This year’s word all started out with another word: Balance. My best friend, L, suggested the word and even came up with how she wanted to use her planner to keep her on track. I was all on board with it! I even bought a Recollections vertical planner to set mine up like hers. Then it actually came down to the time to journal about it and to strike up a plan for me to follow. I just couldn’t do it. I sat there watching L create beautiful things, asking her questions, reading about the areas she wanted to find balance in, seeing that I needed balance in the same areas, but something was keeping me from diving in. I needed to think more about it… to mull it over.
My best mulling always takes place in the shower (naturally). I was asking myself questions amidst washing my hair… Where does my life need balance? How do I balance my life? and most importantly, why is my life out of balance? It hit me. I make terrible choices in terms of productivity. I need balance in parts of my life (and usually am ridden with anxiety in the areas) because I choose laziness and instant gratification. Always. There was my word: Choices. I could change my life with such a simple word, with such a simple thought process. Think about the choices I’m making. Care about myself enough to make thoughtful and productive choices in my life. The year of 2017 will be the year I choose better for me. Cheers!