Choosing a word of the year is not something I have done before, I normally just produce a lists of usually somewhat un-achievable new years resolutions and attempt them with a typical end result of failure and disappointment. I had heard about using a word of the year through other bloggers and thought it was a good idea, although most bloggers who do this choose words like "brave" or "mindful" or "gratitude". These words seemed a bit airy-fairy to me and didn't appeal, I wanted something a bit more concrete which involved things I could actually do and which would have visible results.
With life being so chaotic since the birth of Biscuit, I had been having a strong desire to get my life in order, I had been wanting lists, calendars, plans and schedules. I also felt like I wanted to get things done, weeks and months were passing without me feeling like I had achieved anything, and valuable weekends were coming and going without seeing friends, making visits or travelling anywhere.
So it didn't take too much thought to decide my word of the year - Organise. (I also really like the look of the word because it looks a bit like the word "organic".)
So what do I intend for this word to inspire me to do? Well essentially I want to get organised by:
- Tidying my home, creating systems for our stuff and keeping it in order, and organising and sticking to a cleaning schedule,
- Making plans for the year, organising meeting with friends and family who live further away, planning activities and holidays,
- Re-vamping my diet and health routines, cleaning up our meals and introducing weekly and daily rituals to ,my health routine,
- Being more active in engaging Boris in fun, educational and creative activities.
I have already started putting my word into practise by starting the 21 Day Junk Food Challenge, putting together a family planner, starting a 30 day toddler challenge and a 30 day organisation challenge. I really hope I can keep my momentum going on this one, I want to get my life together and stop it being one long blur of sleepless nights, pooey nappies and endless breastfeeding sessions! I think I will keep re-reading and referring this blog post to keep motivated. I think 2014 is going to be an exciting year of me and my family.
Do you have a word of the year, what is it? Please share a link if you have blogged about it.