Well, four days until 2015 now. So, as I said earlier, I thought I would choose a word or phrase for 2015. It is a popular notion nowadays. There is My One Word, One Word 365, as well as many one word challenges out there on blogs. I am not sure I like the idea of having to choose one. single. word. That seems tough. But, I can probably reduce it to a short phrase. Maybe I can find a word…and yes, if you have not figured it out, I have yet to choose a word or phrase.
I like the rhyming scheme idea – like “Long and lean in 2015.” But, I don’t want to focus on losing weight, so that doesn’t make any sense for me. “Don’t be mean in 2015.” seems a little negative, and I’m not really mean all that much anyways. Actually, “Less screen in 2015.” may be on point. I want to be on the laptop less, watch less meaningless TV, get my daughter off the iPad and watching less TV, get out more, read more, do more. So, that may be it right there. I like it. Easy to remember and will cause me to question myself or her every time we go to turn on the computer, iPad, TV, phone, etc. There is just way to much screen time in our family. Both my husband and I use work as a reason and it sometimes is, but we could be a lot better at managing our screen time for sure. So, there it is…my phrase for 2015:
Less screen in 2015!
And I think to follow that up, if I have to have some kind of one word I will use “Recalibrate”. I think I’ve focused too much on changing myself in ways that I don’t really need to/want to in the past. When really, I need to get back to some things I’ve left behind (e.g. my love of reading, my activeness) while still maintaining my overall self-identity. So, I like the idea of recalibrating. It allows for some “measurement” but doesn’t indicate that I need to find a new measuring stick, just get back to an old one that worked for me. It may bring in some new things as well – to increase the precision or make the use of the measurement more efficient, but overall, it is the same tool and the same thing being measured.
So, there you have it – I have a phrase and a word.
What about you? Do you pick words or phrases or make resolutions for the New Year? Or do you just ignore the whole thing and treat it like any other day of the year but with a new number on the calendar page? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!