It was this post that really inspired me to choose a word for the year.
I chose my first word in 2014, and it was health. I’d say I was all over it, because I sailed through my check ups, have my first one year reprieve and stayed fit. In fact, I did two half marathons (one of them in Disneyland) ran 3 10ks, the Mother’s Day Classic, the Sutherland to Surf and the Disneyland 5k so all in all, quite a busy year in the running department. In other news, I gained about 5 kilos but I’d really rather not talk about that. I’m not proud of my weight gain but I am rather proud that I can still run with the equivalent of a very large bag of potatoes on my butt.
But 5 days into the now-not-so-new year and I was still wordless.
It seems like everyone has chosen a word for the year. Except me.
With so many words to choose from, which one to pick?
It took me so long to decide on a word for the year that I wondered whether I should actually choose focus. The older I get, the more indecisive I become. Deciding what to wear can be a challenge and don’t get me started on what to eat for lunch or dinner.
Then I was going to choose gratitude but I’d like to think that I’m pretty grateful as it is, although it might be an idea to dig out my gratitude journal that has been gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.
So after much pondering and wondering, I decided upon my word. *drum roll please…*
Thanks to the lovely Tash from A Little Bit of Thyme for this gorgeous graphic!
You see, I’m like an enthusiastic puppy. When I find something I like or that I need to do, I’m like a dog with a bone and I will do it at the exclusion of all else. While this strategy is always heartfelt and can work well in the short term, it can really hit the fan down the track.
So this year I’m going to bring a bit more balance to Planet Sam.
I’m going to sleep more and stay up late less.
I’m going to balance full time work, studying for my counselling qualification and blogging. And do a little and often.
I’m going to balance saying yes and saying no. (Take that, FOMO!)
I am going to balance the calories I burn with the calories I consume.
I’m going to plan, cook and eat delicious balanced meals.
I’m going to balance healthy eats with some tasty treats (I won’t quit sugar, but I’ll endeavour to eat less of it!)
I am going to balance time in front of the computer with time away from it.
Yup. And that’s about as far as I’ve got so far. Basically, I’ve decided life is a bit of a balancing act and I just need to get a bit better at balancing. I’m quick to confess that I have commitment issues and a short memory so I’m not sure how I’ll go, but by publicly outing my word right here, right now, at least I’m making myself accountable. Feel free to remind me of my word if you think I forget!
So tell me, what’s your word for 2015? And why did you choose it?