Focus words. What are they? Why do we choose them?
The name itself explains it. Focus. In the midst of the chaos of life, I choose to focus. I choose to embrace my shortfalls and work on them each day.
I have been really thinking about what I wanted my focus word to be for 2014. It’s so hard to just choose ONE.
health (mental and physical)
All of these words seemed like good options for me. And they are certainly all aspects I will be focusing on this year. But the one thing that resonates through all of them, and through the way I want to look at each day is just simply: new.
Each day offers us a new and fresh opportunity to do better, to try again, to reset the slate, if we need it. And realizing this makes it a lot easier to be more forgiving of ourselves and more willing to get back on track.
In 2014 I have decided to pursue the following:
a new commitment to health, balance, focus, family, philanthropy…kindness and encouragement.
I have an understanding that if I have a setback, it is okay. It is never too late to start over and keep trying to achieve those goals.
Each day, I can strive to be a better mother, wife, friend, neighbor, philanthropist, writer…
If I yell at my kids today, I can try harder tomorrow.
Speaking of new… you might notice some changes around the blog. Check it out, let me know what you think about my new site reorganization!
Have you chosen a word for 2014?