A word to live by: My Fearless Mantra for the New Year

Is it just me or has the month of January showed up with her foot on the gas pedal? I feel like this month is flying by and I am having a hard time even keeping up with what day it is. I have been trying to carve out a few minutes each day to ground myself in not only all of the tasks I have to accomplish, but by imagining how I want to feel each day. Practicing mindfulness for a few minutes each day has helped me to slow down and regroup by quieting anxious thoughts. Even if I can only sit for 5 minutes each morning, it has made a world of difference in my mood. I highly recommend it!

Speaking of morning routines, I have been making a conscious effort to improve my morning routine in 2023. Can I be honest for a minute? Prior to a few weeks ago, my morning routine was NON-EXISTENT. I mean, most mornings I would be lucky to even make a cup of tea before rushing into a zoom call or posting my scheduled content on social media. Among other changes, creating a peaceful and productive morning routine was high on my priority list this year and implementing daily journaling has really helped in that effort. Using my Be Rooted “You Got This” Journal, I try to jot down a few thoughts or reflections each morning while I enjoy a cup of coffee. The few minutes of peace and reflection has truly been a game-changer in my everyday mood and mindset.

As I sat down to write in my journal this morning, I started to think about what my 2023 mantra was going to be. Like most of you, I have already identified my annual goals and thought about all of the stuff I didn’t accomplish last year. I have made lists, highlighted and compartmentalized my thoughts and overviewed spreadsheets at nauseam . I know what goals I want to achieve in 2023 and I am being intentional about what steps I am taking daily to make them all happen. This year feels like a chapter of massive expansion and I love that for me. 

My 2023 mantra is one that I am sure we can all appreciate from the great philosopher Ms. Lorie Harvey ( gasp- yes, I am living vicariously through sis) “I am the prize.” That's right, I am the prize, the award, the unapologetic representation of greatness. I am worthy of every single opportunity that I chose to pursue and I do that without fear or doubt in my abilities or value. For so long, I spent so much time doubting myself and my abilities. I always felt as though that someone else was more important, more worthy or deserving of success than I was. No matter what measures of success were being crossed off my goal list, I have struggled to feel adequate. Talk about the definition of imposter syndrome, we are not bringing this energy into the New Year. 

Ladies, we are THE PRIZE. Our boundaries are relevant, our desires are important. We are capable of sitting at any table we desire. Writing this few words this morning helped me to truly reflect on not only where I have been, but the heights I am trying to reach this year. I feel excited to take this on without fear or doubt.

As you move into the New Year, what is your personal mantra or philosophy? How do you want to show up this year? What words will be your guiding principle to showing up in all of the spaces that you wish to take up space in?

Me- I am going to channel my inner Ms. Lorie Harvy and live unapologetically as the prize. I am looking forward to the ride!