No More New Year’s Resolutions For Me
Several years ago I declared I was done with New Year’s Resolutions. I just couldn’t stick with them. By mid January, I couldn’t even remember those oh-so-important resolutions I had painstakingly thought up and had numbered 1 through whatever. That’s when a girlfriend introduced me to the idea of a watchword. (Thank you, Karen!)
What Is a Watchword?
Watchword — just one word to remember. One meaningful word to place your intentions behind, to drive your actions for 2018. When one word is behind your intentions and actions, it’s easier to stay focused and reach your goals and dreams, whatever they may be.
Below are examples of watchwords Pixie Dusters have shared with me, plus some of mine from past years:
Did any of the watchwords above resonate with you? If so, run with it! Or maybe none of the words spoke to you, but instead triggered a different word, go with that instead.
For 2018, my watchword is:
Yep, sounds very opposite from last year’s word: FEMININE. There’s something kind of manly or rough about the word UNSTOPPABLE, although for me, it couldn’t be more the opposite. For me, the word unstoppable is smooth, easy, freeing. See, I have picked specific areas of my life that I have chosen to be unstoppable at…very specific areas. These are things I have drawn a line in the sand on and I have agreed with myself that the line will not be crossed…under any circumstances. And that, to me, feels freeing. No more second guessing myself, no more bargaining with myself or listening to an inner-voice which may or may not be speaking for my highest good. No more mind-chatter, at least as it relates to those specific “lines.” Not even a full week into 2018, and I’ve already freed my brain to focus on other matters (or just take a break!).
I could not have chosen this word last year. Or maybe even last month. I had to be in the right place in my life to have it speak to me and be meaningful to me. Now it’s your turn, find YOUR word. Find the word that’s meaningful to you. That speaks to where you are in life at the present moment.
Don’t think about it too much. Go with the word that you feel yourself leaning in to…you will know it when you see it. And when you see it, GRAB it, run with it!
Happy 2018 to YOU! Please share your watchword with us—you never know—your watchword could be exactly what someone needs to see today!