Earlier this year, while browsing Pinterest, I came across the idea of using a word instead of resolutions to focus your year around. For whatever reason, this idea stuck with me and kinda grew on me.So, that is what I am doing this year….I am focusing my year around a word rather than resolutions.
My word is Enough.
I picked this word because so many times I feel like I need to do more. During the holidays, I feel like I need to buy more gifts for people. Going out with friends, I feel like I need to put more effort into my appearance. Some days I feel like I need to be a better wife. Other days, I feel like I need to do more for Quin. Most days I feel like I need to call my friends more. However at the end of the day, I am doing all that I can do. I need to remind myself that I am enough. As long as I give it my best, I am enough exactly how I am.
With social media, the temptation to compare myself to others is strong. I see people’s weight loss journey on Instagram and think “I need to get my butt up and lose weight too.” I see people getting a new car and think “Quin needs more space in the back seat, I need to get a new car.” People post pictures in a cute outfit and I think “Ugh my wardrobe is so out of style. I need to get new clothes” but in reality everything I have is enough. In fact, I have MORE THAN ENOUGH. I need to stop the comparing and wishing and wondering and focus on the fact that I have MORE than enough!
Sometimes I can be a pushover. Most of the times I am a big ol B word but sometimes I get so mad at myself for letting people be rude to me, letting people take advantage of me, or simply not voicing my opinion for various reasons. Its silly. There is no reason why I shouldn’t speak up. I need to recognize when i’ve taken enough sh*t from situations and just walk away.
All of that sounds so easy. Really it does. But, come January 5th, life is going to creep back up and the day to day is going to start again and I am going to struggle reminding myself of my word. It will be challenging but I am excited to focus 2017 on a word: ENOUGH and make the most of my year!
So 2017, Enough it is! I am ready! I am ready to focus on being enough, knowing that what I have is enough, & knowing when enough is enough!
I wish you enough!
by Bob Perks
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”
For 2017, let’s put HMMC monthly challenges to the side and focus on ourselves, our resolutions, and/or our word of the year. That is challenge in and of itself. We will do No Spend September again and I’ll try to throw a few quarterly challenges out there for fun but the main challenge each month is our word and/or resolutions!
If you choose a word, what is your 2017 word of the year? Or if you are more traditional, what is your resolution?