With the new year well and truly upon us I have been thinking about the year just past; reflecting upon what I have learnt and achieved in the last year, in all of my myriad of roles – wife, mother, daughter, sister, and importantly, as (and for) myself.
From these reflections, I have identified 5 words that I hope to look to for inspiration, guidance and focus as this new year progresses.
- No more skipped breakfasts or lunches due to disorganisation, distraction or deadlines!
- Better choices when I eat, this means less sugar and more whole foods.
- Get up from the computer more and MOVE!
This word (okay, two words) is about being truly present in my relationship with people I care about. Being attentive, really listening, spending time to develop authentic relationships with my husband and child, my family and friends.
We have been placed in the situation where we must move home shortly. In searching for our new home, I want to be sure that the one we choose truly meets our needs as a family and then I want to make it feel like a ‘home’ – welcoming, warm, fun, a refuge, a place of happiness, a place to entertain others. I know this will take time to achieve and I am excited about the potential of rewarding, hard work to grow this dream.
I want to ensure that this year we dedicate time as a family to creating happy memories. Time passes so quickly, especially when we are busy being bogged down with daily living. Too often the weekend ends and we have done little more than complete chores and fulfill obligatory responsibilities. I want to make ‘fun’ part of every week for us as a family. More time to play, more time for outings, more time for friends, more time to relax.
What words have you chosen to inspire you this year?