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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Word of the Year 2014

It has taken me a while to narrow down my "word" for 2014. It's hard to pick one that fits all my goals this year, but I finally picked one. 

Surprisingly my word this year is LESS. 

Yes, less. 

There are so many things I want more of this year, but to have more of something I need less of something else. 

I chose 12 things that I wanted less of, and I plan on blogging about a different one each month in 2014. 

In no particular order-

-Less spending, more saving
-Less electronics, more life
-Less sleeping in, more productivity
-Less no, more yes
-Less activities, more time
-Less stuff, more calm
-Less time indoors, more outdoor adventures
-Less jumping around, more focus
-Less schedule, more spontaneous
-Less processed food, more real food
-Less me, more random acts of kindness
-Less world, more God

I want to save for an addition on the house and pay for it in cash. I want to focus more on what's going on in real life then on a screen. I want to get up early and prepare better for my day. I want to say yes more to the kids then no. I want more time as a family, then time doing activities. I want less stuff cluttering our life. I want my kids spending more time outdoors then in. I want to stop jumping around from room to room on projects and finish one room at a time. I want to stop scheduling every single day and have more spur of the moment activities as a family. I want my family to eat real food that is not poisoning their body. I want to think of myself less and do more random acts of kindness. But most of all I want to care less of what the world wants of me and think more about what God wants.

These are a lot of goals. That is why I am taking baby steps. These things aren't going to change over night, but I hope by blogging about them every month it will keep me accountable. 

I want these to be permanent life changes. Which are going to take time to incorporate into our daily lives. 

I've never been so excited about LESS before. 

Last year was amazing but I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us. Every year being a parent just gets better. 

Did you choose a word for the year? What are your goals? 

xoxo~ Jennifer

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I really like your word choice for the year. I can really relate to your desire to do less online and more in the real world. Cheers to that! I'd love for you to add this post to my linkup! You can find it on my blog on Beautifully Bohemian. Sending hugs!