Sooooooo, way back in January (which actually feels like last week) a lot of us conscientious types chose a word for our year. One word that we were going to stamp all over 2012.
Amanda at Elliboo chose 'Energy'
Christie at Childhood 101 chose 'Balance'
Kelly at A Life Less Frantic chose 'No'
Michele at The Hills are Alive chose 'Enough'
Megan at Silver Threads of Happiness chose 'Thrive'
Leisa at Life at Another Level chose 'Kindness'
You can see all of the creative, important words everyone contributed here.
I chose 'Better'. Better is a good, easy word if things suck because 'better' is just one step up from sucking. No, really, I chose 'better' because it was a word that would make me stop and think about the things that I do. To be 'better' you need to know exactly where you're at right now and 'better' has certainly brought more self-reflection to the way I'm living.
So far, half-way, I've found myself a 'better' job that fits better with my family and my values. I've worked out a 'better' balance and routine for us. I've been a 'better' listener and taken time to get to know the people I care about 'better'. I have also, unexpectedly, found myself on the road to being 'better' health-wise.
All in all, I think I'm tracking pretty well and the 'one word' concept is working a treat for me. In fact, I think I've kept my new years' 'revolutions' (as I always call resolutions in my head) quite well this year. Certainly much, much better than other years!
Did you join in the 'One Word' challenge?
How has your word been impacting you this year?
[Image by Xanthe Berkely via Tara Stone on Pinterest]