Lyda here. Hippy Gnu Ewe to all y’all!
First, I have to share this Chem Time Clock – a wonderful thing for the science geek in all of us (especially My Brother the Doctor who loves both clocks and chemistry).
I got a great exercise from an email from Naomi of IttyBiz.com. You can get her emails too – just sign up for them.
One of my teachers used to give us a similar assignment every January. Here’s my version of the assignment (which I was reminded to do thanks to Naomi):
1) Think of the three or five or ten best moments of 2010 for you personally. Yes, this is hard, isn’t it?
2) Now look at what is underneath the good stuff. Is there something similar, something that connects them? Or a couple of things?
3) Now, think of the same number of the worst moments from 2010 for you personally. Easier, yes?
4) Now look at what is underneath the bad stuff. Is there something similar, something that connects them?
For me, my good moments were related to: Deep Connection, Full Commitment, and Honoring my Self. Thanks to Naomi, these words are now on a sticky note on my computer, to help me remember that this is what I want.
I discovered that my bad moments were connected to not honoring my self (especially not speaking my truth and not taking care of myself), not keeping my commitments to myself or to others, and feeling disconnected. Hmm… Funny how that works.
I also found that I still have work to do on some familiar
problem areas – I mean, growth opportunities. Specifically, money and self-care. I think these two things are part of honoring my self and keeping my commitments to myself as well as to others. So, once again, these are areas that I will be working on this year. Oh joy.
Here we go, into Ides of January…
Scary, kids. Feel free to hold hands.