I recently heard on the radio that we shouldn't have "resolutions" for New Year's but rather come up with a word that you can incorporate throughout the year into your daily life that will help you to stay focused and achieve all the goals you want to achieve. I liked this idea so I thought about it for a while and I have come up with my Word O' the Year. It's "Choices".
The choices I make will determine how my year progresses, right? If I strive to make all the best possible choices then that will help me remain in a positive mindset - hopefully. That's the plan anyway. If you know anything about me you know I pretty much cannot stand anything healthy. Healthy food, being healthy, the "E" word...exercise. I shudder just typing it! I have about zero motivation for any of that and even less energy. But, I decided to incorporate my word when looking at the whole "healthy" thing for the new year. If I make the choice to not do anything healthy for my body the maybe, just maybe, it will continue kicking my butt this year too. But if I make different choices, better choices, then maybe I will feel a little better more often than not. So I am making the choice to walk on the treadmill that has been doing nothing but collecting dust. And I am not calling it the "E" word either! I am starting really slow. Walking one mile each day. It takes me about 20-25 minutes depending on how my knee and hips are holding up. I'm not really feeling better yet but I can say that I am happy I am making the choice to do something different that I usually did in the past - which was nothing. And that's just one choice I am making. What choices are you making? What's your Word O' the Year?