I spent January unboxing my word of the year. The word ‘heal‘ was not part of my plan – it was not a word that I considered as I explored what my word of the year would be. But this is just what I need this year.
What I wrote at the start of the month in my Bullet Journal
In January, I want to spend time unboxing my word and look carefully at all the areas I need to heal.
On a physical level, I am very aware of what I need to do – blood work, doctors check ups, walk regularly and eat more healthy.
On an emotional level, I want to work on my fears and what keeps me back from being brave and taking risks. I want to look deeper at my relationships – are they any I want to restore? I also need to work on not letting people take me for granted.
My Intention For January
To open myself to healing of mind, body and spirit. I want to delve deeper into the untended / unattended areas of me and allow them into the light. In January, I am open to healing intentionally.
How Did Unboxing My Word Go?
- I made a lists – a lot of which I actually enjoyed ticking off!
- For the most part, I stuck to my daily rituals – Morning Pages, Scripture Reflection, Gratitude list and words that inspired me for the day.
- Did more walking.
- Wrote everyday on Instagram (that’s a whole other post).
- I also allowed myself a lot more freedom without guilt on days when things didn’t go according to plan.
- I made time to connect/ reconnect more intentionally and meaningfully with people
- Stood up for myself when I needed to
- I tried to be kinder and gentler to myself and others.
- Tried my best to live up to the 5 principles I’m attempting to align myself with.
My mantra this month has been: “more fulfillment and less guilt.”
How has your Word of the Year Journey through January been?
I’m joining Lisa’s One Word Linkup with this January update
My Life in Our Father's World
There is so much brokenness in the world. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all sought to bring joy to the darkness around us!
I love your list of things you’re doing, Corinne. And that you’re giving yourself grace when it doesn’t go as planned. Healing is something we all need. I have eager expectations for your intentional journey with it this year!
I love the depth of your unboxing the word you chose. We are in the season of winter here in Indiana. Snow last Wednesday was very heavy. It was almost gone by Saturday. We got some more snow this morning (Monday). When the weather breaks, I intend to go to an area community center and start trying to walk. I need to lose some weight.
I loved reading this post, Corinne. You are doing a good job of taking care of yourself, making room to heal, and showing kindness. Continue to be kind and gentle with yourself.
And I loved the notion of Unboxing the word. Very apt. Hugs, Corinne.
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I liked your idea of making lists, Corinne, and then ticking off things that you are working on. I think I need to do the same. Working on my fears and anxieties would figure at the top of my list, for sure! 🙂
Will I ever be able to beat these two? Get over them and be brave? I wonder every day.
What a wonderful word for the year. I love ticking things off lists too. Great job this month. I look forward to hearing about your journey this year.