The first day of the new year fills me with wonder – awe, amazement and curiosity. It’s like cracking open the first page of a new journal. Blank pages to fill with hope, ideas, possibilities.
How do you approach the new year? In Henriette Anne Klauser’s book, Write It Down, Make It Happen, she suggests starting the year by writing down all your hopes, dreams and wishes. By doing that, she says, you give your brain a chance to begin to notice your world around you. It activates your reticular activating system (RAS). For example, when you buy a new car, do you begin to notice how many of that type of car are on the roads? That’s how your brain works. It begins to send to your conscious brain what’s more important to you.
How do you awaken a sense of wonder for your new year? When writing down things you may want to wonder about, you are implementing your RAS part of your brain and setting yourself up for more and more awe. What could be amazing for you even this month? What will it take to get you started?
I have started my list of dreams, wishes and hopes. I was surprised how it got me tuned into the importance of writing and sharing my hopes and dreams with all of you. Come along with me on my journey this year to wonder, grow , change and care more about God, myself and others. Being that wondering, healthy child of God is one of my big goals for my new year.
What about you? What does your journey look like this year? May I care and support you as educators to be healthy children of God, living fully each day? What could that look like, sound like, feel like? What are your possibilities? Let’s journey together this year. Each week, I’ll be blogging about an idea on my blog, Stress Free Living, to wonder, grow or change with which I am experimenting. I would love to know your possibilities for the new year. What are you wondering about in 2015?
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Nancy Booth is a certified life coach and certified brain-based coach. She loves creating safe spaces for women going through life’s transitions to discover and support their visions for health and well-being in an overwhelming world, explore possibilities for next steps and find hope. She writes about taming the overwhelm and reducing stress, looking for ways to motivate, energize and inspire you! You can sign up to receive her weekly blog or contact her to find out ways you can begin to shed overwhelm and stress. It’s time to explore possibilities of new relationships, better life pacing and gain hope and peace.