A New Year, a new word. This year’s focus word is “be.”
Every year instead of selecting a New Year’s resolution, I select a focus word for the year.
For me, aligning to a word provides direction all year long versus focusing on a goal that you meet (or not) and then move beyond.
I usually start with the definition of the word, but I found that difficult this year. So, instead I am sharing a quote from mindful.org that “defines” what “be” or “being” means to me:
‘In being mode, the mind has “nothing to do, nowhere to go” and can focus fully on moment-by-moment experience, allowing us to be fully present and aware of whatever is here, right now.’
My goal for this year, this new chapter in my life, is to be present in the moment. I selected this focus word because I have been “doing” all my adult life. Lists, obligations, deadlines, and people pleasing have kept me doing. Doing to the point where my well has run dry. This year, I am looking at self-care and with that “allowing” myself to be in the moment versus in the space of what has happened or what will happen.
So this year I intend to start being instead of doing by:
- Deciding what is most important to me.
- Choosing to be happy in each moment.
- Honoring my strengths.
- Residing in the present moment with an open heart.
- Taking inspired action.
Consider joining me in selecting a word for 2022. What will it be? Or will you join me in “being?”