Themes for the year

Why You Should Have A Theme For Your Year

Theme for the year

When you look back at the end of 2013 what personal lessons do you want to learn?

What phrase will you use to describe 2013?

We're all in the midst of trying to reach quarterly goals but it’s good to tie these goals to an overall theme for our life so our goals have meaning. 


Why Have A Theme?


My personal theme for 2013 is connecting: building lasting and unique relationships in business and in my personal life online and offline.

This is the year I get out of isolation and out of my head and start really connecting with people.

I once read an article by Oprah where explains she starts her year by asking to learn a lesson for that year; I decided to start choosing a theme for the year and let the universe guide me on the lessons

In 2010 I decided that my theme would be the lesson I wanted to really understand and contemplate so I chose gratitude and appreciation for life.

And guess what?

The year 2010 was the worst and best year of my life.

I'd never wish that kind of year on my worst enemy but it was also the most amazing year because I was surrounded by love in every way.

Making it through 2010 is the one thing that keeps grateful. 


My Experience Of Having A Theme


2010 was a nightmare!

My working life kinda fell apart. all my relationships fell apart, I lost my friends and almost lost my family.

And yet I forced myself to find something to be grateful for every day.

I started an online gratitude group with 2 friends where we'd email each other 5 things we were grateful for in our lives.

At first I'd just write something and go through the motions but as time passed I found myself really grateful for whatever little I had.

Even now, when I feel angry at life, I close my eyes and remember 2010. 

I had no job and no income and yet I lived the most abundant life – my boyfriend at the time asked me to move in with him, supported me, I received the craziest outlandishly expensive gifts from friends and travelled all over the USA.

I remember one of my friends saying she wanted my life for a day, which was funny becausae I was unemployed and unhappy.

I learned that emotions are powerful, what we feel has the power to impact our behaviour and what we attract into our lives. 

That knowledge helped me change my finances. 


How To Choose Your Theme


Your theme can be anything you want it to be. It can be the year of more romance, the year of taking more risk or the year of forgiveness.

I know people who’ve had themes like: the year of expressing my desires, which can be life changing if you’ve never articulated what you want.

The whole concept of a theme is to have a phrase or a word that encapsulates all your goals and what you’re planning to bring into reality.

Your subconscious mind captures this and starts to process data differently to make this part of your everyday life. 

Repeat this theme to yourself every morning when you wake up and see what happens.


What’s your theme for the year?

Let me know in the comments section below.