Sunday, January 2, 2011

Word For 2011

I have come up with a word for 2011. I am not completely sold on it as "the word" and reserve the right to change my word if I feel the need.

My word for 2011 is: Minimalism

You might think this is a funny word for me to use or that I have already been trying to practise this so why put it out there as my main focus for 2011?

I thought about a word that would represent all that I want to accomplish this year. Many of the things I want to accomplish this year are the same things I have wanted to accomplish in past years. I realize I have been going about things in a very agressive way that doesn't seem to be serving my purpose as I am not checking cetain goals off the list because my perfectionism get's in the way and I take on way too much which results in overwhelm.

So, minimalism will remind me to take small bites instead of trying to change everything in a big way right now. Minimalism I will be able to use for all that I am focusing on in this year. Gradual changes will make my results more achievable than my perfectionism streak which gets in the way.

On New Years Eve Eve C and I went to this great little bistro in our town called The Loft. We can't wait to go back and we will definately be dining on their patio in the warmer months! As we looked around the small over a glass of red wine we got to talking about how important "space" was for us. Not necessarily the amount of space but what made up the space. As well as all the stuff we have that we don't need.

The ideas and all that we talked about morphed in to future plans and what we want in the next three to five years. So by focusing on minimalist ideals and taking small bites, this will snowball in to larger achievments.

Do you have a word for 2011?

1 comment:

change is a good thing said...

I love your word! Mine is frugality this year. I working my fanny off paying off the divorce debt. Oooh, love The Loft. Did you know you can get gift certificates for there on Restaurant.com? Check it out. Looking forward to seeing your progress as the year, well, progresses! :)