Have you picked a “Word of the Year” before?
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” -Unknown
When picking my word for 2017 (a new practice, I haven’t ever done a word of the year before), I wanted something that would remind me to take risks, to do things differently than I’ve been doing them. I wanted the reminder to sacrifice what I want now for what I want more. I wanted it to work for my goals in my family, in my relationships, in my personal growth, and in this blog.
I want 2017 to be a year of discomfort.
It means more trips with the kids in tow, even if it would be easier to stay home.
It means less about me and more about others.
It means more rigorous workouts and waking up earlier.
It means more patience, more presence, and new habits.
It means more projects that challenge me.
It means getting myself off the couch, out from behind the screen, and away from excuses.
Some of the discomfort will be forced. We have some big family changes coming this year and the new + different will inevitably mean a bit of discomfort. But a lot of it will come only by choosing it, from making time for things that are not what I’ve been choosing for the last few years.
2016 was wonderful but I’m certain 2017 will be the best yet.
Happy New Year!
Have you picked a word for the year? I’d love to hear it!
Still looking for your word for 2017? I’ve listed some of my favorites but take a while to think about what your goals are, who you really want to work on becoming in 2017. What are characteristics of that person? What do your goals have in common? Maybe you’re searching for more simplicity in your business and home life? Maybe you’re looking to be more daring in your relationships and in your work? I love the theme a word of the year sets to your goals + direction in the new year. Once you’ve picked it, set it as your phone’s lock screen. Write it on the bathroom mirror (in dry-erase marker). Frame it for your desk or your nightstand. Keep it in the forefront of your mind and use it to set smaller monthly goals throughout the year.
I hope one of these speaks to you!
outfit details: I got this sweater for a steal at Marshalls two months ago but found the same one online for about 50% off the original price (it’s pricey and only available in a handful of sizes but it’s gorgeous in person and the quality is great). My denim are these jeans but I snagged them from thredUP and my boots are Michael Kors and a clearance Saks Off Fifth find two years ago.