2017 Word of the Year: Simplify

Recently I was introduced to a trend that has been super popular for the last few years – choosing one word to define the new year. How I was not aware of this movement before now is beyond me. Just today I decided that I would finally choose my word. I’ve been pondering a several. And I have to say that picking one word out of all of the beautiful, inspirational, meaningful, and marvelous words is awfully intimidating!

What if I choose the wrong word? Will that wrong word follow me around like a little, lost puppy? Or will it haunt me like a ghost?

Decisions, decisions.

If I’m honest, I’ve actually known that simplify would be my word of the year for weeks. I have had an overwhelming urge to simplify for some time now. And what better time to do so than at the beginning of a new year.

Word of the year: simplify

I can give you a million reasons why I chose simplify, but the main reason is that the last 4 years of my life have been crazy. 2013 started out with me being put on bedrest, then hospitalized for a month before having the triplets. Then things just got insane from there – long NICU stays, long drives back and forth to Indianapolis, three tiny babies to care for, no sleep. How we’ve survived since then is a wonder.

I Want To…

  • Reduce my stress and overwhelm.
  • Focus on minimizing.
  • Become more mindful of how I spend my time.
  • Say no to as much as possible.
  • Prioritize what matters.
  • Say no to perfect.
Perfect is complicated. #simplify #simplify2017 Click To Tweet

I want to simplify our daily routine and the stuff we own. I want to simplify my systems for blogging and my daily schedule. I want to prioritize and be more intentional.  I want to get more done within my home in less time. I want to say yes to what really matters and acknowledge that I can do anything but not everything.

Simplify Means…

I define simplify as a way of prioritizing and doing it not only well, but consistently. When you simplify, priorities become clear and life becomes easier and more enjoyable.

2017 Word of the Year

Keep things simple, but significant. #simplify2017 Click To Tweet

Do you have a word of the year? Tell me in the comments below! What is one thing you’d LOVE to simplify in your life or business in 2017?!

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16 thoughts on “2017 Word of the Year: Simplify

  1. This is definitely my word for year. We have been working to simplify our lives for a few months now. We have purged our home things we dont need, and our lives of people we dont need.

  2. I’ve been hearing about the word of the year a lot lately. I love yours! One of the intentions I set for this year is to simplify our lives. We’ve been decluttering our home, simplifying our spending by only buying things we need, and simplifying our debt.

  3. I’ve been trying to remember this and it has made my life so much more peaceful. Simplify to me, also means let go of control. Keep everything simple. It has made a huge difference in my outlook and lessened my anxiety. Hope it does the same for you. Happy new year!

  4. I didn’t know it was a trend, but that’s what I’ve done for the past few years, rather than making detailed goal-lists. Last year, my word was simplify! I’ll probably keep it the same this year, because, really I will probably need the daily reminder until the day I die. I have the natural urge to do EVERYTHING, so I have to remind myself often to be intentional about how I spend my time and energy.

  5. Simplify is the best word ever. I feel ya! Cut off the excess of whatever is weighing us down. I love this! I think it’s my word for 2017 too. =)

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