Choosing a New Years resolution - my 'word' for 2016
In terms of New Years resolutions I've promised all sorts of things. Had I managed to complete them all, I would now be a marathon-running polyglot with an enviable figure and a fabulous wardrobe. Suffice to say, I'm not, ha ha.
What really resonated with me last year was the idea of choosing a word, or a theme, to your year. Rather than a resolution to do or not to do something, it is a word that is supposed to set the mood and the guidance for your year. It makes intuitive sense - rather than doing something you live with some sort of an ideal in mind. Using that word to guide you along the way.
I am not sure if the word I chose last year really made much of a difference. Much of the things I wanted to do were left wayside once we bought the house and just got swamped with everything. I did do some things with 'well-being' in mind, and some things I just abandoned as they were too time consuming.
This year however we are not planning on anything quite as stressful as a house purchase and renovation so maybe I have better luck!
This year the word I have chosen will reflect on what I need in my life.
Space to be, to think, to develop. Space in the physical sense, and space in the mental sense.
To find the physical space and the mental space there are some things I need to do. I once read that all those little things you keep putting off, little things like fixing that skirt or mailing that letter, just keep niggling at the back of your mind, sort of mental clutter. Similar to actual physical clutter this distracts you from what is important. This year I will finish all those unfinished businesses, one way or another. And do some much needed decluttering, to liberate that space both physically and mentally. That will help me to find time and space for the more important things in life.
(Well, declutter what we can - as we want more kids we won't be taking all those baby clothes or toys to charity yet!)
Have you made New Years resolutions or got a New Years 'word'?