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Focusing in 2012 – My Word for the Year

Happy New Year friends!!  

Am I the only one who is ready for this new year?  I am ready for a clean slate and excited to see what this new year holds for our family.  2011 seemed to pick up momentum as it went along – getting more and more busy as time went by.  While life got busy it also started to get a bit out of control. Home, Kids, Marriage, Work, Meal Planning, Cleaning…. you get the idea. I’m determined to get back on track this year.  I even started the new year off by doing some major decluttering in my office. I’ve got a long way to go but I feel like things are moving in the right direction.

Have you noticed a lot of bloggers talking about picking a “word for the year”.  I remember hearing something about this last year but  didn’t jump on the band wagon (or maybe I did… either way I definitely didn’t take it very seriously!) Well this year I’ve decided to choose a word to use as a guide & to inspire me during 2012.  I’ll keep the word in front of me as a reminder, I’m even starting a Pinterest board to encourage me.  This year my word is:

 

FOCUS

What FOCUS means:

For My Family:  Keeping my family a priority. I will try to  completely focus on what they are saying, asking or doing when talking to me. We will make family time a priority in 2012.

For My Marriage: I will be more attentive to my husband, his needs, his feelings and his ideas.  Doing little things to bless him each day.

For My Children:  Taking time to focus on their needs.  Reading more with them. Playing.  Listening to their made-up stories, songs and knock-knock jokes.  I mean really focus, not listen while typing an e-mail, or nodding and smiling without truly hearing what they are saying.

For My Faith:  In 2012 I’ll be focusing on finding that “sweet-spot” again.  Spending time reading, worshiping and praying.

For My Business: This year my business has been booming!  I adore each of my clients and want to give them top-notch service. This year I hope to focus in on each client an find new ways to help their business/ministry. Giving each and every client the personal attention they can’t find anywhere else!

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

 

What’s your word for 2012 and why?  I’d love to hear what word you’ve chosen to motivate and encourage you this year!

Photo credit: ihtatho on Flickr

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  • Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy
    January 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

    My word is Intentional. Good idea to start a Pinterest board!

  • Amy McCollister
    January 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    My word is different from the one that I wrote for my MLG post next week. It came to me a couple days ago, it’s limitless. To live beyond the limits in every area of life.

  • Marci@OvercomingBusy
    January 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You could have written this post for me! Focus is my word, too. Everything else will fall into place if we focus on what is important.

  • Focusing on What is Ahead
    January 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

    […] For 2012 my one word is FOCUS […]

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