Last year instead of making New Year's resolutions, I chose a focus word to guide me, as I stated in this post:
"I've seen this idea of having a focus word for the year rather than New Year's resolutions in different places in my blog travels, but the first place I saw it was, that's right---The Zen in You. Caroline referenced a blog written by singer Christine Kane
I chose the word RELEASE.
I have come to realize that there are certain things in my mind that I need to let go of in order to move forward in my own personal, psychological, emotional, and spiritual development. These things are getting in the way. I have pinpointed some of them and still want to figure out what the others are.
Throughout the year as those things pop up in my mind that take me to a negative place, it is my goal to RELEASE them because they're taking up my energy and time, keeping me pinned to the endless wheel in motion that is needless negative thought."
The past couple of weeks I have been mulling over which new word to choose for this year. Ironically, I've been experiencing some of the same negative feelings during this time that prompted me to choose the word "release" in the first place. Most of them have to do with a particular home issue, which shall not be named, that kicks my butt over and over and over again. (Many loyal viewers will know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm so transparent.)
Rather than stick with just the same word, I have decided to add one word to it. That word is replace.
Release and replace.
This year I will release those negative, counter-productive thoughts, and replace them with positive ones.
Last year, release honestly helped me get through many situations in a more positive way. I'm hoping that replace will take me to the next level.
I give you permission to remind me about this as the year goes by. Unless of course it interferes with my blog mojo, in which case you better keep your trap shut.