I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution. I chose instead to embrace a phrase, something I can lean into, personally and professionally. 2023 was hard and I’m not sad to see it go. However, I believe with all my heart, that experiencing ‘hard things,’ teaches us the most powerful life-lessons.
Family and close friends were my strongest allies in 2023. I also clearly now know, who’s in my corner and who isn’t. Eye opening for sure! But as a result, I’m very grateful for what I’ve learned about resilience, autonomy, love, vulnerability, humility, and mindfulness. Through it all, my deepened admiration and connection with the concept of ‘Psychological Safety,’ continues to grow and evolve. All of these things and more, contributed to my new mantra,
‘All in, no regrets.’
Why this particular phrase?
🤩 It means wholehearted living. I’ve got one life to live and want to do it right! A ‘chips all in- no regrets’ mindset means, commitment (to) something, embracing outcomes, and accepting consequences without holding back or second-guessing.
🌟 It also means being open to the micro-moments in your day where you feel joy, happiness, peace or gratitude. This is also called a, ‘glimmer,’ which is opposite of a trigger. A glimmer is more than just a fleeting moment of light -- it's a gentle glow that catches our attention and draws us closer. In our fast-paced world it’s easy to constantly be on the run and the term 'glimmer' encourages us to pause and appreciate the quiet beauty of everyday things. Glimmers are simple reminders that even the smallest moments can offer happiness, gratitude and joy.
2023 taught me just how precious life is! ‘All in, no regrets,’ is ALL about mindfulness and living in the moment. It’s also about using Psychological Safety as a ‘life concept.’ Something we can all benefit from.
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” -V. Holt
Psychological Safety as a 'life concept' involves creating an environment where you feel safe to be yourself, have honest communication, and take risks without fear of judgement or retaliation. Incorporating Psychological Safety into your daily life can include,
Open communication: Encourage open and honest communication in your relationships with others.
Empathy and understanding: Develop empathy and understanding toward others, but recognizing that everyone has different perspectives and experiences, and may not view things from the same lens that you do.
Encourage growth and learning: Have a growth mindset, understanding that making mistakes is a natural part of learning and personal development. Take risks and step out of your comfort zone.
Supportive social networks: Cultivate supportive social circles to lean on others during challenging times. Find a sense of belonging and acceptance within communities, whether they’re based on shared interests, hobbies, or values.
Self-Reflection and personal development: Encourage self-reflection and personal development by focusing on improvement versus perfection. Promote a positive mindset by recognizing and celebrating your strengths and achievements...even the small ones.
Conflict resolution: Approach conflict with a solution-oriented mindset, focusing on collaboration and understanding. Create a safe space for resolving disagreements and misunderstandings without fear of damaging relationships.
Setting Boundaries: Establish clear and healthy boundaries in your personal and professional relationships, to ensure that everyone involve feels respected and comfortable expressing their needs.
Mindfulness and well-being: Incorporate mindfulness practices and well-being strategies into your daily life to promote mental and emotional health. Prioritize self-care to maintain overall well-being. (Hint: Look for those glimmers)! 🌟
💡Incorporating Psychological Safety as a 'life concept' involves creating an environment of trust, empathy, and openness in all aspects of your life. This will enable a sense of freedom and security, for you to be authentically YOU! It allows you to thrive personally, AND in your relationships with others. Isn’t that what we’re all striving for?
⁉️ ‘All in, no regrets.’ Are you with me?
Are you a ‘chips all in’ kind of person? Is there another phrase the resonates with you, one that embodies all that you want to be in and helps you 'Dare to thrive in 2024'? If so, I’d love to hear about it! Drop me a line or DM me on LinkedIn or IG.
Stay tuned for my next blog out in two weeks as I take a deep-dive into Psychological Safety.
Today I will be fearless. Today I am grateful.
Shine on beautiful people. 🦄
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