Last year, I had the grandiose plan to join Allie Edwards and her One Little Word project. I picked accountability and got my class schedule. I was ready!
Just with everything I plan to do, one day or several days into it all comes a flare. I often find it hard to go back, find where I left off and start again. I promised myself “No Photo Challenges” on Instagram for this very reason. My energy goes to my forty hours of work each week and I burn through what energy I have “catching up” on the weekend.
When I thought about a word for 2017 I was torn between Energy and Focus. Energy, per Webster’s definition, is the strength and vitality required for sustain physical or mental activity. A very wonderful, powerful word to explore – don’t you think? And there is Focus, whose synonyms are heart, core, and focal point. The center of interest or activity. As I sit here and write this…I am still torn on which one to pick.
I made a mini mind map in my planner on what I needed to focus on in 2017. Health – well, duh. This encompasses a change in eating lifestyle, implementing fitness, menu planning, blah blah blah. Self Care: basically, not allowing myself leave the house looking like ass. Faith – Read the bible end to end; daily devotions; structured devotions; meditation through journaling. And of course, grow this blog, YouTube, re-launch Etsy…I’ve got plans!
Though it will require Energy to gain Focus, I am going with Focus. Mostly to remind myself that despite being ill, I won’t lose sight of my plans, that it really is ok to pick up where I left off and the goals I set for myself are obtainable.
Do you have a word for 2017?