My Twenty Eighteen Word of the Year


Hello everyone! Sorry this post might be a little on the late side, but I really wanted to take time to think about what my focus for the 2018 year would be. I think weโ€™re often pressured to make these crazy, outlandish, completely unachievable goals for the new year that just end up making us feel like failures when we donโ€™t accomplish them! Iโ€™ve had enough unachieved new years resolutions to know that huge goals set at the beginning of the year almost never work for me! 

Instead, I like to set smaller, more frequent goals on a monthly basis that work towards achieving a greater goal overall. Thereโ€™s really nothing special about January - and if we feel like weโ€™ve already failed our new years resolutions just weeks into the new year, it can be really hard to get back on the wagon. So, itโ€™s worth remembering that January is just another month, new years is just another day, and tomorrow is another opportunity at being better than you were yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ƒ 

This past year, Iโ€™ve really struggled to find a healthy balance between the different parts of my life. Work, family, friends, self-care, fitness, blogging, volunteering, and even boring things like keeping my house clean started to overwhelm me, leaving my very little downtime to just sit back and relax. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to do everything. I want to have a clean house and also be able to spend lots of time with family. I want to go above and beyond at my job and also try to keep contributing to my blog - but as one person with a limited number of hours in a day, frankly, itโ€™s impossible to do it all! 

So, this year, Iโ€™m choosing to focus on BALANCE as my word of the year. Yes, I still want to be better at everything, but instead of trying to do everything perfectly all at once, Iโ€™m hoping to be a little bit more patient with myself. As long as Iโ€™m getting a good balance between all of the different parts of my life that are important to me, I wonโ€™t give myself too hard of a time. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What is your focus for the upcoming year?

Iโ€™d love to hear about your goals and resolutions for 2018!