Last year was the first time I chose a word to designate a theme for the year. I got this idea from Ali Edwards - who shares the motivation behind choosing one word on her blog. It's actually very empowering - I tend to get lost in the daily details, and having a word to focus on has helped me keep a handle on priorities. Last year the word I chose was "Balance." I needed to refocus myself and keep obligations in perspective. I believe it did help, although I must confess to forgetting about my word from time to time during the year.
This year my I hadn't even thought about choosing a word until I was talking with my friend. She already had her word chosen, and me ... not even a thought ... but as we talked I kept thinking one habit that really bothers me is procrastination! I have all this "stuff" I want to do, but realistically I probably can't do it all ... and yet, some of what I could accomplish just gets pushed away until later. When I tried to think of the opposite of procrastinate, I couldn't think of a single word! That's when Dictionary.com came to the rescue! Tonight I found my word: DO! I am going to DO what I plan, and hopefully learn not to overplan for things I just can't physically accomplish (my '08 word Balance will probably come in handy here too. I may have to dust it off from time to time).
Of course, my bff has a great word for this year - if she would like to share it. She also chose a great word last year too - maybe she'll hit us up with both in the comments ... hint, hint. Do you have a word for the year? If so, I would love to hear your word and why you chose it.