I decided not to do it this year, make resolutions. The beginning of last year had started with lots of beaming good intentions and turned into the year from hell. So to avoid setting us/ me up for further disappointment, I thought I’d set the bar exceptionally low and expect nothing from myself. That was until I came across a post last week on The Weekly Adoption Shout Out. The blog on the Braveheart Education site talked about setting one word goals for the year ahead.
The idea is you choose “A word that encompasses all areas of your life. A word that can be looked at in many different ways and that puts your intentions out there so that you focus on that one thing” I was instantly drawn to this idea and the many positive connotations focusing on a single optimistic word could bring to my life. One word to implement into everyday life, to remind myself of what I am hoping to achieve. So the big question is what should that word be?
Many and none spring to mind, none that stay long enough to be seriously contemplated. All seem too vague, too ambiguous or too obvious. What is it that I really want more of from my life, I ask myself? And then I realise, what not just me, but all my family need to work on….. confidence. So my word for the year is…
For me I want to be more confident in knowing that I know my family best and the decisions I make for them are right.
I want to be confident that at my core I am a good person, too often layers and layers of self doubt manage to persuade me otherwise.
I want to help and promote greater confidence in my children, because I know too many of the things they find hard are centred around low self esteem. I hope that if I can emanate greater confidence, it will rub off on them.
I want to be the support that enables my husband to regain confidence in himself and our life. Too often, in recent years, post the loss of his business, I know he struggles to believe in himself. I think he’s amazing and I want him to believe it too.
I want to have the confidence to move forward with our lives, the last year has felt too much like a rut, a ditch into which we’ve fallen. I know we all have the ability to climb out and move on, we just need the confidence to do so.
On days when it all seems too much and the darkness moves in, I want to be confident in the belief that the moment will pass, that brightness will shine again.
I want to fill my life with confidence.