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Who is ready for 2021? I am not one for setting big goals at the beginning of a new year and much prefer them bitesize, sprinkled throughout the seasons. They’re much more digestible that way and I feel like I am more likely to follow through with them. Anyone else set their intentions this way too?
Setting intentions to me looks like adopting a new forward way of thinking, or you could say a new perspective. I think of intentions as a pathway towards something you are growing towards or growing into, instead of hard and regimented “to do’s”. I truly want to live my life and not chase lofty goals that make me feel like crap if I don’t achieve them.
Choosing your word of the year
In starting the new year off with a mindset shift, I decided to choose a word that would encompass my intentions, help me stay on the path chosen for me, and help me bring focus, gratitude, and peace to my life. I completed a short word of the year quiz generator from Day Spring to see what word might resonate the most, and on the first quiz try, I was matched with overcome.
I haven’t shared much about my 2020 on the blog. It was filled with circumstances I was forced to face in uncertain times, and frankly, it took a hard toll on me. I lost my confidence, I lost my temper, I was scared, I was anxious, I was doom and gloom personified. Overcome is most certainly the perfect word I want to enter 2021 with.
Moving through 2021, I want to overcome
my fear that I am not enough.
my hesitance in using social media in fear I will jeopardize my privacy.
my falling confidence as a result of my layoff.
my heightened anxiety and feeling the weight of the world.
Click the link to use the quiz I used here. Let me know your word of the year in the comments below! If you could choose, what word would personify your intentions for 2021?