My 2014 word was FOCUS. I was pretty successful focusing on what matters to me, my family in particular. Still, I feel like something was amiss. Was I too focused on others that I no longer know myself? Maybe. Was I too focused doing what I need to do every day that I’ve put aside my dreams and personal goals? May chance of a lifetime. Don’t get me wrong, I had a good 2014. Like every year, it has it’s ups and downs. I’ve also learned a lot when it comes to knowing what is truly essential and what is really valuable and they are definitely things money can’t afford to buy.
So my 2015 word is CORE. I figured it’s easy to find happiness in the most ordinary things. It’s easy to focus your energy and love to the people that matter but when you lack the knowledge on how you really want to be and who you really want to be, it cancels out the effort you put into focusing on things other than yourself.
Sometime last year I got to know myself a bit more. I was able to do DISCOVER YOUR CORE weekend with my fellow SoMoms. It was headed by no less than Coach Pia of The One Core Group. During the two-day event, I was able to dig deeper and learned a thing or two more about myself. The introvert me was really ecstatic to dissect how one (particularly myself) gets to make decisions, reacts and overall live day to day consciously or not. Admit it, most of us don’t really take time to get to know ourselves despite our eagerness to do for others.
I can sum up my Discover Your Core weekend with these three words:
Focus on awareness & assessment.
What makes you tick? What makes you happy? The first step is to focus on these things. Knowing what works and what doesn’t for you makes everything easier. May it be an environment, a thing or even a person. The key is not only to know your strengths but also to know your weaknesses. Write them down and be honest about it. Once you’ve figured them out ask yourself on what you can do to improve your weaknesses and to further fortify your strengths. This can also help you fine tune yourself, being able to eliminate the noise that surrounds you, only amplifying the clarity of your chosen tune.
Anchor yourself on what is clear.
Truly it all starts with you. Anchoring is when you hold on to something that empowers you, but remember that you must anchor on what is clear. Inner work is the ability to know & anchor on what is clear. It is about knowing yourself. It’s as easy and as difficult as choosing between what you like and don’t & what is right and wrong. It may sound simple but when external factors are applied in honing one’s inner work, it can be tricky. So it’s a must that you should operate your inner work unbiasedly.
In order for you to know hone your inner work, rate yourself based on these traits: MICK. Motivate. Inspire. Cheer. Kind. How are you when it comes to motivating, inspiring, cheering and being kind to yourself? Rate them from 1-5, 5 being the highest. Those you scored high are the ones you should anchor yourself on. Those that scored low, you must make an effort to bridge the gap in order for you to have high scores. In order for you to motivate, inspire, cheer and be kind to others, you must first do these to yourself. After all, you cannot give what you don’t have.
Freedom from obstacles and how you represent yourself.
When I say freedom, I do not mean that you won’t have any problems nor obstacles in life. This “freedom” is stemming from the idea that you have a good inner work (MICK) that you can easily dissect the obstacles coming your way and deal with them while at the same time maintaining a good level representing yourself.
Is the hindrance/obstacle from within (yourself) or without (external factors: people, career, environment)? Know what is it and then work your way on how you would think, feel and act towards it. Just remember that you must let your inner work function in order for you to anchor on what is clear. Here’s the thing, sometimes these hindrances/obstacles are clear but it is beyond you to do anything about it. Most of the time it’s an external issue that you cannot do anything about (whether it’s a choice you made or you’re stuck with it). Instead of racking your brains and exhausting your energy on it, just let it go. Anchor on the fact that it is clear that you cannot do anything about it. Be kind/nurturing and cheer yourself so you can better represent yourself. And when things are clear, stop looking for more ways or figuring things out.
Think, speak and act based on a level of freedom by disregarding guilt, doubt, anger or frustration. Once you’ve mastered this, you’re sure to represent yourself clearly.
It’s legit! Thank you Coach Pia for reigning over us during our DISCOVER YOUR CORE WEEKEND.
Learn more about THE ONE CORE Discover Your Core Weekend HERE.
There’s nothing more promising than learning more about yourself. Discover Your Core Weekend gave me a fresh perspective and has opened my mind, body and soul that it’s okay to focus on myself from time to time.
So for 2015, it’s all about my CORE. To do an introspective approach for this year feels very timely as I feel like it was the one thing I need to do so that I can figure out my next steps, my goals and where I want to be five, ten even fifty years from now. I’m working on my inner work and hopefully, it becomes strong enough that I may make better decisions, handle obstacles and represent myself well. For now, I’ve got to trust myself that the choices I make at the moment are the best choices I have so far.
Now that I’ve shared my 2015 word which is CORE, allow me to share some of my goals for 2015 which I hope I get to fulfill.
Good core creates good abs. Heehee. Bilang hindi umabot ang abs noon 2014, I am really hoping that I can amp up my workout and have abs by the end of the year. Pangarap ko kasi talaga to e, so i-push ko na to dapat di ba?!
See the world. While I was thinking of my Christmas wish list, I couldn’t help but look at air fares and accommodations for destinations I really want to see this 2015. Everybody wants to see the world right? But resources and everyday life always get in the way, putting traveling aside. This year, my goal is to travel. Anywhere in the Philippines that I’ve never been to or if I’m lucky, somewhere in the world. So I’m saving up so I can afford to travel. No more bags, shoes and any other material things for this year (bilang quota na ko last year) saving up every piso to see the world is as exciting as getting a new bag or shoes. Crossing my fingers and legs for this!
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This year I’m trying my very best to do the 3 Rs as I was inspired with my REnew 2015 post. I love, love, love shopping especially if everything is on sale. So much so that even if I don’t need it nor would use it, I would buy it just because it’s on sale. A mentality that I am now slowly letting go. I’m reducing, reusing and recycling. From our home even down to my wardrobe I’m reducing and sticking to basics and with what works. Kaya siguro ayaw ni Lord na magka-house kami kasi malamang hoarder na ko by now. Heehee.
These are my simple pero medyo challenging goals for this year. I really hope that I can manage to do these while being a homemaker, mother, driver, yaya and all around gal. Listing these all dow on my Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 planner to help me organize everything. From my daily activities down to my children’s doctor visits and our family vacations.
What better way to encourage you all to follow suit and create your own goals for 2015 than a giveaway right? 🙂
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So what’s your 2015 goal? 🙂
Marilyn Gomabo says
This 2015 I am ready to live consciously and focus on my core, to get to know myself and capabilities which can lead me to be a better personb
Jenina tuazon says
one of my 2015 goal is to not eat any junk foods this year. im going to have a healthy lifestyle for a healthy living.
Darl Corral-Piquero says
Valerie Darl M. Corral-Piquero
Our family have a few setbacks for the past 3 years and so, we have accumulated debts just to sustain our daily needs. This 2015, my top goal is to gain financial freedom by tightening our belts and saving up for debt service so that we can have a room for business and investments.
sherry ann gole cruz says
sherry ann gole cruz
my 2015 goals is to find a job and be a successful career woman, to loose weight and try to smile always!
Abigail Nahleen Ciasico says
This 2015 I aim to be more patient not only with my kids but with life in general so that I will have less frustrations and less headaches. By just being patient I know I can accomplish alot more this year.
Katherine manalansan says
A very inspiring post. More power to your blog 🙂
Katherine manalansan says
Katherine Manalansan. [email protected]
This is a very inspiring post. It Motivated me as a new housewife and first time mom. Focusing on one’s CORE would really help one’s outlook in life.
Jackie Go says
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carla venice relayo says
carla venice relayo
One of my 2015 goals is to focus more on eating healthy and try to eat healthy to be fit.
Lhyzie bongon says
my goal for the year 2015 is to Honor God and have a relationship with him. 🙂
Aldrin Montierro says
One of my 2015 goals is to take good care of my health. I am not getting any younger and I want to see my daughter grow and be able to guide her all the way.
JHiemalyn Tipones says
Jhiemalyn Tipones, [email protected]
One of my goal is to focus on taking care of myself. It’s not that I am being selfish but I guess when you’re in a habit of taking care of yourself you end up taking care of everyone else and for me that’s my family.
Phoebe DY says
One of my goals for 2015 is to travel more with my husband and toddler! I want to start showing her what the world has to offer even at a young age. The world is her oyster.
Jackie Go says
Congratulations Phoebe! You won a Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 Planner. Please check your email 🙂
Phoebe dy says
Thank you so much Jackie! 🙂
Jenie Rosanes says
my goal is to improve my cooking skills
Jackileyn catalla says
One of my 2015 goals is to control my sugar intake since my fbs last December was 163.
Karina Alvaera says
One of my 2015 goals is to pay more attention to my diet, exercise and start practicing healthy living and eating.
Lorna Mariano says
Name : Lorna Mariano
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One of my Goal this 2015 is to have a healthy body so i could protect and help my precious son and husband…
Pepe Mariano Jr. says
Name : Pepe Mariano Jr.
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One of my Goal for 2015 is to have , get , find a Better Job so i can provide all needs of my family , and i can support them too ..
Josie Apolonio-Caindoy says
One of my 2015 goal is for us to be able to start using a Juicer for a more healthier lifestyle 🙂
Princess Buenviaje says
One of my goal this 2015 is “To Run in a 25k distance”Go go go!!! Train harder!!!
Glenda Candedeir says
I can’t claim if I can help myself to have abs but I’m working out to lessen my current weight 😀
Maribeth Carla Cimafranca
To lose weight by finding a job. 🙂
Elizabeth Baluyot II says
One of my main goal for 2015 is to host my daughter’s first birthday party and the mom planner will be big help for me to help me reach this goal to come true and this planner will also help me be a better mom despite the fact that I’m a young mom.
Elizabeth Baluyot II says
Jim Marlon Macaraeg says
Name: Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg
Email: [email protected]
My goal is to have more savings and investment this year. I plan to have an account in Mutual Finds, Unit Investment Trust Fund and Stocks.
Elinor Semira says
One of my 2015 goals is to be more focused on my health and well being. This year I will try to eat healthier foods, drink more water, sleep early and exercise more.
Ma. Elinor Semira
maydoll0513 at gmail dot com
mary joy says
name: mary joy supetran
email address: [email protected]
One of my 2015 goals is to focus on my investments in able to earn more money
Melanie G. says
One of my 2015 goals is to gain weight and be healthy. 🙂
Istin Dizon Paigna says
Maria Christina Gumatay
One of my goals this 2015 is to be able to buy a new laptop so that I can start looking for an online job or begin an online business so that I can help my mother with our family expenses.
Micah Aguiman says
My goal this 2015 is to find a job. I will be productive in everything I do and not wasting time.
JennEfer Purisima says
Jennefer Purisima, [email protected]. My goal this 2015 is to have a home-based job so that I will be hands-on in taking care of my 6-year-old daughter.
arra Morta says
My goal this 2015 is to have a rewarding job:)
allan reyes says
My 2015 goal is to teach my daughter how to speak.
Clyde A. gabriel says
Clyde A. Gabriel
My goal for 2015 is to have great profitable business.
my goal this 2015 is to go back again at the corporate world. to focus on my career again now that my daughter is old enough.
Kimberly Camille Tiu says
Kimberly Camille Tiu
My goal is to be a healthier me.
Pau alagao says
Paula Romana Alagao
One my 2015 goals is to save money so I can pay my debts to my parents.
Amabelle Wee says
Amabelle Wee, [email protected] One of my goals this 2015 is to eat healthy and not be tempted in eating fatty foods!