As the New Year approaches, spend any time on the internet and you will probably see a barrage of posts about ‘One Word’.
In case you don’t know what this is all about, quite simply you pick a single word as a point of focus for the year ahead.
I have played along with this for the last couple of years, but like many things you start off all hyped about a New Year and then you fall back into the same old habits by about the 15th of January…..if you even make it that far.
I am tired of playing the same old game, year in, year out.
As the saying goes “Nothing changes unless you do”.
I am long overdue for change, I don’t want another year like I just had.
I don’t want another year of not feeling good, of being my own worst enemy, of allowing the negative committee to have control in my brain, of feeling stuck, of procrastinating over everything for so long because I am such a perfectionist.
I want change.
I want things to be different.
I do not want to get to New Years Eve at the end of this year and feel as though I have achieved practically nothing.
So I thought long and hard about one word that I could focus on, that I could use when I had to make choices and that could help steer me in a better feeling direction.
I got one!
I have made myself a mini vision board that now stares at me every time I sit at my desk.
Reminds me to make better food choices and eat less sugar.
Reminds to drink more water.
Reminds me to take my vitamins everyday.
Reminds me to make time for what I love doing without feeling guilty.
Reminds me to focus on what will be best for me.
Reminds me to take some big deep breaths, often.
Reminds me to drink champagne regularly. 🙂
Reminds me to make time to actually sit and enjoy my coffee, instead of practically inhaling it whilst planning what to do next.
Reminds me to make time to catch up on the pile of books I want to read.
Reminds me to make time for fun.
Reminds me to spend more time at the beach (my happy place).
Just one word, encompasses everything I need to do to feel good in mind, body & spirit.
Have you got ‘One Word’ to guide you through 2016?