Hey There Friends! How’s it goin?
Today I’ve decided to do a return of the Friday Features!! 😀
I’ve been seeing New Year’s Resolution type posts popping up all over the blogsphere this week and I was feeling a little down cuz I hadn’t made any real goals or even had any New Year’s Resolution ideas yet 😕
But I started reflecting on the last year and thinking about what I’d want to change, improve, redo or get rid of this year and one word kept coming up: BALANCE
Last year, especially in the fall, my life was all over the place. Don’t get me wrong. I was super productive. I experienced amazing new things. I accomplished more than I ever thought I would. I was happy. I was healthy. I was fit.
But it was CHAOTIC.
I recently found out about One Word 365 and I fell in love with the one word new year’s resolution idea. Focusing on only one word doesn’t mean that I can’t have other goals. It just means that every goal I have, every action I consider, every decision I make, will be working towards one master goal of living a more balanced life.
How awesome is that?!?!
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So this year I’m expending all my energy on my one word resolution and trying to bring more balance to every aspect of my life. I’ll keep you updated along the way! 🙂
Other One Word New Year’s Resolution Ideas:
Carla’s new year’s resolution idea was to make 2014 all about FOCUS:
“I’m Real Into a lot of things but where is my focus? Where is my heart? How will I use that to be a better me…This year when I make decisions I want to make them with purpose and focus. I want to think about why I’m doing it.
via Carla @ Real Into
Amanda’s new year’s resolution idea is to find PEACE in 2014:
“For me Peace is feeling centered and calm, it’s about not overthinking and knowing that where I am is perfect. Patience is not one of my finer qualities and I know that focusing on peace will help me remember that everything unfolds in it’s own time and in the right time.
via Amanda @ Run to the Finish
Emily’s new year’s resolution idea is to learn to be FEARLESS:
“Every year I make goals and intentions for myself and my family. I chart them out, I make vision boards, and I take action. Honestly, they’re always totally doable. Want even more honesty? I never believe I’ll actually achieve those goals (and then I stop trying)…2014 is going to be about…Fearless belief in myself, no matter what goal or what life throws at me.
via Emily @ Fit and Free with Emily
I know that not everyone will be a fan of the one word new year’s resolution idea, so here are some alternatives for those of you looking to make killer new year’s resolutions that will stay with you throughout the year!
More New Year’s Resolution Ideas:
Here’s a smorgasbord of tips for keeping your new year’s resolutions via Gretchen @ The Happiness Project
“Keeping resolutions (also known as making habits) is a key to happiness. If you want to make a positive change in your life, you need to figure out what to resolve, and how to keep that resolution.
Try using the two column sheet approach to setting new year’s resolutions like Kayla @ Variety by Vashti
“Something I like to do is scribble my thoughts on a two column sheet. One side is for the year past and the other side is for the new year. It feels so good to think about the past year and reflect.
Read these tips for keeping your health & fitness related goals via Savannah @ Muffin Topless
“Believe it or not, simply making new DECISIONS is tiring in itself, let alone breaking out of your comfort zone and eat well and exercising!
Use the SMART goals model to set your new year’s resolutions like Carly @ Fine Fit Day
“Even if you are one of those people who eschews New Year’s Resolutions, hear me out: You have already set your resolutions. It’s true. If you have made ANY plans for 2014, then guess what? They’re your resolutions.
What about you?
Did you make any resolutions this year?
What are your thoughts on the one word new year’s resolution idea?
What’s your favourite method for setting new year’s resolutions?
Share in the comments section below!