Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Word

So, a lot of the bloggers that I follow are talking about their one word for 2014.  One word that describes their goals, resolutions, what have you.  I don't usually make resolutions because, let's face it, I don't keep them.  Sure, I'd like to, but I'm usually realistic enough to know that I won't.  That being said... I'm actually going to try to make some improvements this year.  I'm going to be honest, a couple of these I'm really not sure I can do.  I'm scared.  Of failing myself, but especially of failing in front of all of you (although, I'm not sure anybody actually reads this blog, so maybe that's not such a big deal).  So. here goes nothing.  My one word for 2014.

Less clutter
Less weight
Less time (spent doing things that don't bring me joy)
Less sadness

Less Clutter~
Both visually and mentally.  In my home and in my head, my spirit, my heart.  I know I can have less clutter in my home.  I got this!  The clutter in me on the other hand, that's a bit more difficult to get rid of, but I'm going to try.  I want more room in my heart and spirit for the things that are truly important.  God, my husband, my children. 

Less Weight~
This one is pretty obvious.  I need to lose weight.  I am at my biggest and I am uncomfortable.  It affects my health.  It affects my life.  I have no willpower to diet and because of a health problem, no energy to exercise, but I am going to find a way.  I am going to push myself to exercise.  I am going to try my hardest to at least cut down on the sweets.  That will be my starting point.  Who knows where I'll go from there!

Less Time~
Less time doing things that don't bring me joy.  The first thing that comes to mind is less time mindlessly wandering the internet.  I spend most of my day doing it and it needs to stop.  There are so many things I could be doing instead!  Cleaning my house would be a good start.  It would bring me joy to have a home that myself and my family can feel comfortable in.  Crafting!  I love to craft and DIY and I rarely do it.  Bonus for you guys?  I'll have more to blog about.  :-)  And there's so much more I could do.  Also, less time spent doing things that I don't like to do for other people at the cost of spending time doing things I actually want to do.  Sometimes, I'm a people pleaser and I agree to do things for people or with people when I don't want to.  Of course, I still want to have a kind heart and be helpful to others, but there needs to be a balance.  Time for a change.  :-)

Less Sadness~
This is my toughest one.  How do you control your sadness?  Especially when you suffer daily from severe depression.  I don't know the answer to this.  I've searched for it for many years and have yet to find it.  I know I can't get rid of my sadness.  Certainly not all of it.  But I can choose joy.  I can choose to focus on the things in my life that are good, instead of always focusing on the bad.  This will be hard, but I am determined.  I deserve to be happy.  My husband deserves a happy wife.  My kids deserve a happy mom.  I WILL DO THIS.

So there you have it.  My one word for 2014.  What about you?  What is your one word for the year?  Leave a comment and let me know what goals you've set for yourself.  Let's help each other!

Love ya like a lazy girl loves naps,
The Lazy Girl~ Jamie

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