Last week, my husband challenged the family to set one goal, which is NOT the same thing as a resolution. His explanation is that a resolution is something that you are going to try and do. A goal is something you work to achieve. In the past, I have tried to focus on one thing, through encouragement via oneword365. Last year, the word was presence and the year before, it was joy. Looking back, I think I focused better on joy in 2014 than 2013. This year, I didn't do very well with presence, though we made steps toward that goal near the end of it. It is very hard to practice presence when you are overloaded with things to do. I know people who can do a lot more than I can and part of me feels like a wimp for not being able to do so much. But then I remember that there was a time when I was doing as much as they were and it made me impatient, grumpy, unable to focus and eventually, sleepless. So now I am dialing it WAY down to recover before slowly, prayerfully, adding more things to do. This year, my goal is focus--focus on my family, focus on small, daily activities and no more than one goal during the year. Focus means that I need to get off the computer because it has become the enemy of being focused as well as the enemy of being present, at least the way I use it. So you will be seeing me less on Facebook, Pinterest and other social media and maybe even less on the blog (though I am not very consistent on this). What I need to do next is write down all the things I would like to do and figure out my goal for the year.
Happy New Year!