Each year I choose a word to use kind of like a standard, or banner, that goes with me during the year. Focusing on it to help me gain some perspective in area’s that are important to me. Focus and perspective are words I have used in the past, among others like organise and serenity.
This year I ended up with Balance as my One Little Word. Rather than many new years resolutions, possibly setting myself up for failure while trying to do too much at once, I chose to find balance all year. This meant each time something new came along that needed tackling it was added in, and found a way to make it work – without it being stressful.
Not going off on one tangent as I am known to do.
I am pretty passionate and one minded, working on one thing only, aspiring for excellence, often to the detriment of other area’s in my life. If I am not careful it can be disasterous for tipping the scales in one direction, and then everything else falls off that life scale and ends up in a mess. It is hard to find the balance when you are aiming at perfection. So, for me, 2011 was about taking care not to be perfect and to balance all the area’s in my life that were important.
This done in baby steps – again avoiding perfection. After all it was bot about finding perfect balance – just getting the scale somewhere close. That too-ing and fro-ing that life is to get some equilibrium. Balance was found well in some area’s and not so well in others. Just one of the joys of life. I did manage to balance my reactions to the things that did not go as well as I would like. That is a plus accomplishment!
It is now time to move forward.
Consequently I am thinking about my One Little Word for 2012. It has chosen me – which is great as I was considering using balance again.
Now I am organising ways to incorporate it into my life. Planning for it to take me through the next year. One of them is signing up for Ali Edwards One Little Word online class. A sure way to stay on track and motivated is to walk your journey with others.
There are recycle plans for my OLW inspiration board too. I have already started pulling it apart so I can reuse the base. Each piece was added to some cardstock as it was unstuck, and placed in my OLW album.
Now I am off to a New Years eve celebration with a couple of other family’s. We are planning on playing games and roasting marshmallows. Cheers to you enjoying your evening celebrating the new year in whatever way your heart delights!
I’ll have a post on the 1st of January revealing my one little word – and how I perceive it fitting into my life.
See you in 2012!