I don’t do New Year Resolutions. Shoot, I tend to break them before the Christmas decorations are down. So, I have been spending this week examining everyone’s resolutions to see what they are doing. Seems to be a lot of weight loss, get healthy and less spending, well DUH…. I need more than that, I need direction, I need a plan.
Many of my blogger friends who are quite eloquent in writing and verbiage have featured this idea of a WORD OF THE YEAR. Many of them are profound,
2019 Word of the Year Ideas
Create A Vision Board
Other friends are more visual and have created these incredible vision boards to help guide and motivate them. You can use a vision board to depict goals and dreams in all areas of your life, or in just one specific area that you are focusing on. Many people use vision boards as an important part of the annual goal-setting process. They help set and prioritize goals, values, and intentions. Vision boards can be fun to make and quite artistic/creative.
Examples Of Vision Boards
To be honest, I am not good at arts and crafts. I did not do well with the whole scrapbooking thing. Although, I am a “visual person”. I need things written down so I can examine them and mark them off. So for me, The LIST is an important tool. Specific tools I use are the old fashion yellow pads you can buy at any office supply place. I buy them in bulk. Next is a box of Crayola or Sharpie colored markers.
The List Is My Favorite Tool
Okay, I have my favorite tools but I still don’t have any direction. I am a practical gal, so after examining where I am and where I want to go in this stage of life, I have decided to select a WORD OF THE YEAR to help me get started. Plus, it seems to be the cool things to do. My word is ………..simplify.
My Word Of The Year
Boring, but very practical, the word simplify is perfect for this stage in life. As a Midlifer and Empty Nester, my life is a mess. Full of clutter and stuff both physical and mental, many days I can’t think or move. I am frozen, can’t go forward nor can I go back until I deal with the “life’s clutter”. Everything is hard, too much too do, too many directions, too much to think about. I need to simplify my life to help me destress and examine what truly matters. Only then can I truly get a clear direction and focus.
The months of January is going to be dedicated to getting a plan on how I am going to simplify my life and clear out the clutter. I invite you to join me on this journey in hopes that it will help you find
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