I follow author Carrie Synder’s blog. Each January instead of making resolutions Carrie chooses a word she wants to apply to her life for the coming year and blogs about her progress in doing so.
I decided I would try to pick a word of the year for 2020. It was hard. I toyed around with lots of different possibilities, but I finally settled on LISTEN.
I tend to talk a lot and so this year I want to try to talk less and listen more. I want to really listen to what others have to say and learn from them.
I want to get better at sensing how other people feel about me or when I may have irritated, frustrated or upset them, and so I want to listen in a way that helps me pick up on more than just other people’s words, but listen to their body language and unspoken emotions as well to figure out how I can improve our relationship.
I want to do a better job of listening to my body and what it is telling me I need to do to keep it healthy and strong. I also need to learn to listen when my body tells me it needs rest and quiet.
I want to listen to different kinds of music and expand my music tastes.
I want to start listening to some podcasts and be inspired by the new ideas they might foster.
Hopefully, I will make progress implementing my word and can report back to you during the coming year in some blog posts.
What might you pick for a word of the year?