Did you make any resolutions this year? Or do you have a word for the year?
I have always had a pretty typical approach to New Years resolutions… you know, start out so strong that wild horses couldn’t drag me down only to almost immediately rapidly enter a downward spiral and return once again to my old habits before you can say January 15th three times quickly.
But this never seems to stop me from having
a ridiculous number of some goals and plans for the start of each year.
And I love how each new year feels like a fresh start.
So this year I thought I would try the “word” approach – and I have chosen the word FOCUS as my focus for the year (no pun intended:).
I need to FOCUS more on what is most important in each moment and BE IN THE MOMENT. Be more present every day instead of living so much in my head.
See, I live in my head A LOT… always thinking, imagining, planning, dreaming… and that sometimes means I am not really ‘there’ when people are talking to me. Seriously annoying, I know. It is a habit I really want to change this year. To be more present. To live more in the here and now.
I know it will be hard. My head is an incredibly comfy place to be – it is furnished with lovely cushy white slipcovered sofas, has a kitchen stocked with all the tea one could drink, and has design magazines and catalogues piled high to the ceiling.
It is going to take some tough work to stay out of there…
In addition to being PRESENT – there is another part to the word FOCUS for me.
I need to focus on one thing at a time.
I catch myself running around many days like a chicken with my head cut off, bouncing from job to project to task and back again.
I need to STOP.
And maybe try doing one thing at a time. Until that one thing is done.
Like start a room project. And finish it. Before moving onto changing something in another room.
This part of FOCUS may be more of a challenge for me to tackle.
We have several BIG projects on our house planned for this upcoming year- some of which involve finishing ones that we didn’t get to last year. But I will share more about that another day.
Because now I’m going to change my FOCUS.
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And tell me – did you choose a WORD for the year? Any resolutions?? Big Plans or Goals??
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Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.