Rather than resolutions I usually pick one word or one short phrase for the new year.
I focus on that word or phrase throughout the new year.
It serves as a theme for me to live into – and guides and inspires me throughout the year.
My word for 2014 was “connect” and it was a great theme that served me well!
In 2014 I started a private Facebook group for moms of lgbt youth, I enjoyed meeting up with some wonderful women at gatherings in Austin and Palm Springs this past year and continued to connect with some local groups of women that I meet with monthly for great conversations and fun! I made some new friendships and deepened existing friendships. One of the synchroblog themes (that I manage with three other wonderful people I am connected with) was “Connection” and I wrote about Human Connection and The Power of Empathy which was inspired by Brene’ Brown who served as the inspiration for my decision to choose the word “connect” as my 2014 One Word.
For 2015 I have chosen the word “create” and look forward to seeing how it manifests in my life.
Are you choosing one word for 2015? If so, what word will guide and inspire you this year?
I think Steve Fitzhugh and Dan Britton started the idea of replacing New Year’s resolutions with a one word theme for the upcoming year.
The one word theme is to be a word to focus on, meditate on and reflect upon throughout the new year. It has become a popular trend over the last few years and I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback, so I thought I would give it a try this year…
My one word for 2011 is (drumroll…………………………..)
I’ve chosen “awaken” as my word because there have been thoughts and ideas I have been pondering during Advent (see this post Advent: A Journey of Awakening) that are captured in the word “awaken”. I have been thinking a lot about the value of intentionally being present in the moment, of being aware of what makes me feel most alive, of being watchful for divine activity, of being conscious and giving recognition to thoughts and feelings even if they are not positive (I have a tendency to push away, stop, repress or ignore negative thoughts and feelings). So, throughout the coming year I am going to focus on this theme of “awaken” and see where the journey leads to and what is revealed.
Do you like the idea of choosing one word as a theme for the upcoming year? If so, what word would/will you choose and why?