Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Word for 2012~

As I mentioned the other day, I am NOT a fan of New Year's Resolutions.  Last year I decided that I would pick one word to sum up what I would like to work on/accomplish in the new year.  Last year's word was SIMPLIFY.

I gave this year's word a lot of thought.  Many rolled around in my head before I chose the one I thought would fit best. 

This year's word is the perfect predecessor to last year's word...the word I chose...

Yup, I chose the word quality. 

After simplifying last year, I realized that if I had focused a bit more on quality (rather than quantity in most instances), I wouldn't have had as much to simplify to begin with.

I want to focus on quality time with my family, as the girls have gotten older the amount of time I get to spend with each lessens with each day...I want that time to be quality time.

I want to spend quality time with my hubby...all too soon we will be spending a lot more time together, and I want to be connected.

I want to have quality relationships with my friends, taking the time to call them each week, be involved in their lives no matter how busy I am or they are.

I want to spend quality time in the Word, as I know He has a plan for this year.

I want to be surrounded with quality things, things I took the time to think about, truly need, rather than bought on a whim or because it was the latest trend.  How many of those went out the door when simplifying last year? too many to count!

I want to take the time to nourish my body with quality food, good for me food, rather than run through the drive thru because it's easy.

I want to focus on Quality versus Quantity!!!

I've found if I focus on just one thing, something that effects different areas of my life just the is easier for me to keep my resolution.

What will you be focusing on this New Year?


Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I LOVE THIS- so much that I also chose a word and wrote about it for my post tomorrow! You inspired me! My post looks very similar to this!

I totally agree with the word quality. I think the quality of our lives is 100% better if we focus on quality time and quality moments!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Fantastic!!! So appreciate and admire your word choice. Sounds like you will really have a great year ahead. Good for you, Lauren.

natasha {schue love} said...

This is an awesome goal...and such a good reminder to take time to really focus on the things that matter most in life. You can wait for life to slow down or you can take ownership now. 2012 is sure to be the best year yet!! :)

★ JASMINE ★ said...

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Happy new year! xo

simply brookes: said...

so true.

Morgan said...

Great word for the year for sure! I want to incorporate quality into how I live my life this year as well.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love this word. I just listened to a speaker yesterday talk about being "brilliant at the basics." Good luck with your year!

Jennifer said...

Love the word you chose! Happy New Year Lauren :)


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Great post Lauren, I have been thinking about this myself. Happy New Year!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Great idea! I'm with you on quality!