My word for 2015 was flexible.
I don’t think I could have chosen a more fitting word. I had to be flexible, and sometimes it was a natural leaning and other times I had to choose it.
Two kids requires flexibility. A husband that travels for work sometimes requires flexibility (and patience!). Working from home requires flexibility. There are so many more things that occur in my life that require flexibility, and I genuinely experienced more joy and less stress this year because of my intention of being flexible.
I want to continue to choose to be flexible for the next year, but I also want a new word to meditate on as well.
and that word is Focus.
I have really exciting goals for 2016. I will have a 2 year old and a 1 year old in 2016(WHAT!). My husband and I will celebrate 7 years of marriage in 2016. There is a ton to look forward to. But focusing has been a consistent struggle in my life, both when I’m working and when I’m not. I’m quite easily distracted, and I don’t have a type A personality that can set a goal and work hard to get it done within the parameters I set for said goal.
I’m the queen of exceptions and excuses.
So, for 2016, I’m going to practice focus.
I’m going to make a strong effort to write effective to do lists that are achievable with specific to do’s (instead of “reply to all e-mails”). I’m going to try to set myself up for success in the time I’m working, and in time that I’m spending time with Justin or the boys. And I’m hopeful that all of these things will help my focus on whatever task is at hand at any given moment.
Do you pick a word for your year? If so I’d love to hear it in the comments!