Happy New Year friends!
I know. It’s already the 13th of January and things are picking up pretty fast in the New Year. I hope you and your families are doing well and that everything is going as you want it to.
Now, we have all been taught to make resolutions when starting a New Year. Resolutions are merely the goals and objectives that we want to achieve in the New Year. However, most people forget about their resolutions within a week, with only a handful of people accomplishing what they set out in January.
I find some resolutions to be too vague, yet I like to be specific. In order to increase my chances of success in the New Year, I adopted a concept that I learned from my fellow bloggers a few years back.
It’s pretty simple. At the beginning of the year, you choose a word that will be a reminder of what you want to achiee throughout the year.
The beauty in his process is that one word is easier to remember and focus on as opposed to a myriad of resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I still make a list of goals and objectives(In fact, am planning to do a post on this later thi week), but they are all guided by my word for the year.
In many cases, I start thinking about my word around Christmas, and it eventually comes to me by the start of the year.
My word for 2016 is JOY.
I have been thinking a lot about my life over the holidays, and the different roles I play in this world. I have also been really focusing on finding myself again, and thinking about the things I would love to do this year to enrichmy life and find more happiness.
Joy basically means great pleasure, delight, immene happiness, bliss and gladness.
Now, who wouldn’t want more of that in their life.
I purposefull intend to participate in activities that bring me joy, and dissasociate myself from things that rob me of my precious joy. I know this will take purposed and deliberate actions from my part and am willing to do the work.
This will mean saying no to some things and some people, as well as saying yes to some things that I might have been afraid to try out.
Choosing this word means that whenevr am faced with a sticky situation, I might have to ask whether that particular thing or person brings me joy. The answer will determine how I move forward.
Joy. I intend to find it in everything I do this year.
If you were to choose just one word to describe your focus or attitude this year, what would it be. This practice has been superbly helpful to me and I definitely think that you should try it.
One word. JOY.