Happy New Year! I hope you rang in the New Year just the way you wanted to! And I pray that God blesses you with you with all the blessings of your heart this year! And that it’s filled with good health + lots of smiles + laughter! Today I’m sharing my word of the year, why I picked it + how I intend to incorporate it through in my lifestyle.
I started doing the trend of picking a word to live by per-say for the year, a few years ago. And I love it so much more than writing down resolutions. Because I never actually followed through + finished them. This way I use my word to keep me accountable for the lifestyle changes I want to start or end. Anyway, I’m sure you just want to know the word ha! So my word of the year is: BOUNDARIES.
✨ WHY I CHOOSE THIS WORD ✨
I choose boundaries because as I looked back at 2022 I remember feeling tired all the time, being pulled in a million directions at once + doing everything for everyone else. Well by the time I was done doing things for other people + was able to focus on me, I was exhausted. In all ways: mentally, physically, emotionally. That all I was capable of was staring at the ceiling or mindlessly scrolling social media. I put everything on the back burner + all that did was leave my empty, unfulfilled + angry honestly.
I LOVE helping others, God gave me a servants heart. But I can’t keep helping others before myself. Because then I won’t be able to help anyone. Insert boundaries. Ones that will allow me to help others while caring for myself.
✨ HOW I’M GOING TO INCORPORATE BOUNDARIES INTO MY LIFESTYLE ✨
Clearly I’m not good at this whole boundaries thing or else I wouldn’t have to use it as my word of the year ha! So I have a feeling that it’s going to be a lot of trial and error. I also have a feeling that its going to entail a lot of awkward + hard conversations with family + friends. It’s not that I’ll NEVER say yes to helping them, just sometimes when my plate is full + my soul needs some love. It’s rare when I say no to helping others. So it’s going to be an adjustment for all.
But I’m not just putting boundaries up with other people. I’m doing it for me too. Putting them up on screen time, food choices, the way I treat myself [think inner dialogue], moving my body, the list goes on. I just want to be the best version of myself I can be. For me + for others. I don’t expect this to happen over night. And I kinda expect to fail sometimes at it. But as long as I try my best thats okay with me.
If you’ve ever had to put boundaries up, please let me know how it went + how you did, everything ha!
So tell me. Do you pick a word of the year?! If so, what is it?! Tell me in the comments below! I’d love to know! Oh + while I have you here lol don’t forget to subscribe to the blog via your email so you never miss a post! And then! Come say Hi! on Pinterest + Instagram: @jennniferlynn11! I’d love to hear from you + connect!
Thank you so much for being here + reading ✨ My Word of the Year ✨ !! It means so much to me! 🤍✨
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