The year is flying by and it is hard to believe we are half-way through 2015! This is a great time to take a pause and check-in with yourself and your Word of the Year. For those that don’t have a Word of the Year or haven’t done much with your Word of the Year – good news . . . you still have 6 months left!
Here are 5 questions to ask your-self for this mid-year reflection:
- How has my Word of the Year played a role in my life so far this year?
- What has changed?
- What have I discovered?
- Have I had any aha moments?
- How can my word be more present in my life for the last six months of this year?
My word for 2015 is Passion and so far I have found it to be really interesting. Here are my answers to my mid-year reflection questions.
How has my Word of the Year played a role in my life so far this year?
Having the word passion as my word of the year has helped me get clarity on how I want to spend my time. I am more intentional with where and how I spend my time . . . from small things like an article I might start reading to plans for the weekend. It is a feeling kind of thing.
What has changed?
I have said no in order to say yes to things that I feel passionate about. I stop to check in with myself to see how I feel about things that I am doing, projects I am working on and where I am spending my time. If it doesn’t feel good or if I have outgrown it, I am letting it go and by doing this more I have opened up space to explore things that bring that feeling of passion to me.
What have I discovered?
When I am passionate about something others get excited about it too and people smile a lot when they see someone that has passion. It is a cool exchange of energy. When I see someone full of passion it lights me up too!
Have I had any aha moments?
Being present is important to feel the passion within. If I zone out, my passion zone’s out too. Also, doing things when I feel inspired to do them is way more fun and that includes household chores. Sure, no one loves cleaning, but I have to say cleaning with passion can change the whole dynamic of household chores – it is way more fun and it gets done a lot faster.
How can I add my word to my life a little more over the next six months?
I want to brainstorm things that I feel passionate about and then try to schedule or do some of those things more often. I also want to recognize when I am feeling more passion in my day so that I can create more passion filled days.
That’s my mid-year Word of the Year reflection, feel free to share yours in the comments section or simply take a couple of minutes and answer the questions to yourself.