I have a yearly tradition that begins at the start of the new year. It pertains to the choosing of a special word which will become my theme as the year unfolds.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer choosing the Word of the Year as opposed to making a New Year’s Resolution. My chosen word helps to bring focus and clarity for what I want to create in my life.
In the past, I’ve chosen words such as GRATITUDE and BALANCE. This year’s word presented itself to me during a recent shopping excursion to Marshall’s Home Goods.
As most of you know, I am a organized person who functions best when my environment is orderly and without clutter. This past summer my home underwent a long overdue renovation on the family room level. Furniture was moved to other areas of the house and smaller items were packed into a series of boxes. As a result, I was totally and completely discombobulated!!
Although I’m far from a pack rat, I’ve been donating household items and clothing that no longer serve me. I’ve also been sorting through my file cabinet and putting aside a plethora of old documents, etc. for shredding as well as filling my recycle bin. My goal is to become as much of a minimalist as possible.
My word — SIMPLIFY — has already become a mantra as it guides my daily actions and helps me to become a happier version of myself! Have you chosen a word for 2018? If so, please share in the comment section below.
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