Happy New Year!
By now, the middle of this month, you have contemplated what resolutions or new goals you want to focus on in 2019.
I can’t help but focus on looking back at 2018, remembering what I experienced and learned, before moving ahead. I have been contemplating the highs and lows, and strongly acknowledge how grateful I am for the trials that ultimately strengthened me and my family. It was a pretty exhausting year…uncertain where I would land my business, my family, and our future. I am so grateful we stayed in Annapolis, and how all things fell into place exactly the way they did.
I learned valuable lessons in patience, strength, faith and resilience.
I have been focusing more on what truly brings me peace, versus chasing what I thought would bring me peace.
This deep, inner peace I have been experiencing provides an undeniable rest. And so, I will continue to strive to keep my life simplified to the things that matter to me most.
I spend most of my time caring for my family: cooking, cleaning, playing, having daily conversations with my husband and 3 children. Spending time in prayer, meditation, journaling, reading, and listening is a top priority. Attending and serving at our church is very important to me. I am grateful daily for a fulfilling career as a small business owner, physical therapist and movement educator, which teaches me so much about others and myself. I have deep and meaningful friendships with people who have
similar values to me. I strive to cook and eat healthy foods, and I love to move daily, breathing through yoga sequences, firing up my core with Pilates, or enjoying a brisk walk to the park with my young daughter.
My Inner Core Values are:
1. My Family
2. My Faith
3. My Health
4. My Career
5. My Relationships
I encourage you to list out your core values and compare them with how you’re spending your time daily. Are they in sync? Is there balance? Do you have a general sense of peace? Or do you feel restless? Is there a palpable chaos along with frustration and anxiety??
No matter what season you’re going through right now, try to start pruning away things that subconsciously throw your core values off balance and make you feel anxious and restless. Surrender some of the burdens you’re carrying and begin to experience a deep inner peace.
It’s exactly what I learned and needed to do in 2018!