My Word of the Year

Many people do a Word of the Year each year, but this is my first attempt at it. Why am I attempting a WOTY? Why even declare a WOTY?

There are many reasons to decide on a Word of the Year, but I have one reason. a WOTY can help you focus on the goals you have set for yourself. You can many goals, but you only have one WOTY. If you choose your word wisely, it can encompass all your other goals and keep you on track for success. And one word is a lot easier to remember than a bunch of different goals, right? I don’t know about you, but I always have several thoughts running around in my head, so one word that can bring me into focus certainly cannot hurt!

So, what is my Word of the Year? Drumroll, please!

group of people playing drums during daytime

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Ready? Here it is: my Word of the Year is


color pencil set

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It’s not the prettiest word or the most entertaining word; in fact, it’s kind of a boring word. But for me, it holds a lot of meaning.

I need some serious reining in, people! I am always all over the place. I either do things willy-nilly or, I go fast and furious at something, then hit a wall. I feel like I can benefit from structure, a schedule if you will. The three main areas I need help in are exercise, writing, and housecleaning. These three areas take up the most time in my everyday life. I find that I can concentrate on one or two of them really well, but then, the third one gets ignored. I need to divide my time more evenly among all three areas. Also, at some point, my all-or-nothing mentality kicks in, and I think that if I can’t do something well all the way through to the end, then I may as well not bother doing it. That’s a whole separate issue of mine that I need to work on, but I hope more consistency in my life will help.

I’m going to try the following schedule out and see what happens:

  • Monday – cardio for 20 minutes, write for 2 hours
  • Tuesday – strength train for 20 minutes, clean house for 1 hour, write for 1 hour
  • Wednesday – yoga for one hour, write for 2 hours
  • Thursday – strength train for 20 minutes, clean house for 1 hour, write for one hour
  • Friday – cardio for 20 minutes, write for 2 hours

I haven’t made a schedule for weekends because those days are usually dedicated to whatever my kids and husband have going on, and I’m okay with that. If most days of the week have some structure, then I can live with weekends being a free-for-all!

But I’ll see how the schedule goes. If something doesn’t work, then I’ll make changes until I find something that does! Do you have a Word of the Year? If so, leave a comment and let me know what it is!

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