A few years ago, I noticed many of my friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. At first I was puzzled, then I saw the infinite power and usefulness of this practice. Let me explain:
Your “Word” is the one word you pick to sum up what you want to accomplish/achieve in the upcoming or existing New Year. Pick just one word to inspire you all year. Love this idea. Simple, powerful and to-the-point.
Last year my Word was “ReFocus.” I wanted to re-focus my business efforts and grow my writing work. Basically (on a business level) I had planned on doing less VA work and more freelance writing work. It worked to some degree and my writing work did expand, but within the last few months I also found myself saying “yes” to more virtual assistant social media work and immediately hating myself for it afterward. Don’t get me wrong, social media management absolutely pays the bills, but it is a notorious time-sucker and incredibly frustrating. I found myself saying to friends, “Yes, I am super busy. Swamped in fact. But I don’t have time to be creative (writing) and that makes me sad.”
I don’t like that feeling.
After a few months of being glued to my desk, staring at social media stats, I realized I had severely back-pedaled on my goals and path and I needed to get my Energy Bus back on the right road.
With that in mind, I am toying with choosing between several Words for 2015, all of which I think apply to my vision for the New Year.
— Diem Brown (@DiemBrownMTV) October 31, 2014
I want to live life vigorously. I want to seize every moment of every day, feel the sun on my skin, bask in the smiles of my kids and stretch my legs and see the world. I left the 9-5 grind to do just that and I seemed to have lost my way.
Honoring-regard with great respect.
Again this applies to me, my life, my work and my family. I want to focus on honoring why I decided to work from home in the first place, the time my family needs, my skills and passions and most of all; my health. That too has massively hit the skids and I don’t want my children crowding around a hospital bed asking me why I didn’t take better care of myself. I need to honor that inner athlete that really wants to get out and the honor the desire to grow old and be annoying for as many years as possible.
What’s your Word for 2015?