Friday, 2 January 2015

One Word

Like so many people, I am positively awful at setting and sticking to new years resolutions.

I don't exactly love the whole concept because there's a part of my brain that thinks "Why do you have to wait until the first day of the year to implement something new?  Why not RIGHT NOW?"

I think our brains like the idea of starting a new thing at the beginning of a week or month so the idea of a New Years Resolution always seems really appealing.

I absolutely never stick to resolutions and last year I came across an idea that appeals so much more to me than a list of resolutions - One Word.

You can find out more about the idea here, but a brief summary is that rather than setting yourself a list of resolutions, you choose a single word to encapsulate what you want to achieve for the year.

Picking a single word is quite difficult, but I've had a few days to give it some thought and this year I'm going with:

Action

I've chosen this particular word for one very specific reason.  I am a lazy person. Seriously lazy.  Not so much in my professional life, but in my personal life.  L-A-Z-Y.

I have a list of a million things to do, that would make my life and home environment better but when I get home from work, sitting in front of the TV watching YouTube videos seems infinitely more appealing.

What I've realised is that I'm wasting my life.  Stagnating.  Not living.  Just existing.  It's such a waste and it can't carry on.

I don't necessarily mean that I'm going to start going to the gym 5 days a week, but I'm actually going to take action in my life to get things done instead of sitting around and then semi-bitching that my life isn't where I want it to be.  Of course it's not, I'm not taking the steps to get it there!

Have you set any resolutions, or a word for the year?  If you have, let me know in the comments.  I'd love to hear.

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