Wednesday 2 February 2011

I think I chose the wrong word for 2011

I chose the word COMMUNITY during December, and shared my thoughts at the start of January.

But as my year progresses, it feels as if community isn't ENOUGH. That somehow it is limiting the things I can achieve for myself this year. I think I need a word that can encompass everything, and still give me room to grow.

WELLNESS is defined as "a multi-dimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being." (source)

I was inspired to start on this journey of reassessment after reading Karen Grunberg's series on resolutions at Write.Click.Scrapbook. I realised that my priority list had lots of things on it that were important, but COMMUNITY didn't provide focus to those priorities.

While I was exploring the dimensions of wellness (social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, environmental, financial, mental, medical) I realised that it was easier to summarise those dimensions as mind, body and spirit. Then I took my priority list, and worked out which priorities fit into these areas. (and I made some pretty labels to keep me on track)

Karen's idea of a project for each priority was what motivated me to sign up for LOAD. I'm still thinking of ideas for projects that tie in with the other priorities, but I plan to focus on one priority from each dimension each month.

Is your word still a good fit for your year? Are you creating a project to guide your word this year?

{purple and yellow labels from songbird avenue March 2010 kit, font is lobster 1.4}



  1. stay safe during the cyclone - i hope you are too far south in QLD for it to have a big impact. thinking of you all

  2. Yes, do please let us know how the weather is treating you - hoping you are doing okay


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