my word of the year: consistency

January 15, 2016

my word of the year: consistency |

This year, my "word of the year" is consistency.

Last year was the first year I did a word of the year. I think I had heard about only 2 years ago but did not participate then. Instead I had done my usual New year's resolutions and goals. Then last year the word Joy kept popping up.

It started with the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up(aff.) She mentions only keeping things that sparked Joy. So I did a ton of decluttering and purging and tried to only keep things that gave me Joy. I also started using essential oils and although I would have never thought to buy Joy oil for myself, it quickly became a favorite.

This year, as I was thinking of what my word would be, consistency immediately came up. I brushed it off because it is not very passionate or sexy or emotional. Joy brings up happiness. I've seen some people's word of the year love, forgiveness, grace, authentic. In comparison to those words, consistency seems, well, boring.

But as I kept thinking about it, I was drawn to that word. No other word spoke to me. I knew in my heart, that was my word. So instead of fighting it, I embraced it.

And maybe a week later, in one of my newsfeeds, a review of this book The Art of Persistence (aff) showed up. I read a sample and realized not only was it exactly what I needed to read at this time, but also, that my choosing the word consistency was right on. It was a sign :)

So this year I will focus on being more consistent with everything. I know it will not happen overnight. It will take time to build this skill, but I already see myself changing and putting it into action.

What is your word of the year? 

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