I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions. When I was younger, I’d make them (some silly ones and some more personally challenging ones) but for me, they’d almost always never keep. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve done away with New Year’s resolutions and have been more about setting regular goals for myself instead.
Last year was the first year I decided to chose a theme to underpin 2015. That theme was summarised by a single word – balance – and the daily, weekly and monthly goals I worked towards all year were about helping me to find the life balance I sought. There were moments when I most certainly did not do well at embracing my 2015 theme, but remembering that one single word helped tremendously in those moments of doubt, and on the whole, I feel as if I did manage to figure it out.
However, towards the end of last year, I felt burnt out. After planning my wedding, working full-time, running my business, blogging, family and trying to still make time for everything else, I was guilty of spreading myself too thin and found myself completely and utterly exhausted.
And then I realised something.
Finding balance is as much about finding focus as it is juggling everything. And while I believe I can do anything, I know that I can’t do everything. At least not very well and certainly not all at once.
So looking back on the year that has passed, the word to underpin my 2016 is focus. In order to accomplish the things that I want and yet still maintain the balance I love in my life, I will be focusing on less – getting rid of those kinds of excesses that make me feel a lot busier than I actually am! Focusing my time and energy on the people and things that are most important to me, and worrying less about the rest is my one and only ‘resolution’ for 2016.
I’ve already made some changes in keeping with this theme and I’m so excited you guys! Did you make any goals for the new year? If you were to choose a word for yourself to underpin 2016, what would it be?
Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts! XO