Every January I post words that I have chosen that I am going to focus on for the year. I try to put those before e throughout the year and remember them and focus on them. Hence the name – focus words. This year I decided that I am just going to choose one word to simplify things. I need less things to try to remember and this is one step toward simplifying my life.
This word can encompass a lot of my life and I truly want to live more intentionally. Being intentional means making deliberate choices to reflect what is most important to me. Becoming intentional can help me maintain a positive mindset, reach goals, experience more clarity, and be more present. It can also increase focus and commitment and bring more purpose and meaning to my life.
I am happy to embrace this word this year as my word of the year. How much more intentional I need to be. In everything. Instead of just jumping on everything that comes my way, I hope to be more intentional and decisive about what I choose to do, what I choose to participate in and how I choose to spend my time. It seems like there can be many demands upon my time and I split myself up into too many small pieces at time. I hope that I can use this word to focus this coming year and make my actions matter a bit more.
Do you choose a word or phrase each year? I would love to hear what yours are if you would like to share in the comments. Remember that for every comment this month on the blog, we will donate 50 cents to our Comments for a Cause recipient, The Family Place.