Danica Patrick is sharing her annual tradition with fans -- choosing her "word of the year" to describe the previous year. For 2019, she went with "feel," and in a long Instagram post she explained what that means to her, and how she plans to approach the new year.
"For about 6-7 years I have had a word of the year. They are extremely powerful. It is easier to see when I look back than it is during. Making big fundamental changes in our life takes time, sometimes more than a year, but a year is enough to cultivate wonderful new patterns. So, just trust the process and know that whatever word comes to you is the right one," she wrote.
"Changes, but it is exactly what is needed to evolve...... to evolve into something you have always wanted to be or do more of or be brave enough to do or allow or.... to just be more of your true self," Patrick continued. "If we were comfortable during the process then we would just be responding from the old operating system and we are REALLY good at doing that. Time to wire and refire new neuropathways. And that’s why I choose feel. It’s an action I have been pretty, no really, good at not doing."
"I have a lot of fire in me and have always been rewarded for what that accomplishes. But there is a lack of balance and I want to improve that and love and respect ALL of me. It’s time to feel my emotional body, acknowledge it and use the messages its sending me. You know when you get a feeling in your stomach or chest?.... that’s the emotional body giving you information!" she said.
"When you ignore the dis-ease in the body for too long........well, you can see what that also spells. We have the ability to rewrite any story we want about our life. My new edit includes giving the feminine part of me a place to be heard and felt and most importantly, loved," Patrick concluded.
"So today on my walk, I didn’t do my normal dive into information on you tube or someone’s podcast, I just walked. In silence. No distractions. I just felt the feelings and breathed. Don’t let the focus be the distraction. Make loving changes wherever you need them."