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Choosing A Word For 2021

Picking a guiding word for the year is something I’ve done for a while now. Last year I decided to go with a feeling, lighthearted, and quite frankly, this year has left the vast majority of us feeling anything but, am I right?

Normally I just wait til a word pops into my head that feels right, and I go with that. Thing is, I also don’t really do anything to help that word along. Not this year!

I use Passion Planners, which come with a Roadmap to help you focus on and achieve your goal. December hit me hard and I’ve been super depressed. Rereading The Desire Map seemed the thing to do, and Bing! Lightbulb! Feelings, not goals. How do I want to feel next year and more importantly, how can I make it happen? I dropped the gamechanger part of it, choosing instead to focus on all 4 important emotions that compromised my core desired feeling: Light.

It’s not easy finding a picture to represent what I mean by light…

Light? Didn’t I choose lighthearted last year? I did. Is there a difference? Honestly, not much. The world is too heavy right now, and as any empath can tell you, it’s suffocating. Anything that isn’t heavy is how I want to feel, so light, light-hearted…same difference.

I scribbled all over my current planner’s Roadmap, which I never filled out, sifting through words and what would help me feel light, and finally, finally, narrowed it down to Delight, Comforted (a big one), Peaceful, and the hardest one to pin down, Financially Secure and Independent. I’d first chosen “like I make a difference”, and that is a part of it, but mostly I want to work for myself, helping others feel better. Which is a way to make a difference, so yay.

Then came the important part. What will help me feel each of those 4 feelings? Under Comforted I have “my journal, fleece as much as possible (soft soothes me), special treats such as hot chocolate and ice cream”. Nothing major, but little things I can focus on weekly to make sure I stay in the Light lane and don’t veer off into the No Eating for a Week and All I Want to Do is Sleep lane again. I’m still not out of that one yet, to be honest.

I’m still fine-tuning it and haven’t transferred it to my new planner. I feel good about it. I hope next year is better because of it.

Do you choose a word? What method do you use to do so, and have you ever felt the need to repeat one because it means so much to you? Let’s chat in the comments! I’m curious how others go about this.

Happy Yule!!!!

With hope and much love,

Pip šŸ˜Ž

Ā©Pip Miller – December 2020

Journal

Smoky Planning

It’s smoky outside today. There’s a fire in Arizona by Phoenix, and the wind has carried it all the way here. I remember one year when it was suddenly so smoky that everyone came out of the their houses into the street as we all looked to see what exactly was on fire. That time it was a fire in SE Arizona. It’s amazing how far wind carries things!

Yesterday my guy needed a particular date for a old medical visit, and I went and pulled out my Passion Planners from the last two years and easily found it. I realized that if I’d needed to search my Bullet Journal it would have been nearly impossible to find since I don’t use an index, so I got creative and mapped out a copy of the Passion Planner month and week set-ups in pencil in a new notebook (I’m almost through the one I have).

Cool, right? And doesn’t that sticker look simply gorgeous on that purple?

Then I made a mistake. I looked on YouTube. Chelsea Brown Designs has a video called “7 Planning Styles for your Passion Planner”, and I just had to watch it. I really like the Time Tracker method, simply because I don’t have a lot to plan, but do wonder just what the heck I do with my days! Thing is, my new set-up doesn’t extend long enough through the day, so I made a one page spread that runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

It doesn’t leave room for much else, so I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I’ll use it ’til Sunday and see what I think.

I can’t wait to start adding energy healing appointments!!

Much love,

Pip šŸ™‚

BTW, do you prefer a planner that starts the week with Monday, or with Sunday? And why does America start with Sunday? Don’t other countries start with Monday? Sunday IS part of the weekend, so Monday just makes more sense, I think.

Ā©Pip Miller – June 2020

Energy Healing · Journal · Planners

Has Using a Planner Stifled My Journaling Habit?

I’ve been a fairly consistent journal-keeper since high school (oh, those angsty poems!), but over the past few years that habit has fallen to the wayside. My present journal was, if I remember right, started two years ago! It’s a 5-subject notebook, and I’m not even half-way through it. That’s not normal.

Last week I was writing a note in my planner (at that time a Passion Planner), and it occurred to me that using a planner, rather than a simple datebook, could be part of the reason my habit has dwindled.

Between trying to make a planner work for me, and social media, my thoughts are more scattered…and more public. By the time I sit down to journal, I’ve either posted a mini version of what I was thinking, or added it to the planner to, quite frankly, keep it from being full of blank pages. I’m no longer diving deep into my thoughts and feelings, and I miss it.

Is this something that’s happened to you, too? Are you ok with it, or are you trying to get back to keeping a journal, and if so, how? I’ve tried prompts, but not in a while; I may have to give them another shot and see if that gets things rolling again.

I’m curious to see your thoughts on this!

Happy Fall!

Pip šŸ™‚

Ā©Pip Miller – September 2019

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