When contemplating my word for the year, the word "Self" kept coming to me.
Self-Discovery, Self-Awareness, Self-Love, Self-Appreciation...
At the end of 2021, I slowly tried to dive in and turn inwards. I strived to become less reactionary and learned to pause, to sit in silence, and reassess. In doing so, it has helped me stand back from a situation and ask myself, "Am I just leaning into old habits, or is there something to learn and how do I move forward? That has taught me how to shift my energy and place it into things that matter the most. This year will be about turning inward and the journey to self-actualization. (self-awareness, self-love, self-truth). Being mindful, being present, being me.
Knowing yourself and turning inward is all about cultivating a relationship with yourself. It is about becoming strong and resilient in these changing times and unchartered territories. It is time to examine how we carry ourselves out into the world and what we react to. Inward is the place of improved active listening when others communicate and when they don’t articulate. Inward is also the person with whom you will have the longest relationship on this earth. Why not treat her well?
I've been loving Reels on IG and had to jump on the trending 2021 Recap Reel: