In a way, this One Word resolution kind of combines my previous two:
|Word for 2014: Prepare|
|Word for 2015: Less|
In order to ensure that I have a, well, reasonable reason for anything I plan--for class or for free time--I will, of course, have to prepare. I will have to...
- consider the real reason for the experience, what I actually expect to get out of it.
- if I can reasonably expect to reach that expectation through the means established.
- alter plans--or expectations--to achieve a goal that is within reason.
And within reason? It usually means cutting the fat--deciding what is really essential and then building backwards from that. In other words, I'll have to PREPARE to PREPARE LESS to keep expectations reasonable and ensure there's a meaningful reason.
For responsibilities I take on.
For family activities.
My reasons need not be professional--or perfect--but I want to make sure in the new year I'm asking myself why I am doing what I am doing before I get caught up just doing instead of being.
My goal is simply to be more intentional about what I do with my time and energy.
I want to make good choices for good reasons in 2016.