Simplify

2016. A new year. A chance to recommit yourself to the things you want to do better in your life. Time to set some New Year’s Resolutions. The only problem with New Year’s Resolutions is that, according to a University of Scranton study, only about 8% of Americans achieve those goals.

So how about we all try something a little different this year? One little word. Yep, you heard me, just ONE. Courtney talked about the concept of the one word resolution previously and it’s such a great way to tackle the new year and succeed. So what do you want to do better this year?

I have been thinking a lot about what my one little world would be for 2016. As a mother of two small children, living in a world of Pinterest moms, I sometimes get very overwhelmed with all the things I feel like I need to be doing. I should be doing more arts and crafts with my three-year-old, my one-year-old should be talking more therefore I should be teaching him more, I should be working out six days a week and eating more kale. But getting caught up in all the things the world is telling me I should be doing constantly keep me from doing the things I ACTUALLY should be doing. Like sitting on the floor and stacking blocks with my son or letting my daughter paint my nails.

So with that thought in mind, my one little world for 2016 is SIMPLIFY.

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I want to make conscious decisions to only do the things that are necessary for the happiness of my family and myself. And I need to make conscious decisions to let go of things that are unnecessary.

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.” – C. Joy C.

So what is your one little word for 2016? Make it a good one!