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Stephanie Confer

By Stephanie Confer

Did you make a resolution this year? Are you still on track with that resolution? So many people make resolutions, only to quit less than a month into the new year. Not too great of a way to begin, feeling like you have failed at something so quickly.

Enter the “Word of the Year” to save the day! I started choosing a word rather than a resolution last year, and it was awesome! I stuck with it the entire year, it was super easy, and I am keeping it going this year as well, with a new word to focus on.

Want to see how easy this can be for you? Let’s take a look at the word “Begin” and see how it can make a difference for you this year.

Begin

Do you have a big goal or dream for yourself personally, or for your blog? Begin to thoughtfully plan what it is going to take to make that happen. Begin to work on small items that are going to set you up for success. Begin to believe in yourself, and that you are going to make things happen.

The most important part of choosing your word is to make it something that is important to you. Then over the year, take the time to reflect on that word and what it means to you, right at that moment. Are you doing something that embraces that word, or do you need to focus on that word during a challenging time to help you get on track to making things better?

Last year, I choose the word “Present,” and it was really more as a focus on my personal life. It was great to make the effort to be present in the moment and not worry about anything else. Not worrying about the endless to-do list, tomorrow’s work, or wondering if I should grab the camera to capture the moment. I just enjoyed taking in what was around me, and that was the only thing that mattered at that moment in time.

This year, I chose “Believe.” This one is both personal — believing more in myself and my abilities — and professional — believing in making my blog more successful this year, and believing in the choices I make. Halfway through the first month of the new year, I can say that I have found myself turning to my word a lot and forcing myself out of my comfort zone a little more to prove that believing in myself is going to lead to great things.

Resolutions tend to make you feel bad for making a choice that maybe wasn’t the best, or not meeting a lofty expectation you set for yourself. A word is just that — a word. It’s not a goal; it’s not a rule to follow. It’s just a point of reference to guide you and the decisions you make this year. And you know what? There is no end goal with a “Word of the Year,” there is no success or failure, there is no measuring or time constraints. It’s just a word.

Tell me below if you chose a “Word of the Year” for yourself this year. If you haven’t, think of a word you want to focus on more, and leave it in the comments, too. I can’t wait to see what you chose!

Stephanie Confer is a wife, a boy mom, a home décor fanatic, and the creator of the One Mile Home Style blog. She loves the thrill of the hunt in searching for treasures at garage sales and flea markets, and she lives for quiet moments to break out her paints. The One Mile Home Style blog was created as a way to share home décor and style inspiration, and organizing and DIY tips that are simple and budget-friendly. Readers are encouraged to create a home that truly reflects them and how they live, creating a home style all their own.

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