Last week I wrote about the importance of reflecting on the year that’s just finished and how to map out your resolutions for this year, which you can read here. I fully understand that mapping out how to achieve big life changes is scary, especially if this is your first time trying something like this. That’s why last year, I decided to try the one-word theme for the year method.
As mentioned here I’m using this method again this year and have chosen the word “confidence”. This word was chosen because confidence is something that I’ve always struggled with and probably started when I was quite young. Growing up, I was often called the black sheep of the family, had very high expectations placed on me and was continually compared to my older sibling at home and school. I’m sure this is when I learnt to be so critical of myself and began my journey on the self-confidence rollercoaster. The wonderful highs happen when I have a full team of cheerleaders behind me and I am achieving. The lows of self-doubt appear when I don’t smash my goals out of the park and don’t have everyone cheering for me. I’m not saying that my upbringing is solely to blame for this. There have been lots of contributing factors such as an abusive marriage ending with a long drawn out divorce, extended family betrayal and PCOS. It’s not surprising that my confidence foundation is unstable and falters at the smallest of hurdles. At the end of 2017, I decided that I was done riding this roller coaster and 2018 was going to be the year that I rebuilt my confidence foundation and that’s my why for choosing “confidence” as my theme for 2018.
WHY ONE WORD
- Seeing the same word every day will clarify & strengthen your commitment to it.
- Provides a connection between any other goals/resolutions that you have.
- Provides a clear direction for your decision-making process.
- Needs to be all about you, and no one else.
- Is better to be a being word, rather than a doing one.
- Is about who you want to be and how you want to live.
Have you chosen a one-word theme for 2018?
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