Less: A Resolution
I posted this on Instagram over the holidays. This is what I've chosen as my One Little Word for 2013.
I enrolled in Ali Edwards' One Little Word 2012 class with the word "enjoy" but didn't get very far in the prompts before the year got overwhelming. This year, I chose not to enroll (but if you've never done this class, I urge you to try it out. Ali is incredibly prepared and provides awesome prompts each month, along with videos that will inspire you). I know I can't complete the prompts this year.
But I am following Ali's plan of focusing on one word throughout the year. Last year, even though I didn't finish the class, I did focus on my word "enjoy" for most of the year. I tried to find something every day that I enjoyed and just relished in those moments. (Up until the holiday season when I became depressed and just wanted them to be over).
This year, my word is "less." Less clutter. Less spending. Less weight. Less connectivity. Less stress. I want to maintain a clutter free (as much as you can with a toddler) house and craft space. I want to reduce our wasteful spending. I want to lose the rest of the weight I have to my goal. And I want to not be so connected to the online/social world. I want to take time with my son and answer emails later, not the second they pop up on my phone. I want to put down Twitter and Facebook and the internet for the hours when he needs my attention. When he deserves my attention. And I want to go into next holiday season without the stress, anxiety, and depression I've had the past two years. I'm going to focus on less projects, and just do the ones I truly care about (Project Life, Austin's baby album, making cards).
Thus, "less" has become my New Year's Resolution. Last year most of my resolutions flew right out the window. So this year, I'm not making specific ones. I'm going to focus on one goal. Less.