I know that time is short with the daughters that are are still at home and I really want to keep some FOCUS in that area. Those girls are so precious and are really really close to moving to that next stage in life that when they ask for your advice,... they are just being nice. I can't believe how fast the time is going.
Since I started using my word last month I've learned that I am not done with SPARKLE... there's still something there for me, so I will keep it around until I feel that it's really done with me. It makes me happy that it's not going away.
FOCUS is SO needed. I am a die-hard multi-tasker, often to my detriment. When I give something my full attention ... watch out.... when I spatter my energy in a million different directions... then the results are usually acceptable, but not spectacular. Less multi-tasking.... More order and organization....
I used Christine Kane's exercise for Discovering your Word of the Year (check it out) and promised myself to get it all out there and not to worry about it being perfect... The exercise itself helped, but the real epiphany came AFTER I did the exercise.
The exercise asked about "triggers" that make you run away or act completely opposite from your word of the year... I have to say that my biggest trigger is things not being clean and orderly and organized. It is so hard to focus when your house is pulling at you to clean this, organize this, etc... The HOUSE has got to get some real attention if I am truly able to find FOCUS this year. In fact, some sparkle around my house is definitely called for. I think the only area of my house that found sparkle was the kitchen sink.... not to undervalue this accomplishment at all!!! This has been really nice and for any of you out there that "FLY" with Fly Lady, this is the only part of her program that I have been able to implement so far. Thank you, Fly Lady for my shiny sink! It is progress.
I have a good feeling about the upcoming year and what my words will bring me... Sparkle and Focus!!! I just can't wait!!! The new year holds so much potential... I just love the energy it brings! Much love to all of you and the best of luck on your new year. May it bring you all that you wish.