What's the Word, Hummingbird?

by - January 18, 2015

Brings Me Joy
I've read some of my favorite blogs talking about New Year's Words and Resolutions. And I actually planned on writing a Resolutions post myself.  But as you can see, I haven't.

Some of the posts I've read have seriously inspired me to think about my own approach to goals. I want to be able to refer back to these posts so I thought I'd share them with you too.

Diane @ Sweet Catastrophe shared her goals. I liked that she decided to go with goals instead of resolutions. And, she listed four goals. That certainly seems manageable. 

Kenzie @ Chasing My Extraordinary shared Ten Reasons New Year's Resolutions Fail. Reasons that we set ourselves up to fail. The reasons that resonated with me are: 
  • Too Many
  • Too Vague
  • Inflexible
Shannyn of Frugal Beautiful wrote a good 2015 Goals post. Shannyn has an incredible amount of discipline and resourcefulness. I have no doubt she can accomplish her goals. Her New Year's celebration has inspired me to think about things differently. I just love, love, love how she chose to spend her New Year's Eve. It was festive and new. 

Kim @ Stuffed Suitcase posted a really inspiring post called "Be a Runner".  She says: "Don't worry about your time--just run! She also said "Whether it is a 14 minute mile or a 7 minute mile it is still a mile." I love this perspective. 

Betsy @ BetsyTransatlantically really inspired me with how she thinks of the "Word for the Year" and I've been thinking about coming up from my word ever since. I actually had my word a while ago. My word:
RELAX
Remember when Aaron Rodgers spelled this out for Green Bay fans? I absolutely loved his swagger and his confidence when he did this. 
"Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X.  Relax. We're going to be OK."

{Like I said, I actually chose this word a few weeks ago...before we even knew Green Bay was going to play Seattle to go to the Super Bowl. You know I'm a diehard Seahawks fan...but I like Green Bay too. I liked them when Favre was there and I've been amazed at how seamlessly Rodgers stepped into the role.}

I should do a word cloud like Betsy did. I'm still thinking about why I chose the word. I plan to explore this a little more.

So, I'm sort of taking advice from all of these lovely bloggers. I think I'll go with "goals" rather than resolutions.  So here goes (don't know why I'm so nervous):

* Own a workout habit. 

* Consistently get 8 hours sleep...more if needed.

* Find JOY in little things. Everyday.

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6 comments

  1. love your word! we could all use a little more of that :)

    and I feel like your three goals totally build off each other. when one is working, it'll make it easier for the other two to work - and I bet that when they all work, they'll feel so much more powerful together than any one would on its own!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I'm still pondering all of the things my word means to me. :) I like your you mentioned that the three goals build off each other. It's funny that I didn't really think of that when I was making them. But I think you are so right. The workout/exercise and 8 hours sleep do connect and feed off each other. And the rested energy I get from them helps me see the joyful things. :)

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  2. Good for you! Your goals are positive and healthy exactly what they should be! Best of luck with them. I'm happy my post helped!

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    1. Thank you. I think they are good goals for me. I like that I didn't put too many parameters what defines success for these goals. I was quite vague about the exercise, but I sort of think the vagueness has been empowering. :)

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  3. Relax sounds like such an amazing word right now. I could definitely use more relaxation in my life! Thank you so much for featuring my post! I will definitely be checking the others out :D

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    1. Thank you. I realize I often tense...and maybe a little anxious. I am kind of using this word as a sort of mantra to keep me in the moment. :)

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