Last week, a fellow yogi asked for help tweaking his 'word.' If you're confused, let me back up. In every class, I ask yogis to set a goal, or intention, for how they want to feel when they walk out of class. Typically people will share that their word is 'strong' or 'health.' If you determine how you really want to feel, you will get so much more out of it.
Tips for Setting Your Goal
1. Consider how you want to feel, or relate, to the major areas of your life. Areas to consider: family, work, friends, growth, and beliefs.
2. I encourage you to pick an area of your life that may be a little lacking. An area you need to elevate. Choose a feeling word that is opposite of your current state. Then get out a thesaurus and go on a mission for the perfect word that resonates with you.
3. Your words can change as often as you like. I reevaluate mine every 4-6 months.
Here's my current list: action, ease, purposeful, fluid, and courageous. The beauty in having your goal be a desired feeling is that you can apply that goal to multiple areas of your life. This concept has completely changed how I organized my to-do lists and spend my time. Clarity is power and if you'd like to dive deeper, I highly recommend The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte.
"Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feeling is the most powerfully creative thing you can do with your life." -Ms. LaPorte
All right seekers of health and happiness, have fun connecting with your desired feelings and enjoy the ease that clarity brings.
In Gratitude + Joy, Jody