Week 2 of Renewal: Lighting Your Fire

SOUL STUDIES: Prompts and questions to explore RENEWAL in your life, business and creativity.

This is your weekly reminder to carve out time for yourself, anchor yourself to your values and contemplate how you can allow the monthly theme to permeate throughout everything you do.

So… crack open that journal, and commit yourself to the prompts and exercises below! This is how you leverage your Color Your Soul subscription the most -- by absorbing these insights and then actually applying them in your life!

Week 2:

Lighting Your Fire

This is Week 2: Lighting your fire. If you’re new to Color Your Soul, I recommend reading Week 1: Embracing the new first! 

Energy plays a huge role in the art of renewal. After all, isn’t energy itself the thing we’re really searching for when engage in renewal?

It’s our way of trying to recharge our batteries and refuel our souls, to approach life and our work with new vigor and enthusiasm.

Well this week I want to dive even deeper into this idea of energy in the hope of helping you intentionally examine the ways you’re draining your fuel reserves or charging them up on a daily basis.

Here’s how I think of it: my iPhone battery drains at a much faster rate when I have a bunch of apps open, so I quit my apps after I’m done using them and my phone lasts longer.

And, on the other hand, when my phone’s low on battery, I put my iPhone in Airplane mode and plug it in, charging the battery at an even faster rate than normal.

There are activities that disproportionately drain us and ones that disproportionately fuel us. Identifying those things can help us steer clear of the soul-sucking activities and intentionally move toward the replenishing ones, effectively helping us sustain this sense of renewal beyond the month of January.

So, here are three energy-related question for today’s prompts:

  • What’s one activity that you continue to engage in that you know drains you?
  • What’s one activity that you know charges you up that you don’t make enough time for right now? 
  • When your battery is at 100%, how does it make you feel? What areas of your life benefit when you’re energized?

To go into even more detail on this topic, use the Fuel Your Fire Insight Sheet in this month’s issue to identify specific activities that fuel your mind, body and soul.

    It’s this simple: living our best, brightest lives requires intention and applying intention requires energy. It requires vitality.

    “Recharging” doesn’t just mean working so hard we burn out and then binge watch Netflix for an entire weekend (though, let’s be honest, I’m not above that.) It means folding more soul-sustaining practices into our everyday lives. It means viewing our bodies and minds and spirits as things to nourish and protect.

    Wishing you a light-filled and nourishing day!