I know I’ve said it before but I’m just not a New Year’s resolutions kind of girl. Now that we’re nearing the end of January, how many of you are still even thinking of your resolutions? I am on a few online forums and on one of them, a poster mentioned an idea from Christine Kane that really resonated with me:
“Pick a word for the year.
Just one word. That’s all.
Then, hold that word in your mind throughout the year, and let your word guide you to take action.”
I’ve decided on “thoughtful” for my word: I want to be more thoughtful in how I speak to my daughters, as my husband and I are very sarcastic and snarky at times and I want to make sure that our daughters understand that your tone of voice can be very hurtful if you aren’t careful and if others don’t know that you’re joking – and that sometimes, joking can be hurtful too.
I want to be more thoughtful in how I spend my time. I am trying to find a better balance so that I’m not spending so much time in front of a computer screen (which I find challenging as I need it for blogging and homework, but the Facebook and Twitter time has to decrease), and much more time spent engaging with my girls and husband, or creating something through crocheting or scrapbooking, or reading.
I want to be more thoughtful about the food I eat and how I take care of myself physically and mentally. I can tell that the holidays were not kind to my waistline and I’m struggling with finding the ‘right’ time of day to fit in exercise. I have a feeling that there is no ‘right’ time and I’m just going to have to suck it up a bit and make it fit, and I definitely need to stop the snacking at night!
How about you? Are you still keeping your 2015 resolutions? Do you like the idea of picking a word to guide your year?