A very Happy New Year to you all!
With the new year, we get an opportunity to start fresh. I’ve been choosing a Word of the Year for the last four years. The concept is to set a word as a guide for the next 365 days.
Last year I chose three words FOCUS, BELIEVE and BALANCE as my words. Unfortunately, I forgot about these words and lost my focus, shattered my beliefs and tumbled more often than not! In the previous years, I had my word of the year written down in the front page of my journal, hence helping me remember the word and its purpose. Last year it skipped my mind to jot the words down on the journal and throughout the year I had no reason to remember them, though, the need to remember the words were exceedingly high. It’s only in December I realized that I’ve completely forgotten about my words of 2018.
Well, so it failed one year doesn’t stop me from doing the exercise this year, does it now?
I have been brainstorming ideas for my word of 2019 for the last couple of weeks. I want it to give me direction as well as help me get back on my path if and when I lose my way. Also, I want the word to reflect my goals for the year.
Now, my goals are simple – to do the things that make me happy and to reduce stress. At the end of 2019, I want to reflect back with less stress than I had in 2018. I know life is uncertain and there will be reasons to stress out, but I would like to avoid the self-manifested stress in 2019.
And so, I landed on the word for 2019 – INDULGE.
I would like to indulge in my writing, my thoughts, my wishes, and my dreams this year.
I would like to indulge in ideas and goals without the fear of losing.
I want to indulge in being productive and living each day as it comes without tiring myself out.
I am looking forward to indulging in being kind and being positive.
I want to indulge in life without the fear of not being in control.
As reducing stress is my primary goal this year, I’m hoping that this word would help me in taking it easy when my mind wanders off to anxiety and apprehensions.
Too much to expect from a word? I know, setting a word is easier than making that word complete the list of goals I want to accomplish. After all, this is no magic word. And I don’t expect it to be either. I’m only planning to depend on the word and this list as a reminder when I get stuck. That’s all.
One of the major changes I am hoping to bring in this year is to appreciate myself. I haven’t got a clue about how to do that, however, I am looking forward to learning this new trick.
So, here I am welcoming 2019 with the hope that the new year is going to be kind to me.
Linking with Corinne at Everyday Gyaan.