I have decided that this will be my word for 2017 — my overarching goal over several aspects of my life.
This year, I want to be more purposeful especially in the following:
MARRIAGE : Before the kids, there was just N & I. Along the way, it is easy to let the partnership take a backseat among everything else that needs attention. This year, I want to make sure that N & I spend time together –just the two of us. I am not talking about grand vacations or fancy dinner dates (although I wouldn’t mind having those too 😜). I just want to make sure that we will consciously pencil in couple time in our schedules and create opportunities to connect with each other regularly.
PARENTING: I have a teen, a tween and a toddler. Each of them needs me but in differing ways. I want to make sure that I am able to spend time with them individually and hopefully, get to know each of them in a deeper way. I want to be able to nurture each of them in ways that they most respond to and this means that I should be attuned to their learning styles and peculiarities. Intentional parenting also means being aware of my actions and language around them as this is something that I know affects my children directly and indirectly.
HEALTH: Now, more than ever, I realize how important it is to take care of one’s health. While growing older might be inevitable, I want to be able to do it gracefully. Part of my being intentional is eating healthier — more veggies in the diet, less junk, less sweets. I am not quite the sporty type who will wake up early in the morning to do a 3km run so I will not even write that down as my action plan 😄😄. Instead, I will be more conscious in doing more walking and stretching and doing quick exercises.
There are a few more items that I wish to start working on this 2017 including this blog, more creative work and building stronger personal relationships with loved ones and friends. I hope that having this word as anchor will help me achieve these goals for the year.
How about you? What is your word for 2017? 😊