Creating Resilient Cultures in Healthcare

Your Year, Your Theme

We are almost two weeks into the New Year and I wonder how your resolutions are coming along?  Did you even make any?    One of mine was to write everyday, and while I haven’t exactly written every day, I have improved my average, which I feel good about.  I really don’t like the whole idea of resolutions, as they seem to come and go so easily, so picking a theme is much more appealing to me.    

A theme can get you focused and keep you grounded on your deepest intentions.  First, look at your last year and review the events and trends to determine what your theme was-(whether it was positive or negative).  Then think about the theme you want to create for this year.  You can do this a number of ways.  Look at the following categories from the wheel of life and decide what area you want to focus on, give more energy to, or shift in some way: 

  1. Work/meaningful activity
  2. Finances
  3. Health (physical, emotional, spiritual and mental)
  4. Relationships (friends and family or romantic)
  5. Personal growth
  6. Fun and recreation
  7. Physical environment (home) 

You also can pick an overall theme that applies to all the areas of your life, like I keep my commitments or I create abundance.  Your theme does not have to be elaborate, it just needs to be personal and meaningful to you.  I like to keep my theme for at least 30 days, as I am rather attached to that time period with my 30 days to Grace Program, but you can decide how long, and even create a daily theme if you wish.   And, unlike New Year’s resolutions, you don’t have to wait until next year to create a new theme, you can do it right now.

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