Monday, 1 January 2018

2018 Word Of The Year Is...

For the past few years, I have selected a word of the year. My word for 2017 was love
 
Last year, when selecting the word of the year, I noted that towards the end of 2016 I realized the extent of how much I was loved. I have no idea what was going or what had happened for me to say that. I do know why I selected love and I can tell you that 2017 was not a year full of love. Far from it. 

For 2018, I struggled a bit to come up with a word. Last week, I had a conversation with one of my best friends where he shared his new year resolutions with me. He asked me if I had any resolutions and I told him I didn't...it's not something I do. he told me that he thought my resolution should be to focus on me, that I spend so much time and energy focusing on others and that I should focus more on myself. He told me to think about it, which I told him I would. 

That conversation inspired my 2018 Word Of The Year:

Self-Care
 
I do need to focus on caring for myself and well being. I want to go back to living well- eating healthier and working out more. I want to take time for myself to relax and decompress. I want to be more mindful. While I will always want to help and support others, I also want to support myself with my goals and well being. Most importantly, I don't want to do things for the sake of doing them, or do things "because I have to" or "because it's the right thing to do", I want to do things because I want to, because they make me happy/a better person/enrich my life. 

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