New Year, Same Drive
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.
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.
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?