If you’re anything like me, your list of New Year’s resolutions reads like a sort of impossible to-do list. We resolve to change the way we eat or don’t eat , exercise more, travel to new places, save money bla bla bla… You get the idea. It always sounds like a great idea but then I promptly forget before the month is over and end up not making any changes what so ever.
This year I decided to say NO and I will not be making any resolution.
I know, shocking right? Who does that?!?
Instead I’m going to pick one word for the new year…a single word that will help me focus on my main goal for the year. It could be any word like “adventure ” or “grace” or “create” or “reinvest”. I chose “simplify” because my life just feels too complicated for my head to deal with some days and I need to make it less so. But then I thought if I really wanted to simplify my first step should be to simplify my one word, so I cut it down to “simple”, which works well because it’s a simpler version of simplify and also because “simple” also means “ignorant or foolish” and that just seems fitting. Done. Simple.
PS. I’m not sure if this is how this is supposed to work but I do feel like I’ve accomplished something, so, fair play.
PPS. Your turn. What’s your one word?
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That is a great idea! I think my word would be “relax”.
I’m not making any resolutions either but do have a list of words that I’m using. One of those words is “positivity” and it reminds me that even when times get hard, try to have a positive attitude!
Claudia Krusch says
I love simplify! My word was joy! I haven’t made any resolutions either, just working on continuing to be healthy and doing everything with joy!!!
Janeane Davis says
I don’t do I word of the year. I pick a song. This year my song is 99 and 1/2.
lol I dont’ have a word. I think it’s cool though when people do. And your non-word might prove to be more motivating than you know. 🙂
My word is DREAM! I am going to follow my dreams – create new dreams and simply live the life I dream of!
Liz Mays says
I think this could be a really cool idea. I’m not sure what word I’d choose for 2016.
My word for this year is Create. I usually just go with the flow or allow other people to decide whats going to be done, but not this year.
Love your word! I am getting on the one word wagon too. I haven’t narrowed it down yet. But I am thinking Purpose.
Olivia douglass says
oh I need to pick a word for 2016! thanks for the reminder! 🙂
My word is NOW! I’m going to try not to procrastinate or put things off.
Carol Bryant says
This is a fantastic way to kick off the new year. I want my word to be “cherish” so that I can remember to cherish every moment and be grateful for all I have.
Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) says
Simplify is a nice word for 2106! I just finished reading a book about simplifying your clutter and your life, the joy it brings – I recommend it for you new year goal!! Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I am with you, I do not make resolutions because I am bad at sticking to them! My word would be NO also, time to cut back!
Lois Alter Mark says
I am so with you. I never end up keeping resolutions but I always make a word. For the last few years, it’s been “Do,” which has inspired me to DO a lot! I may need to go with simplify next year!
Mine is consistency because.. I’m not a consistent person. At all. Last year mine was practice, so I think I did a lot of that!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I don’t make resolutions either and I never pick a word of the year – I just like to take whatever life throws at me and roll with it 🙂
Rebecca Bryant says
I never make resolutions because i always break them. As for word last year my word was fearless this year my word is happiness. I have decided to stop letting people steal my happy.