I HAD to make changes. The basics are my sleep, diet (paleo) and exercise and meditation and journaling. I still use the day one app for my morning pages, but I have started using the Exist.io app for journaling also. The Exist.io app is AMAZING!! I will write about it once I get some useful data to show it. I want to focus on ALL of me so that I am in tippy top shape for this wild and one life that I have here on earth.
After I started making money again last year, it felt nice to be able to go out and eat and stuff and not have to worry about every last penny. It felt nice to be able to order things from young living and to go on a healthy habit kick. I LOVE YOUNG LIVING, so I was sooo glad to be able to do that. To do all of that though I need cold hard cash. And yes I liked the feeling of being able to lend friend money and all of that also. I read a couple of books on money blocks, Get Rich Lucky Bitch, and You are a Bad Ass at Making Money, and I started to see wealth in a whole new way. I wrote here how my Appalachian Upbringing really hindered me from thinking regarding wealth and after I realized that I wanted to break the generational poverty cycle that is so prevalent in these parts.
I want to feel like I can take on stresses and healthily deal with them. I am failing at this so far in 2018 as I already had one major freak out but I want to be able to take the stresses of living and running a business in stride.
I also want to be in shape. At the moment I am 270 pounds, and I want to get in shape so that I can go on adventures. I am tired of turning down friends who want to g ziplining and stuff because I either can’t fit or I am afraid I will break something. I have been eating paleo and working out to Beach body on Demand at my mom’s house. When I am at my apartment in Cleveland, I go to a Planet Fitness down the street and work out with one of their trainers.
The above encompasses how I want to feel this year in 2018. I sat down, and the words that keep coming to my head were Healthy, Wealthy. And Strong so that is what I decided my core desired feeling would be
Healthy Wealthy Strong