Sunday, January 5, 2014

Got a Word?

So, everyone is looking for their "Word".  After all, it's that time of year, isn't it?  Why do we NEED a word? Inspiration? or do we need help focusing on what we want to accomplish? I, for one, should have my "word" calendared to pop up at the first of every month so I can re-focus.  My friend Deb said she didn't want to procrastinate. I thought I felt the same way, until I REALLY thought about know...MYSELF.

 My life, for the most part, focuses on others.  Over the years my wishes have pretty much been for more ME time.  When I retired in September, I spent  some time cleaning, painting and organized. I really DON'T procrastinate.  The truth is, I have so much going on in my mind that I can be side-tracked even while stirring a pot if someone asks me to do something for them.

After thinking about it for just a little while, I realized that my Muse (I call her Lorac) rarely deserts me.  She really is always there egging me on.  Always popping ideas in my head.  So, the action that I will focus on this year is.....

I plan to keep a journal of ideas as they occur to me.  I have never kept a journal  before. Mostly, I think if I jot ideas down I can get them off my mind for the time being and keep note of enhancements as they occur.  

I wanted ME time and now I have it.  I have already started to EXECUTE.  In a few days, I'll show ya.

Do you have a word?  What is it and WHY?
Do focus words set in January usually work for you? 


ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

I like that Carol... plans don't become reality without that execution. I'm still working on that myself.

Last year was the first time I'd chosen a word... to be honest, I sort of thought it was silly. I mean, how can one word really do that much? Looking back at the end of the year though, I found that having that one word somewhere in the depth of my consciousness had made a difference.

My word this year is "aware". It goes hand in hand with my word for last year "present". I can't wait to look back at the end of the year to see if this one made a difference.

Michele Bilyeu said...

It took me several days for inspiration to hit me for my word for last year. I kept it secret so others thoughts wouldn't influence my own flow. It ended up being a double edged meaning for my word and a realll challenge. But boy, oh boy, did I learn a lot from those experiences. Your word just might be one of those same kind of experiences. Don't be surprised and you might just keep a journal as you find your experiences work through all meanings of your word. Big hug and happy, happy new year my friend!

Penny said...

Gee - I think I have a whole dictionary of words roaming around in my head. I do keep a journal and it is fun to go back at the end of the year and see where I was at the start, what came between and where I ended the year.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never done a yearly word, mainly because I know I would forget all about it within a matter of weeks. I find it interesting though to follow the success others have had with it.

jinxxxygirl said...

Execution IS the opposite of Procrastination isn't it??? :) Maybe thats the word i needed? :)

No, i've never really picked a word before and i think last year was the first year i had heard of it. But i didn't pick one then i don't think , if i did it didn't stick with me... so I guess it didn't work. LOL!

Look forward to seeing all that you execute! Big Hugs! deb

Robbie said...

No "word" for me...I have so many ideas & inspiration I don't need anything else! :)

Timaree said...

I'll have to think about a word that will help me grow or focus this year. Like you, I can get so distracted. I have even let pots boil dry. Your word sounds really good. Can't wait to see what you are up to.

Bead-Mused said...

Nice! Let's combine yours with mine and make FEARLESS EXECUTION!

A word is sometimes easier to live up to than a resolution is. If we don't live up the resolutions, we feel guilty. A word can give us a new push, especially if we have a way to make it pop up every time we open computer!


Jeanna said...

You've chosen a great word. I've elected to NOT choose a word nor make any resolutions. I just have some goals set and they are ever changing.

Good luck with your journal...I've never kept one either but I've always been a list maker. Maybe I need to switch to a journal and see if I have better success.

UrbanFrog said...

I have a lot little sticky notes with ideas on them (which invariably end up getting lost) - it never occurred to me to keep a journal of the ideas - probably too much cluttering up my mind, no room for that idea to pop in. I really like that idea though, and think I will give it a try.
Thank you for the inspiration :)

Crystal said...

Never have chosen a word until now, but for 2014 it will be "laughter".

I have written journals of ideas over the years. They're fun to keep and great for reference! :-D xoxoxo