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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Word for 2013

Happy New Year everyone!

As you all know I don't do resolutions.  For the past couple of years I have been choosing a word for my mantra for the year.  I first began with 'Relax' as that year I felt this is what I needed to do to accomplish all the things I wanted to.  Last year it was 'Focus'.  Looking back on 2012 I realised that maybe I should have changed that word. I did loose focus half way through, but that was not the word's fault!  It was me not focusing on what I was supposed to be doing and getting drawn up in things around me that I lost my focus for a couple of months.

The word that you choose should guide you through the year.  It is not meant to be rigid or unbending, but should help you to clarify and define what you are trying to achieve.  You may find half-way through that it is not helping, then change it.  Find another one, but don't stop using a word.  It can be quite a powerful tool and will keep you on track.

This year, following on from 'Relax' and 'Focus' (last year's word), I'm choosing 'Simplify', with a little reminder to also 'explore'.  I want to simplify my life by tossing out clutter which I no longer need or want.  This could be material things or just changing the atmosphere around me.  I need to stop thinking and worrying about stuff that I have no control over, toss it out the window!

Teachers of Feng Shui tell you that by decluttering your physical environment, you will also declutter your mind, thus allowing you to live more simply, healthy and happy.  Don't we all want to achieve that!

You would have noticed that I have put 'explore' underneath simplify.  I want to explore ways of achieving my goals for the year but in an uncomplicated manner.

Do you have a word for the year?  If not, find one, it can help you mentally and physically achieve what you want with your year.


Frances Leate said...

This is a wonderful word Joy as it is just too easy to over complicate life and issues - even quiltmaking. Have a wonderful year!

Lindi said...

Seems a few of us are thinking along similar lines this year. :) Mine this year is REDUCE. Reduce clutter, reduce possessions, reduce pressure, reduce weight.

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

My word for 2012 was Champion, as in, I am already a Champion. In April the Sale City Band (I'm a percussionist in the band for the last 15 years) competed in Melbourne at the National Championships, and we WON the D grade division. In August I released my Block of the Month Chester Criswell Quilt and I've sold over seventy copies.
I haven't yet chosen a word for this year, but I am going to choose very carefully ;-)

susanawee said...

Thankyou for this word Joy.....what a wonderful idea. I also 'don't do' NY resolutions as I find that all too often, they fall away and get lots amongst the every day busyness of our lives.
My word for this year is BELIEVE or, should I say, phrase for this year is, BELIEVE THAT I CAN DO WHATEVER I SET MY MIND TO.
Hugs Sue/Cottesloe West.Aust.