Yes, Happy New Year to all of us!
I've spent a leisurely cup and a half of coffee with my knitting, and have completed the first hand in a set of hand-warmers, or fingerless gloves. They are a nice pumpkin color, in a knit 2 purl 2 rib.
Here is a longer post on this topic, from Christine Kane: resolution-revolution
Just one word. That’s all.it is quite an interesting read.
Then, hold that word in your mind throughout the year, and let your word guide you to take action.
For instance, let’s take one of the examples above. Let’s say you are one of the many people who would normally choose “Get Organized.” You look around to see clutter and crap all over your life. You’re tired of the chaos. So, you think, “I need to get organized. That should be my Resolution this year.”
But then you read this blog. You decide to try it.
You sit with your clutter. You spend a few days pondering words that will inspire you. You realize in an “Ah-Ha!” moment that you tend to cling to lots of things. You’re scared to let go. So you choose the word “Release” because it inspires you in a bigger way than “Get organized.”
So, every time you approach your clutter you remind yourself of that word. “Release,” you say softly. You start to let the clutter go. Eventually, you realize that you’re still holding on to lots more than just physical clutter. You realize that you hold onto resentment at old relationships. “Release,” you remind yourself. You realize that holding on is affecting your diet and health. “Release” applies to some of the extra weight you’ve gained as well. Throughout the year, you can see clearly how much you hold on. “Release” is your touchstone. It grows you throughout the year. It becomes your guiding force, not your harsh standard.
Your clutter became your teacher simply because you shifted your intent towards it. This wouldn’t have happened if you’d opted only to “Get Organized.” (excerpt from the blog post link above)
She also has a list of words to consider,
Perhaps I will reflect for a little while on the list of words, and see if one seems to be calling out to me. Or maybe to notice the one that I seem to shy away from!!
Have you ever thought of doing this? What word did you choose, or what word will you choose for this year??