I’ve shared before that I’m not really into new year’s resolutions. I love the idea behind them, but don’t love the pressure. It feels like it’s an all or nothing kind of thing – either you fulfill your lofty resolution or you’ve accomplished nothing. It’s become more of a trend in the last couple years to choose a word for the year. I love that. It’s something that you can come back to time and again and apply to every situation and decision you make throughout the year! I’ve thought quite a bit about what I want my word to be for 2022 and finally landed on one that I want to shape the year for me.
My word is Mindful.
As I shared in this post, last year was an intense year for me. It was a lot of trying to figure out how to balance all of my roles in life and usually feeling like I was falling short in one or the other. I didn’t have a good balance between working and living my life – the two felt too intertwined for me. By December, I was done. Completely burnt out, depleted, and exhausted. I don’t want to end another year that way. So, I’ve chosen mindfulness as my focus for the year.
I want to be mindful of how I spend my time, how I treat people, what I think about, and how I interact in the world. I want to be aware of where I’m putting my energy and whether or not it is in the right place. I want to pay closer attention to my mental health and hit the “pause” button when I need to. I want to be tuned into my stress level and address it. I just want to be more aware of the present moment. With Liam growing so quickly and life moving at a faster pace, I want to make sure that I’m enjoying the now. Soaking in the mundane moments, reveling in the really good times, and even living presently in the difficult times.