Last year, at the beginning of January 2020, while scrolling through the internet, I read about choosing a “word” for the year.
A word that would help guide you throughout the year.
I thought - well that seems like a nice enough idea.
A word is something I could do. I’ve never been one for resolutions or even “setting intentions”. Often I would set these and they would evaporate by February.
But one word? I could do that. I could at least try.
So I chose one.
I chose it because being a Type A person, that needed to always be doing something, to feel productive, I needed to start approaching things with more ease. It could help me slow down and not feel as rushed. Why do I always feel I’m running out of time? It’s a feeling that persists.
So “ease” could help.
And it did.
In a moment when I felt like I needed to get three things accomplished at once and I was running out of time, I would pause and ask myself...
“Can I do it with ease?”
And it became my 2020 mantra. In a year that was filled with so much anxiety - it was a word - turned question - that could stop me in my tracks. For the better.
I’m still figuring out 2021’s word. It’s been a slow start to the year and these things take time, right?
I’m in no rush and perhaps still processing the lessons of 2020. Or maybe I’m just approaching it with ease.