I’ve read that 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February. That’s one reason I decided to replace the annual to-do (or not-to-do) list with a single word.
My word for 2019?
Last year I said ‘yes’ to nearly every opportunity that came my way. I met a lot of new people, did a lot of new things, and had a lot of fun. But sometimes I found myself pulled in directions that drained my energy and left me feeling overwhelmed and frazzled.
The reality is, there are only so many hours in the day. I want to spend my time focussed on the people and things that really count.
So this year I’ve decided to be more intentional about what I take on.
I hope I’ll still have the opportunity to say ‘yes’ to plenty of new experiences. But before I commit, I’ll try to ask myself the following questions:
- Will this opportunity or experience move my life in the direction I want to go?
- Does it align with my values?
- Is it going to bring me joy?
- And finally – What’s the time commitment?
It’s about being mindful of the life I hope to create, and the people I invite into my world. I’ll check back in 12 months to tell you how it goes!
What’s your intention for 2019?
Nicole Laidler is a story-based copywriter, content consultant and freelance journalist who loves to help people grow their success one word at a time. To see what she’s been writing lately, visit her at www.spilledink.ca