|Change Begins With A Word… Photo By Ali Edwards.|
According to Ali Edwards, one little word can change your life.
With that in mind, this year, I am setting aside the traditional approach to New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of creating a lofty wish list that lies beyond the realm of achievability, or an unmotivating list of “should do’s”, I am picking one little word to serve as my guiding principle in the new year.
That word is . . .
I’ve been thinking about this concept for quite some time, but the thought solidified in my mind over the holidays. I cut back back on a number of activities I normally participate in, and instead of missing them, I reveled in the gifts that a little extra time and space brought with them. More time to relax. More time for loved ones. More time for pursuits that really matter.
In Living The Simple Life, Elaine St. James writes:
Simplifying is not necessarily about getting rid of everything we’ve worked so hard for. It’s about making wise choices among the things we now have to choose from. It’s about recognizing that trying to have it all has gotten in the way of enjoying the things which do add to our happiness and well-being. So it’s about deciding what’s important to us, and gracefully letting go of the things that aren’t.
So, over the course of 2011, my goal is to tackle some major aspects of my life with this guiding principle in mind. I look forward to sharing my journey with you as I work towards creating a simpler, yet more rewarding life!