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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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?!