I started out 2016 by finding a word that I would focus on for an entire year. That word was “choose”. What a wonderful word it has been, making me more and more aware of when I have choices and how I am using those choices.
I start everyday with an affirmation that started out as “I choose to live my life by choice”. I wrote a few posts about working with that word in my old journaling blog. That affirmation has evolved over the year. First I added “making changes through baby steps” to handle my inner perfectionist that was trying to change the whole world everyday. The version I’ve been using for many months now says
I choose to live my life by choice, making changes through baby steps in my daily practice.
Little daily choices have added up to make a HUGE difference in my life.
I’m already looking forward to my word for next year. Ideas have been popping in and out of my consciousness. I know we still have two and a half months to go, but choosing a word to live with for a year can be a lengthy search. A lot of things came to mind but as I lived with them, they proved to be too shallow, or too… something just not right.
My word appeared to me, and as I’ve noodled over it for a week now I am ready to announce that my word for 2017 is (insert drum roll here)…
Starting January 1st, I’ll be blogging about Simplify and ways that I’m finding to simplify my life.
What word will choose to focus on in the upcoming year? Start thinking about it now because I guarantee that if you find a word to focus on every day, you’ll see big changes happening in your life.