I loved the idea of a focus word. I found it much more achievable and not as intimidating as resolutions that seem to go undone before January draws to a close! I was drawn to two words and decided to focus on both: connect and complete. I cannot say I was 100% perfect in my focus but I do feel that I did better and that really was my goal. I did better at connecting in my relationship and completing what I wanted to focus on for the year.
So this year I decided to do it again. It didn't take long before a single word came to my mind that just felt right.
It's not a word I use very often but it feels perfect for where I am at in life. I am in the middle of a healthy lifestyle transformation (down 45 lbs whoop! whoop! in the last 6 months) and approaching some major life transitions in 2013. Strive feels like a great word to guide in that process. As a visual reminder I created a word cloud.
I think I am going to hang over my sink (a place I spend FAR too much time) to help remind me of my focus. I also found some great quotes on pinterest, who doesn't love pinterest that I added to a Strive Board.
I loved this one...
A great reminder... Are my actions consistent with what I am striving for in life? That is a question I hope to be able to consistently answer yes as I focus on striving for what matters to me and my family.
Do you do New Year's Resolutions? Focus word? If so, what is your word?