The year is kinda new every day when you think about it. We can achieve our goals, create possibilities and keep that uplifting feeling of 'maybe' for as long as we want. Encouraging when I look back at all the broken 'new year' resolutions I've made. There is still time.
She is so right. We CAN achieve our goals. No matter the obstacles. Beth reminded me of this today too. Ever so poetically blunt. How I adore her.
Enough adoration for the blogging queens.
I umm-ed and ahh-ed about what my word would be. I thought I had it with present. But it didn't quite encompass all that I wanted it to. A little pen and paper scribble brought me to ~
I need it. I need to work on it. Focus on the focus, if you will. For the second half of last year, I felt like I couldn't keep my mind focused on one task at a time. Realistically, I know doing one thing at a time and motherhood is like trying to dry your washing in the rain. It doesn't work. We must do ten things at once to get through the day. And we get good at it. Occasionally we lose our shit, but we re-group and get it back together.
I have spoken before about time management, and the focus thing (I believe) works hand in hand. I need to work at it now, especially after the end to last year/beginning of this year that we have had. Already, I feel like I am playing catch up. My choice for focus works as an umbrella for all the other words I thought of, that all seem to encourage each other in the same direction.
Focus on what is important, what is required, what is needed. Focus on being present. In the moment. Not getting carried away with calendars and lists of what is happening tomorrow, next week, next month. Focusing on working smartly, efficiently, doing one thing (ok maybe three) at a time and not starting something else until those things are finished first. I will wake at 6am to start my day, because I want to, not wait until 6.30/7am for a little person to appear at my bedside. I will be prepared, I will focus.
I will. And when I do? I will feel content. Satisfied. Fulfilled. Proud. Focused.
What will your word be for the next 358 days?