Did you look at that post title and mutter ‘bullshit’ under your breath?
Because I totally did.
As much as I like the idea of a clean slate to start a year off ‘right’, I also realize that just because a calendar clicks over to another day I’m not going to magically change.
How many years have you had the same resolutions? And how many times could you actually say at the end of the year that you crushed them?
Instead of making resolutions, I typically try to give myself goals to work towards. However, this year the big THING seems to be to pick a word of the year. I’m not actually sure where it originated, because I’ve seen it everywhere. The top few google results are OneWord365, My One Word and Word of the Year.
Basically your word should be the theme that you want your year to follow, a reminder to yourself, or something that inspires you.
Last night I randomly woke up at 3:30 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. While lying there all snuggled up in the covers with my husband next to me, dog behind my knees and son down the hall… a word came to mind: balance.
I’m an all-or-nothing kinda girl. I typically eat either super healthy or like a trashcan. I work out every day, or not at all for months. I get buried in work, freelance writing and blog stuff and literally have to schedule dinner with girlfriends a month out. If there is something I need in my life, its balance.
So there you go, that’s my word.