2018 Week 50: Guiding Star

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Week 50’s task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is GUIDING STAR.

This week we are going to find ONE WORD that will be your GUIDING STAR for the upcoming year.


As humans, we can’t resist the impulse to fill our lives with something. So in lieu of real purpose, we often settle for preoccupation. But purpose requires that we, in turn, are purposeful. As long as we’re preoccupied, distracted, or half-hearted, we’ll have trouble recognizing, understanding, and pursuing our true purpose in life.

We will be face with hundreds of choices everyday.  Getting clear on where you want to go, what kind of life you want to create, who you want to be, and how you want to inspire others helps significantly when you are faced with all those daily choices. 


At the beginning of every year I take time to work through a group of exercises and then end it all with finding a GUIDING STAR….or ONE WORD…my WORD FOR THE YEAR, that will be an easy reminder of what it is I am being purposeful about for the year.   

It helps guide decisions.  

It helps keep me on track.

It brings to mind my goals or intentions for the year.

It brings more meaning to my days and ultimately my year.

Here are the exercises:

  1. Review your TOP 5 IDEALS.
  2. Print off the LIFE WHEEL and in each section write one or two things in each section that you’d like to do this coming year to improve that area of life.  If you are totally happy with a particular area of your life, leave it blank or write what you’d like to continue doing.
  3. Make a List of 10 things you’d like to do this year.  Some of them may be the same as on a wheel area or it might be a more specific thing related to what you wrote in your wheel.
  4. Print off the WORD FOR THE YEAR WORKSHEETS and complete them.

This will take time to do.  The process helps you get focused and contemplating what in your life you’d like to do, work towards, or accomplish in the new year.  

By the time you get to the WORD OF THE YEAR, you will have focus and clarity. 

YOUR GUIDING STAR (WORD FOR THE YEAR) may jump right off the page! 

Once you have it, post it somewhere in your home where you see it everyday.  Use it as a meditation mantra. Tell someone your word. Write it down, take a picture of it, and use it as wallpaper on your phone or computer.  Just make sure you see it everyday.

This is the final task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You…and it is a big one!

There isn’t much that makes us feel lighter and more loving then direction and purpose.

I hope you enjoyed this series. (You can find all the tasks under YEAR OF LOVE.)

Feel free to post your GUIDING STAR (WORD FOR THE YEAR) in the comments.

Cheering You on to a Whole Lighter More Loving You Heart,

Barbara

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CHECK IN for Week 31: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Checking in on Week 31’s Task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You!

Task 31 was to pick a day this week to start something…to make a day this week your NEW YEAR.   

The idea is this…

  • NOW is always a good time to start something or to start again when it is something you intended to do or “fell off the wagon” from doing (like a New Year’s resolution/intention).

  • There is no need to trash talk your self for not doing or “falling off the wagon”, because everyday really is a new day.  

  • Guilt and shame are not great motivators.

  • New Year’s day is no different from today.

  • Seeing every day as a NEW DAY allows you to not wallow in the past, even the past of 8 hours ago, and provides hope and peace.

Many nights I journal about my day–what I’m grateful for, where I saw God working in my life, and a kind-hearted look at what I could have done better.  I am always grateful that, if I wake up, and so far so good, that tomorrow is a new day.  One where I get to live  again moving, often one infinitesimal step closer, to a better person.

 

Have a Happy New Year’s Day this week…and every day!

Cheering You on to a Whole New Every Morning Heart,

Barbara

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2018 Week 31: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Week 31’s Task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

But it is August 6th!   It’s not the start of a NEW YEAR!!!

Oh, but it can be!

Each day is a new beginning!  Don’t get bogged down by dates and time!

Today is the day…or even tomorrow can be the day…that you decide to do something that has been rolling around in your mind BUT you may be saying, “I’ll do that in the New Year!”

Maybe you need to revisit your LIST OF INTENTIONS and see if you need to get back on track.

How are you doing with being guided by YOUR WORD FOR THE YEAR (if you did this)?

Make some day this week to be THE NEW YEAR!

Maybe you wanted to…

  • drink more water,
  • read more books,
  • travel more,
  • meditate more,
  • read your bible more,
  • exercise more,
  • take vitamins,
  • take a class,
  • journal more consistantly,
  • eat clean,
  • clean out you closet,
  • volunteer.

You name it! 

What was on your LIST

What has been rolling around in your head to get started?

This is your week!   Pick the day to start!

It’s never too late.  You are never too far behind.

Share what you are going to do in your designated NEW YEAR this week!

Cheering You on to a Whole Every Day Can Be A New Year Heart,

Barbara

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