My Word for 2018

My Word for 2018

In the past, I’ve tried writing out and following through on New Years Resolutions more times than I could count. And probably just as many times, I’ve started the new year without any clear cut or defined goals because I didn’t take the time to sit down and put pen to paper. 

And like most people, almost every time, I failed within the first month, or less.

Turns out, trying to overhaul most areas of your life, all at once, is a bit much.  

Not to mention, New Years resolutions tend to be a bit reaching, and lacking in well defined or thought out steps and progressions.  

Its basically setting yourself up for failure!  

Thats why, a few years ago, I quit making resolutions or even goals, and instead focused on one word, mantra, or theme that I could carry throughout all aspects of my life over the year.  



Easy to remember!  

What’s not to like? 

If you haven’t yet heard of or adapted this approach to a new year, I highly recommend you give it a go!  

Why you should choose a word, mantra, or theme for your instead, instead of making resolutions - Peonies and Cream

My word for 2018 is.....enjoy. 

I am in every sense, a planner, a controller, and a stresser.  

And instead of helping me to feel in control of life, it often feels like it’s in control of me. 

So this year, I’m trying to step back and enjoy as much as I can. 

I want to sit down and enjoy my family. 

I want to enjoy everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t. 

I want to do more of the things that I already enjoy, and be willing and open to try new things. 

I want to get out more and enjoy our world, nature, and community. 

I want to enjoy myself, right now, as I am. 

i want to be able to look back and say I truly enjoyed life!  

So be prepared to see a lot of the word enjoy throughout the year!  

I plan to use it lots to remind myself to just enjoy, and to describe to you all how much I’m enjoying life!  

So tell me, do you choose a word, mantra, or theme for your New year? Or do you set resolutions and goals? And if you do, what’s yours for 2018?  

Let me know in the comments below! Or, tag me in an Instagram post with @Peoniesandcream or #Peoniesandcream.



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