Resolutions… Just that one word carries so much expectation, doesn’t it? What does it say about us as a culture that at the beginning of every year we focus on what we need to change about our lives in the coming year?
We focus on what we aren’t doing well, what we failed to do, what we started but didn’t finish. When we sit down to make resolutions we focus on our failures, not our promises.
At least, that’s the way it was for me.
I would focus on what I didn’t do, have, wear, eat… and not what I did. What desperately needed to change, not what did I need to do more of. I didn’t like it. It made me feel bad.
Honestly, it started my year off with a funk and not with a bang.
Then a few years ago I started seeing bloggers choose one word resolutions that weren’t really resolutions at all. They were promises.
I can get behind promises.
These one word promises focused on change, yes, but instead of punitive, they felt hopeful. Freeing.
They felt like a gift.
Starting the year by giving yourself a gift… That’s something we should all get behind.
This year, I’m choosing one word. No list of things to do, but one word to remind myself who I am, whose I am and who I want to be.This year, I'm choosing one word to remind myself who I am, whose I am and who I want to be. Click To Tweet
That sounds like a great way to start the new year.
Have you picked your word? What was your inspiration? Help me discover my one word.