One Little Word 2019

This is the seventh year that I have chosen a word to be my guiding force for the year ahead.

In all honesty I have not had an awful lot of success with my ‘One Little Word’, because in reality it takes a lot more than picking a word and magically having your circumstances and your life take a huge leap forward.

Since becoming a single mum almost 8 years ago, I feel as though my life has been in a holding pattern. Stuck in not such a nice place and even though I have had many goals and plans I have struggled to see them come to fruition in a major way.

I really don’t want 2019 to be a replay of the last 8, so I have had a good hard look at what patterns and habits have been my constant companion over these years and what needs to change so I can move forward in a super positive way.

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┬áSo my word for this year is RELEASE and my focus will be on letting go of some of my not so great habits, beliefs that don’t serve me, and finding better ways to do things to yield better results.

I have not made a huge list of resolutions that I won’t keep like the majority of people out there, but a list of things that I know are not good for me and to help me work my though these things I have created a #scraptherapy book to fill with ideas, inspiration, quotes and make it all look pretty as that is one thing that really does get me into my happy zone.

The first big thing I am tackling is my addiction to sugar. I am not going to go cold turkey as that is not a Nikki I would like to live with. My love for chocolate and sweet things has been my go to whether I am happy or sad and I know that sugar is one thing the body really does not like. As I am getting older inflammation is causing me discomfort and I damn well know that sugar is playing a big part in this.

So for now I am adding in more fresh food, fruit to give me that sweet treat, dinners that are high in protein but low in carbs and only having mini sized treats occasionally. Small steps are better than no steps!

I have a long list of other things I will tackle, but strengthening my discipline muscles a little at a time is already helping me to feel more positive and I know that I can do it.

Have you chosen ‘One Little Word’ for 2019?

Do you have an action plan to make it work for you?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Min @ Write of the Middle
    Jan 10, 2019 @ 12:11:33

    Happy New Year Nikki! All the very best of luck to you with your one little word ‘RELEASE’. Kicking sugar is a tough one but it sounds like you’re being realistic and got some good plans in place. I make up some diet jelly’s (Aeroplane Jelly) for when I’m craving something sweet after dinner. Sometimes I might add some chopped up strawberries and/or blueberries and even some natural greek yoghurt too at times. #TeamLovinLife

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  2. Jo Tracey
    Jan 10, 2019 @ 16:30:17

    Happy New Year. I’m not doing a word of the year in 2019, but release is a great one – and covers a huge number of potential habit changes. All the very best with it. #TeamLovinLife

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  3. Deborah
    Jan 11, 2019 @ 09:02:21

    I don’t choose a word, though if I did my word for this would be brave. I guess the thing I’ve come to realise that a word or resolutions (for me) don’t mean a lot if I’m not really committed to them or put plans or actions in place to achieve them.

    It sounds like you’re in the same place – realise that a word won’t cut it unless you take action etc… Exciting times ahead!

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  4. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 07:33:25

    Release is a good word. This is the first year I haven’t actually done the word of the year in it’s true form. I wrote about it here https://www.deepfriedfruit.com.au/2019/01/day-3365-making-fifty-fun.html last week. It’s still a word of the year … just not along the lines I’ve done previously. I hope to have a lot of fun with it!
    #teamlovinlife

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  5. Janet
    Jan 24, 2019 @ 17:40:00

    Great word for 2019! And I take my hat off to you – you’re brave cutting back on sugar. I’m a bit of a sugar junkie myself. My word for the year is “colour” coz life’s too short to be bland!

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