2023 is here and I for one, could not be happier. Most people start the New Years out with a resolution or a word for the year. I personally do not do well with setting resolutions. I normally break mine the first week into the New Year. But, the word for the year is something that has given me some thought. I spent this past weekend mulling over what I wanted my word of the year to be.
Instead of having just one word, I decided to go with a different approach. I would have one overarching word that would encompass other things that I was working on as well. If you read my lessons learned blog, these are going to sound really familiar to you.
My overarching word for 2023 is Happiness. This has been crucial to my 2022 ending and I know going into 2023 this needs to remain important to me. Happiness. Happiness for me looks like being involved in things I am passionate about. Making sure I take the time to do my self-care routine; this includes journaling, reading. I notice a difference in my outlook and attitude when I don’t make time for these things. Learning to stand on my own two feet and being proud of everything that I have accomplished.
One of the underlying things that I plan on paying special attention to this year is Energy. Positive energy is key. Investing in people who have positive energy and are investing that energy back into me is also pertinent. I have always been a giver, and I go above and beyond. This year, I am really taking the time to examine that. Whether that be relationships or activities. Is this person actively investing positive energy back to me or am I just giving and giving. Does this activity, bring me positive energy? Is this getting me closer to my goals, or is it throwing me off course?
When life gets busy, we keep our heads down, get to work and often miss opportunities that present themselves. Those opportunities could be game changing to your happiness aspect. Paying attention to opportunities and surroundings is another underlying concept that I am focusing on for 2023. The world is vast and you never know what or who may turn up on your door step. I plan on working hard this year with my head up and eyes open.
For me, traveling is one of my favorite things to do and plays right into happiness. I plan on getting out and about as much as I can in 2023. You never know where your journey might take you or who you might meet, or what you can learn along the way.
Do you have resolution for 2023 or are you a word of the year type person? Do these align with your overall goals?
I am nervous but excited to see what 2023 has in store for Mattie and I! I hope 2023 has some amazing stuff in it for you as well.
As always, share some love, we could all use a little more love