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Old 12-30-2019, 11:41 PM
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Instead of making traditional New Year's resolutions this year, I think I will try an idea I saw on Facebook, which is to choose one word to really focus on for the year, and really try to live into that word and concept. I considered PRESENCE, PURPOSEFUL, CHARITY, OPTIMISM, and HEALTHY, among others. I finally settled on PREPARATION. Anyone else want to share a one word focus for 2020?


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Old 12-31-2019, 04:07 AM
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I love the idea but haven't decided on just one yet. I'm leaning towards organization, peace, or opportunity.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:32 AM
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My word this year is health
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It's great!
Old 12-31-2019, 05:33 AM
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I've been doing that for about 6 years or so, and I love that more than making resolutions. My word for this year is CONSISTENCY.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:52 AM
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Balance.

In many ways, I will focus on balance. My eating, my weight, my exercise, my temperament, my demands, my outlook.... Thank you.


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Old 12-31-2019, 06:14 AM
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My old principal made us pick one word every New Years and create a bulletin board- so now I hate this “one word” idea. Many of us came up with many 4 letter words for this activity :P
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:33 AM
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I love this!

My word for 2020 to focus on will be PEACE.

I want to focus on creating PEACE within so that I can alleviate the fear and anxiety I carry around many days.
I want to focus on being at PEACE with what happens beyond my control as my life story unfolds.
I want to focus on PEACEFUL relationships with others. Relationships which are inspirational and healthy to both parties.
I want to focus on creating a PEACEFUL classroom where my students feel calm, loved and nurtured.

Yes, I will focus on PEACE this year.
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Love it!
Old 12-31-2019, 07:32 AM
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Is anti-procrastination a word? Maybe I'll think about it tomorrow!

Seriously, I really like that idea. Procrastination is definitely something I need to work on not being so good at. It would definitely improved other areas of my life. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:10 AM
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I have been trying to come up with my word for 2 weeks.

I keep coming back to TODAY. I am focusing on mental and physical health. What am I doing today to reach my goals? I read a great plan that if you improve yourself 1% each day you will grow in leaps and bounds.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:32 AM
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Mine is UNPLUG.

In my planner I have an UNPLUG plan. I've already started and so far so good.


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Old 12-31-2019, 08:38 AM
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My planner group has done this for awhile. I never tell people my resolutions because it seems like then they turn into the resolution police.

My 2014 word was TRY. I did a ton of things that I’d always wanted to do, but never had for one reason or another. It was great.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:37 AM
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Retired Kay. My word, PREPARATION, was exactly in response to my desire to “anti-procrastinate”. I think we’re on the same page.

I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s thoughts - even the four-letter word idea - haha!
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:19 PM
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Definitely an inspirational thread! So many good thoughts.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:49 PM
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My word is peace...within myself, in my home, classroom, church, other public places, among others, both friends and strangers.

Great idea!


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Old 12-31-2019, 07:02 PM
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This is what I need to work on this year.
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:22 PM
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I've done this the past few years. Some years, I do better than others.

I have 2 this year and they go together (in my world...).

Contentment
Give

Contentment because I want to continue my journey towards being content with how things are...no matter HOW things are. I've done well with this, so want to continue and grow in this area.

Give because I get contentment from giving to others. When we give, we receive...so I want to give of myself in 2020 to better others' lives, and in turn, I know it will better mine because of the inner fulfillment that will naturally occur.

A double bonus with Give: I HAVE to declutter...I have so much junk, it's not even funny. Since my word is Give...then I pretty much have to start "giving" away all my junk!

Fingers crossed I can do it. I know having too much "stuff" makes one feel depressed, so if I can give it away, that will lead to more contentment within.
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:55 AM
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National Kidney Foundation is one organization that will pick up at your house, including furniture you no longer need. Be warned, once you do contact them they will remember you and will call you whenever they will be in your area. Which actually is an excellent incentive to keep decluttering.

It's also helpful to have younger family members who are still in the collecting phase of life.

Now I need to stop procrastinating and do some decluttering myself!
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:49 AM
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I need to stay more in the moment to really appreciate all my blessings. There is so much to be grateful for, and I need to be mindful and enjoy each moment/day I am given.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:40 AM
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National Kidney Foundation is one organization that will pick up at your house, including furniture you no longer need. Be warned, once you do contact them they will remember you and will call you whenever they will be in your area. Which actually is an excellent incentive to keep decluttering.

It's also helpful to have younger family members who are still in the collecting phase of life.
Yes, I used to be able to give items away to my 3 children as they were setting up dorms, apartments, etc. However, they no longer want anything I have to offer.

I live in a town of about 1,500, so no donation organization makes it out our way. Goodwill is a 25 min. drive, so I will just take stuff as we head to town.

Thanks for the ideas, though! It motivated me to get started today (1/1/20)!!
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:52 AM
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CHOICE

Each day we wake up, we have many choices to make that will impact us in one way or another. My choices have to be healthy, balanced, loving, thoughtful, and much more. I really want to do more and different (now that I AM a half century old)🤩
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