Emily does this cool thing every year where she picks a word to focus on rather than resolutions, and then gets a ring to wear as a daily reminder. My approach to resolutions is a little different. I try to think about three or four main goals, and then make a to do list that will help me achieve those goals. Starting narrow then going broad works for me. However, I think that after the year I've had, it would be good to have a constant reminder of what is most important to me in addition to my resolutions and list.
So now I have sort of a resolution snowman. I actually think the symbolism works - I want my word on my mind, my resolve in my gut, and my list to move me forward.
I have done a lot of thinking about my word. A word that has helped me through a past difficult situation was strength, and it equally applies here. 2012 was a year of ups and downs, strengthwise. I learned I was much stronger than I ever thought possible, but I also showed extreme weakness during times when that strength ran out. I want to keep my strength up in 2013, all of the time (or at least as much as humanly possible).
I want to strengthen my marriage so nothing will ever break us apart.
I want to stay strong for my girls so they have a positive female role model and always feel happy and safe and loved.
I want to rebuild my physical strength, working on my core, my pelvic floor, my hip, and my knees. I need to fix those things before I go too crazy with the 30 day shred and running goals.
I need to replenish my emotional strength. Sometimes it feels like I am at my limit and there is only so much I can take. I want my word to carry me through the times when everything seems too hard.
I want to demonstrate my mental strength, keeping focused on my job, kicking butt on the upcoming cases, and minimizing any distractions.
If you had to pick a word for 2013, what would it be?