One Word Resolution | Balance

Back with a vengeance in 2017, here we go.

If you remember last year, instead of listing out a few resolutions that I wanted to hit, I decided to choose one word to encapsulate the theme for 2016.

I definitely fell off the bandwagon with last year’s word (‘focus’). The scatterbrained way of thinking from 2015 did not fade in 2016, and I’ve been busier than ever professionally and personally in both good and bad ways. With all these facets of my life converging into a giant mess towards the end of the year and teetering on the edge for so long, the one thing I realised I needed was stability.

So this year’s word is…

BALANCE

Life in itself is a juggling act and one part of learning how to ‘adult’ is learning how to give equal measure to all aspects of your life. Balance feels like an off-shoot to my focus goal, but for me there’s much more emphasis on reflection in this year’s word. It means re-assessing how much time I spend on all parts of my life, whether that be work, blogging, writing, socialising, and even alone time. It’s recognising that I struggled with giving time to the right things this year.

This resolution is also about re-addressing the balance in the World. We’re now living with consequences of 2016, and it’s now more important than ever to stop burying our heads in the sand, to stand up, to speak out and to fight for those who have no voice.

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You’ll see posts about in the coming weeks about how I want to try to achieve this resolution, but for now let me know in the comments what your goals for 2017 are. Do you need a bit of balance too? Or have you got a whole other set of resolutions to achieve instead?

Ria

  • Girrrl <3 wishing you all the best (which is nothing less than you deserve) for 2017. Love this mantra of maintaining balance this year, that 'work hard, play hard' concept totally needs to gtfo. Hope to see lots of you this year! x

  • Stability and balance sound like wonderful, just-out-of-my-reach concepts, but I think I’m going to start making steps to work towards them too xx

  • Fantastic word, Ria. Love both the word you’ve chosen, and your thoughts around it. :D