So, 2013 is coming in quick, and if completing the long list of 2012 resolutions we made at the beginning of this year is like putting on layers of clothing; how many of us got fully dressed this year?
Caught again with very little 2012 New Year’s resolutions done…wimper!! -Photo credit: DeHKsY
Don’t look at me. That pile over there in the corner is my resolution goals…okay, so I barely got dressed after February!
I do not know about you but gosh darn, thinking up all those resolutions at the beginning of the year and trying to complete them is simply too tiring and useless! Usually, by December 31, a chilly wind begins to seep right through the skimpy resolution efforts that started on so well in January and February, and now, many resolutions later, have ended up unresolved and piled up in some corner of my room.
Brr and grr!
Well, this year, to heck with attempting to tackle the resolution list! I am packing away the long, tedious resolution list and instead, stripping down to the bare necessities; picking one word and working diligently to make that word become the complete layer of clothing that brings me to a better end by next year.
Quinn Creative: It’s Time for Your Word of the Year, suggests instead of a resolution list, pick a word for the upcoming year and make it a part of you by the end of the year. Quinn states, “you choose a word that will symbolize the year for you–set the intention or create a verbal amulet.”
I think it is a perfect idea!
After frantically sifting through oodles of words, the one I need the most, and one that has settled quite firmly in my mind is…
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
Synonyms: composure, calmness, poise, serenity, self-possession
That is it. Equanimity. I hope to work on, manage, tweak and adjust the state of equanimity within me. Hopefully, by simplifying my year, I can avoid getting caught with a pile of unresolved resolutions.
Wish me luck and away I go to tackle being cool and collected through every crises that comes my way.
Hehe…see my many faces I will be changing by the end of 2013 because…
“I will NOT freak out at anything that comes my way!”
2013 Word: Equanimity…practice daily to achieve perfection by December 31, 2013. -photo credit: topgold
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What would be your word for 2013?
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