Many years ago, I was introduced to the idea of selecting a "word of the year" instead of making New Year's resolutions. The concept stuck, and this has become my annual routine. The idea is to create a theme of sorts to govern your goals and actions throughout the year. This year, my word is MINDFUL.
Applying your word to different areas of your life adds a positive twist to traditional resolutions. For example, instead of resolving to lose 10 pounds, I will eat mindfully. Instead of resolving to spend less money, I will practice mindful spending. I will not resolve to go to the gym, but instead, be mindful of my body's need to move & stretch.
Over the years, my words have included: balance, compassion, energy and joy. Not knowing the official rules behind the "word of the year" concept, this year I thought I might add a secondary word: SIMPLICITY. Of course, then I realized I was actually complicating a very simple idea of focusing on one word. So it is just MINDFUL for me, which is really enough don't you think?
Selecting a word is a such a powerful affirmation to carry with you throughout the year, I just have to encourage you to pick one too. Reply to this post with yours and let's see how many "words" we can manifest!