New Year, Same Drive

Happy New Year! I'm a week late, but who cares. Better late than never, right?

I've been pretty busy these past few weeks trying to get the most out of my winter break.  I caught up on my TV shows, reconnected with friends from back home, and spent as much time as I could hanging out with my mom.  And of course, I did some winter workouts, too.  It's usually harder to work out at home because of the horrible winter weather, but this year wasn't too bad.  It was still colder than I would like, but it wasn't super terrible either.

I'm sure by now everyone has their resolutions down and are working on them, including me.  This year I decided to try something new, and choose a word to focus on for the year.  A word of the year is simply a word that represents your hopes for the year ahead.   It's something that gives me a larger direction to focus on, and leaves more room for flexibility and growth than the normal list of goals.  Though I do have goals written out, they all relate back to the words I've chosen, which are:  discipline and focus.

Discipline


I've always had trouble keeping control of myself.  When I find something I like or something I want to do, I have the tendency to immerse myself in that one thing until I burn myself out or eventually get tired of it. 

For example, I have tons of unfinished journals lying around my room from my on and off again phases of writing. 

This year I want to be disciplined, when I start something I want to finish it.  I want to be able to have the willpower to say no to those tacos, and to actively stop my procrastination habits.  I think discipline is just the word I need to get me there.

Focus


Following discipline is focus.  Basically, I need to stop dreaming and start doing. 

I spend too much time thinking of the what-ifs, and day dreaming and not enough time actually doing something. 

On those rare occasions that I do make some attempts I often find myself sidetracked by random shiny distractions that make me forget all about my goals. 

This year, I want to stay focused on my end goals.  I want everything I do to relate back to them in some way, and to do that, my focus needs to be strong.


How about you?  Do you have a word for the year?  Or goals you're focusing on?

❤ Gemma