Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The Word that Is


Balance


As with all my other words (you can find them here, here and here), my word this year found me.   I have found myself increasingly rubbish at juggling the always (it seems) increasing number of balls I have  in the air and my word, which started making itself known quietly at the end of the summer, became an almighty and incessant roar by the end of the year.

This year I need to find a better balance.

I'm not sure how this will look.  I have sort of learnt my lesson about expectation but I suspect doing less will come in to it.  That said, I think effective planning and learning to walk away rather than obsess over things will probably come in to play quite a lot too.  I also want to feel great this year and making health/fitness a priority is essential, as well as time for proper relaxation.

I live in my head quite a lot and once something is there it tends to stay there until I'm on to the next obsession thing so I'm not sure I'm going to find this balance thing all that easy.  But then I probably wouldn't need it as my guiding word in the first place....

So, I know lots of you have your words for the year, please feel free to share them here....and if you have any tips or advice for me, I'd love that too.

Here's to 2015. :)


Image processed using Kim Klassen textures cherished scripted and greyday.
Linking up with Kim's Texture Tuesday (little happy dance, I love this link up and have missed it for weeks. :)





17 comments:

  1. Balance is my word too but also along with nurture and grow.I think it's a strong word but with nuances, hope to see you along the journey.

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  2. Balance is a wonderful word. I have chosen 'bold'. I am not bold. I need to get out of my comfort zone and live a little. :) Best wishes for a balanced 2015!

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  3. Balance is a wonderful word for the year. I've chosen Center. I pin-up images on my cork board (and now on a secret Pinterest board) that remind me of my word throughout the year.

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    1. Love your word - and I am stealing your pinterest board idea. ;)

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  4. I think we all need a bit of balance. Great word to live by this year...I don't really have any tips for you, but for me I found last year that my (kind of) word was rhythm, and once my life had a bit of rhythm & routine, balance came along too.

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    1. I think a bit more routine is definitely key for me, thanks for the tip!

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  5. Great word, and yes, very hard to achieve for all of us. I hope choosing this word helps you have greater success this year.

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  6. Oh yes - I do a lot of "head living" myself. I don't have any magic solutions for finding balance -I do find that having a regular schedule/routine helps - and making sure that routine includes fitness and meditation and relaxation time. I'm still tweaking mine for 2015.

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  7. Good for you, choosing a word that's difficult and inspiring. After much thought (as I too live a lot in my mind!), I knew suddenly that my word should be OPEN. I hope that this year brings some changes, and I want to be open to changing up things without fear. We'll see! Happy 2015 to you!

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    1. Oh, great word Sharon. Good luck with your word, here's to an open and fearless year. :)

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  8. Beautiful picture Becs! I love the word you've chosen. I would have to say that it is always my word because I, too, live in my head most of the time. Not a lot of advice except I'm consciously trying to spend time with more manual routines and getting back to the basics. I find this computer and internet world take a lot time and also offers so much for learning and exploring. I wish you luck with your word - I think you will do fine...Please don't go away because I truly enjoy your images and writing!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie - and no, not going anywhere. :)

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  9. Learning to say no is the hardest thing but once you start doing it, it feels so good. The main thing is that if it doesn't fit into what you want for yourself or out of life, don't do it. I am finding that disappoints people but I must be true to myself and what I want for me. My word is committed for 2015.

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  10. Balance is a wonderful word, and actually is a sort of lifelong guiding principle for me. I hope you do find the balance you desire, and find peace within it. My own word for 2015 is Complete. As in: finish what I start and get things done that I've intended to do for a long time, but it goes beyond just being able to check them off my To-do list. In my mind, "complete" has more of a sense of fullness, of bringing to fruition. A subtle distinction - we'll see where it takes me.

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  11. Your composition is quite lovely, very well placed. I love the deep shadows that you left IN, as they pop the color of the blossoms. This photo certainly attests to your skills as a photographer. Beautiful indeed.

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  12. Good lick with your One Word for 2015. May it bring you the balance you seek. -- Michele at Sweet Leaf Notebook

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  13. Balance is my word too, Becs ... seems a lot of people need it !
    Wishing you a wonderful and balanced 2015 !
    Sylvia

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