Happy New Year!!
To say that 2015 was a rollercoaster year is an understatement. I won’t dive into details, but it has been a crazy ride and I am thankful that it has come to an end. I have learned a lot about myself in 2015, especially towards the end.
Every year, as far back as I can remember, I have been one of those people that makes New Year’s resolutions… and I never keep them. This year I am doing something different, I am choosing one word that I will focus on in 2016: transformation.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about choosing only one word to focus on for an entire year, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. Instead of making a long list of things I
think know I should do, I only have to focus on one word. Now this one word does have a bunch of goals that I would like to accomplish over the next 366 days (FYI: it’s a Leap Year), but I don’t have to check all of them off to feel successful.
Here is my list of some of the things I would like to accomplish in 2016 that have to do with my word, transformation:
- Remember to love myself – I need to stop comparing myself to others
- Take better care of me – eat healthier and spend more time exercising
- Stop being pessimistic – dream big… even if it’s not always realistic
- Spend more time with God – build a stronger, deeper relationship with Him
- Rid myself of the toxic things in my life – people, habits, etc.
- Get a better handle on my anxiety
- Spend less time with technology – putting down my phone, turning off the TV, and shutting down my laptop more often
- Let go…
- …of my inner critic
- …of always going to the worst case scenario
- …of guilt for past mistakes
- Start being more honest with myself and to others
- Continue to challenge myself and to never stop learning – read more books, take classes, and have intellectual conversations
I could probably keep going, but that is a little glimpse into what helped me choose the word transformation to focus on in 2016. If you like the idea of choosing one word to focus on for the year, I encourage you to join me!