Today many people will be thinking about their New Year's Resolutions and wondering why they don't last past the 2nd week of January!
Other people will be thinking about their One Little Word. This is one word to give focus to the year.
If you google One Little Word you will find a variety of websites, including:
Two Writing Teachers
My One Word
I have been taking part in Ali Edward's class OLW 2011 at BPS this year. My word for 2011 has been RESTORE as in
Freshen recharge recreate refresh regenerate rejuvenate repair
Renew resuscitate revitalise revive reinstate re-establish
And my aim was to:
Rest ~ to improve my sleep patterns
Exercise ~ with my Rosemary Conley DVD that I have used in the past
Spirituality ~ to restore my lost relationship with God
Time ~ to get dressed at an appropriate time ~ not later & later!
Order ~ to find order & routine in each day
Restoration ~ to take part in the Brave Girl course: Soul Restoration
Equilibrium ~ to find balance in all areas of life
However although I took part in the class exercises and I kept the word in the forefront of my mind (but not as often as I would have liked) I don't feel that I achieved as much as I had hoped this time last year.
And now I want to choose a word for 2012. I've signed up for OLW2012 which starts tomorrow and it would be helpful to know what word I am going with.
Initially I was going with FOCUS. Focusing on Faith, Fitness, Fellowship, Fun and Photography. Cheesey I know!
However the problem with Focus for me is that I could just focus my thinking but not actually do anything! I need a more active verb.
I was really interested in Karen's post on her blog as she has taken the priorities she has identified in her life and set goals for each area. SMART goals at that! More Thoughts and Plans
So, I know what I need to do ~ once I've chosen the word (or it chooses me!)
These are the front runners:
Wholehearted: enthusiastic, unreserved, sincere, heartfelt, unconditional, total, unqualified
Action: act, deed, exploit, achievement, accomplishment, feat, stroke, battle
Achieve: attain, get, realise, accomplish, reach, do, complete, pull off
Practise: do, put into practice, live out, carry out, perform, apply, follow, observe
And which ever word I choose will need to apply to various areas of my life: Health & fitness, Faith and relationships (fellowship), Fun and Finishing projects and courses I start.
What shall I choose? Your thoughts are welcome.
Did you have a word for 2011? Are you choosing a word for 2012, and if so, what is it?