Friday, January 27, 2012

Choose Your Word

Wow, thank you everyone for your sweet words on Wednesday’s wedding post. I’m so glad I decided to share those pictures with you :) All of the positive comments and emails truly mean the world to me!

There just wasn’t enough time in the day yesterday to post. I hate that feeling. I’ve always loved taking the time to come up with my blog posts and browse around Blogland and comment on everyone’s awesome posts. However, it’s been hard to do so lately and I really don’t like the way that feels. It’s like having that last thing that you can’t check off your list. Anyone else ever feel that way?

Today I wanted to share something with you that I found about a week or two ago over on Tara’s blog. It’s called My One Word.

It’s a different approach to the well-known but many times ineffective “New Year’s Resolution.”
Lose ten pounds. Stop biting my nails. Save more money.
Don’t get me wrong - I think having a resolution to a problem is a wonderful thing and working toward one goal can be so beneficial in the end. But, when I heard about My One Word, and read about it, and studied it, I knew I had to take part in it. I’ve been thinking of it ever since.

Instead of trying to solve a problem from the past, My One Word encourages us to move toward the future.

It’s based on the idea of becoming who God/The Universe created us to be. You pick out one word and live that word to its fullest every day this year, starting on February 1st. Let it become a part of you. Instead of a long list of things to change about ourselves, it’s one word for us to focus our energy, words, and actions on. It can be anything.

Since I found out about My One Word, I’ve been searching out my word in my heart. What do I want to focus on throughout this next year of my life? Where do I want to see myself in the future?

Maybe now you’re thinking about what your word could be or where you want to see yourself one year from now.
Start brainstorming. Search out your heart for that word that keeps tugging at you.
Perhaps these words below from Gandhi will help start the process :)

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I’m so excited to start living My One Word this year.

Be sure to stop by next Tuesday {January 31st} for the reveal of my word!

Do you have a unique way that helps you keep your resolutions? Do share!


mrsj said...

My husband and I sit down and actually put them on paper. I feel accountable when I...
1. Write it down
and 2. Tell someone else

Lauren said...

I love this idea! I can totally do one word... Now to just pray about it and see what comes :)

Unpublished Life said...

Hiya stumbled on your blog from Hollie takes notes #FF and am now following:)

Great blog!!

Elisabeth said...

hey chelsea - just found your blog from hollies link up and its adorable :) i'm your newest follower and i'd love for you to follow me back!

Tara said...

YAY Chelsea! I'm so glad you are going to do MY ONE WORD too. We can be each others support system :)
You rock girly. I can't wait to see what your ONE WORD is. XOXO

Brooke said...

Can I just say this is such a smart idea? I always make "to be" lists rather than "to do" lists, and this is such a great idea! Can't wait to find out your word.

Anyway, I'm a new follower from #FF, and it's great to meet you!


Breanna Hohenstein said...

loveee your blog!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I have heard of this before, and I love it! I picked mine at the beginning of the year... it's a really great idea!

Brandi said...

I love Ghandi's top 10 fundamentals! I have it hanging on my wall.

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

I love the One Word idea instead of resolutions. I never keep my resolutions so I don't bother making them, I just think I'd like to do this and never happens haha. I also used to live in UT! Just moved away in April from Provo and miss it!!! AND I LOVE the bachelor!!!

diary of this girl - megan said...

this is such a great idea! much better than resolutions that are long forgotten by the end of january. i might have to join you with this :)


Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

I love this idea and even blogged about my word. My word is potential.

I can't wait to hear your word!

Another thing I like doing is setting about 15-25 things that I want to accomplish for each season. I've been doing it almost a year, and it's worked pretty well so far!

Catherine said...

I like that idea. I think my word would be "DO". I need a little something to push me to reach my dreams. Dream it Do it.

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Holly said...

Cool idea, now I'm trying to think of a word for myself!
Just dropping by from Hollie's linkup. :)


Aimee L said...

Obvi I am pretty late to the game on this, but what's the harm starting a month late? Now to just come up with a word...

I've been kind of nosing around your blog today...what part of DC area are you from? I'm originally from Fairfax, but I'm living in Richmond now.

Following you :)