It’s that magical time of year when you’re allowed to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with the new year. I’ve done monthly goals, yearly goals and words of the year. This past year I had two areas to focus on. Health and being more minimal. I was successful in the latter with being more conscious of the things coming into my home as well as the things going out. This year I’ve written 1-3 goals in each of the three areas of my life (family, self and work). Although I have goals, which I use more as guidelines, I’m going to focus on one word that will touch every aspect of my life.
My word for 2018 is ‘Mindful’. I will be focusing my thoughts on being more mindful towards myself and others.
Self- We are expecting a baby in July and my biggest priority will be to be mindful of my body. To exercise, nourish the baby and pay attention when my body is telling me to slow down.
Family- I want to be more in tune with my daughter since we will be having an addition to the family making sure she feels helpful and heard.
Work- Two things I’ve had to learn and re-learn over the past 4 years of having this blog: 1. Have high standards but low expectations.
2. Consistency with valuable content is key.
I want to be mindful of these two main lessons and let the numbers fall where they will. I’ve lost passion for blogging because of the focus on numbers, algorithms and trying to keep up with the changes. This year I’m focusing on my two key lessons.
Others- be mindful of others in my community and around the world. Keep them in mind when things get too self-centered. When I’m active in the community with volunteering or being aware of how others think/feel I’m much more compassionate and thoughtful.
Will you be doing goals or using a word to keep your focus in 2018? Haven’t gotten on board yet because you’re too busy? Jan 1 is not a magical number. Do it whenever it feels right to you!