I've seen this done on several blogs, and at first I thought it was kind of silly, but the concept has grown on me. People choose a word for the year, and try to really work that concept into their lives. I didn't set out to consciously pick a word, but as this month has progessed, one word has been coming up for me repeatedly. SIMPLIFY.
Some things I've been pondering: Do I really need to run to three stores to find the best deal, or can I just go to one store and make fewer purchases? Do I actually have to make everyone handmade cards (my original goal for the year), or am I better off to use some boxed cards and not stress about getting it done on time? Does my family really suffer if I use time-saving heat-and-eat meals (bought on sale) once or twice a week, rather than cooking from scratch daily? Of course the answers to all of these are obvious now, but these are the things I'm thinking about, and trying to change.
It's no wonder I suffer from insomnia sometimes... I am stressing myself out! I'm finding that when I simplify things, I feel more relaxed.
Simplify. It's my word for the year. What's yours?