2019 Word of the Year
Happy New Year! I’m excited for a fresh start, renewed focus, and getting back to work. It took me a while to decide, but I’ve finally come up with my 2019 word of the year.
I actually haven’t come up with a “Word of the Year” for a few years. I stuck with monthly goals because they really work with me. However, this year, I’m going to try it again.
When I looked back at my word in 2016, it did really make an impact. Even though it’s just one word, it really shaped my entire year.
So, I’m going to share my 2019 word of the year, and show you how it fits into all parts of my life.
Balance is my 2019 Word
There are so many things that I’d like to accomplish this year, but the most important thing that I need to work on is balance.
When I try to do too many things, I get stressed, worn-out, and just plain exhausted. I don’t want to do everything halfway, but pick and chose a few things to do really well.
Impact on Family
The most important thing is to strike a balance between work and family.
Not only do I teach ballet, but I put a lot of work into this blog and the MKE Moms Blog. I’ve found a passion for writing, and I want to keep sharing with other women and parents. I love the connections that I make.
However, I don’t want to become overwhelmed or miss out on spending time with my family.
Balance is key.
Just for me
I also want to find balance when it come to my health. To me, balance means finding the time to take care of myself both mentally and physically in order to reduce stress.
Balance is so important when it comes to handling my anxiety. I need to push myself into uncomfortable situations, but I also need to be OK with saying no to things.
In it’s most basic form, balance is also a physical thing for me. I still dance and perform, and balance is an essential element. It’s a humbling force that sometimes you can’t control.
This is a huge challenge for me, as I like to be in control all the time. That is just not possible, and to find the balance between control and letting go will be so important.
Along with my 2019 word of the year, I will continue with my monthly goals. They keep me accountable, and they motivate me. Separating them by health, professional, family, and personal will definitely help me keep the balance.
So, have you picked a word of the year? Will you join me each month to set some goals?
Excellent choice. I often tell people the secret to happiness in life is finding balance. The right mix. Most folks think they want a lot of one thing or another but, in truth, they really just want to balance their lives.
Yes! Thank you so much!
Balance is a GREAT word, especially for a busy mama like yourself! And yes, I am with you on setting goals each month. I did it last year and it made a huge difference in what I got done each month, so I am planning to do it again!
Awesome! Thank you Beth!
How did I miss that you taught ballet? Balance sounds like the perfect word for you! I wish nothing more than for you to find balance in all these areas. I know what you mean about the anxiety for sure! I know saying yes will make mine blow through the roof, but saying no makes me just as anxious! Best of luck in the new year! I look forward to seeing you balance it all this year!
Exactly. Thank you so much Kim!
I think this is a great word. Mine is growth. I feel like this is going to be a year of big changes in my life, so it seems fitting. I never really shared monthly goals on the blog, but I’d like to do that more often this year. I think it’s a good way to break down bigger goals too.
Penny Struebig says
Great word!! And it does impact so many facets of your life. Hope 2019 is a great year for you and your family!
Thank you Penny!
I don’t known what I would pick for my word this year, I always feel like the word I pick in January isn’t relevant by May. I have a few goals for this year and I think they go on the blog on Tuesday but I might be going on a trip with my friend this year and that will require me to fly alone and I am TERRIFIED, so being able to do that will be a big accomplishment.
I love love love this word for you, and wish you all the best of luck in achieving balance in all things this year. It helps to focus on a word and also write different ways to make it happen, because balance can be attributed to many areas in life.
Ps: I love those ballet photos of you! Xoxo