Last year, I tried One Word. The word was Simplify. This year, since I can’t narrow it down to only one, and I learned that there are at least two One Word online memes with the same catchphrase, I’ve decided to go with my own catchphrase: Just Two Words…
…and no, it’s not like “I’ve got just two words for you” either, well, not those words anyway.
So without further ado, my two words for 2015 are…drumroll, please…focus and equilibrium.
I mentioned to my sister a few weeks ago that I was losing focus. She asked why. I couldn’t quite articulate it then, and I’m not sure I can now since I can’t seem to focus. But really I think I’ve become a bit scatter brained within the last year. My mind, whether at home or at work, is constantly flitting from one subject to another like a hummingbird. Sometimes that mental flitting affects my work, and I can’t decide what to do in my off time.
With my recent self-diagnosis of tinnitus, I have been thinking of this word more and more. However, it’s not only in terms of my hearing that I feel I have lost my balance within the last year, but also in terms of…well…everything. That goes right to the three bases I founded this blog on: Body, mind, and soul.
I have been off target with diet and exercise.
Lack of focus, see above.
Manifested, but not only place evident with, lack of weekly church attendance.
So how do I regain focus and equilibrium, if I ever had them in the first place?
- Body: Exercise, period. It also helps with mental clarity and I have read it helps with tinnitus too.
- Mind: Focus, both at work and at home.
- Soul: Start by attending church once a week, although that is not the ultimate goal and I don’t mean heaven either. The ultimate goal being? Nirvana? No, I think it’s more to be focused spiritually, incorporating a sense of interior peace daily, hour by hour, minute by minute. Focusing on breathing.
So what is/are your word/words for 2015?
Next up: This Sunday in The Sunday Salon, I look at what I’ve been reading lately and maybe taking my reading in a different direction than the one I’ve been going in…again. Or at least providing some equilibrium in my reading too.