Happy New Year!
I can't believe it's actually 2017 now! I'm one of those people who really tries to start the new year out with goals, a positive mindset, and a good work ethic. Of course, some of these things start to dwindle by...let's say, February? Sometimes it takes a lot of work to keep the same attitude and perseverance throughout the entire year.
Instead of resolutions, I always come up with a few key words that I want to really focus on for the year. Hopefully these will resonate with you, and you will be able to pick your own word(s) for the year! This year, I happen to have three:
1. Intention. I want to try my best to do everything with good intentions this year. This means that I will try to stop procrastinating as much (dang Youtube and Instagram..) and really hone in on my goals for the day, week, month, even year. I want to think about the longterm effects of everything that I do, and try to make positive changes according to each goal that I set.
2. Contentment. I won't lie...this has been a word of mine for the past couple of years. I have anxiety, and sometimes it can get pretty terrible. I'm going to remind myself to be present in every situation, remember how blessed I am, and enjoy the good times in my life. I don't want to become complacent, but I also don't want to be on-edge about everything all of the time. This is a work-in-progress for me (as I'm sure it is for everyone), but I've seen some positive changes in myself over the past year, and I hope to continue with this mindset.
3. Breathe. Along with my anxiety, I have a touch (or a lot) of OCD, so writing that word as a verb (rather than a noun-like the other words) is hard for me. . :) Speaking of OCD, I am ALL about making lists and trying to stay organized. And when I say "making lists" I mean that I make lists to make lists. Like...right now on my list is: "Make a list of organizational stuff to buy." I have a problem. "Breathe" is going to be one of my words because sometimes I need to remind myself to take a break, stop over-thinking, stop beating myself up, and just breathe. Just be. If you suffer from anxiety, you probably know that this is essential in keeping yourself healthy, mentally and physically.
So, there you have it! My three words for this year are Intention, Contentment, and Breathe. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year's Eve! Here's to 2017!!