2017: Pause

December 30, 2016

As some of you may recall, I began choosing "One Little Word" back in 2015. I pick one word to live by for the year, rather than setting new years resolutions. I really liked the switch, because it constantly challenges me. If you're curious about where I learned about the idea, check this out. She has a whole lot of amazing ideas - and this idea has stuck with me and each new year. 

My word for 2017 is PAUSE. 

PAUSE before reacting. PAUSE to take a deep breath. PAUSE to reflect. PAUSE to listen. PAUSE to think before speaking. PAUSE before assuming. PAUSE to be attentive. PAUSE to give thanks. PAUSE and smile. PAUSE before judging - myself or others. PAUSE to find the joy. PAUSE and let go. PAUSE to understand. PAUSE and be kind. PAUSE and slow down. PAUSE and remember you can. PAUSE and speak kind words to yourself. PAUSE to remember what's important. PAUSE to give yourself space. PAUSE and give yourself permission to take care of your needs. PAUSE to look back on how far you've already come. PAUSE in awe of the life you've created. PAUSE and be mindful. PAUSE to find intention. PAUSE to love others. PAUSE to lift others up. PAUSE to break the chaos. PAUSE to find your way. PAUSE and look around. PAUSE to give snuggles. PAUSE to put pen to paper. PAUSE and get on your mat. PAUSE to ease anxiety. PAUSE to let it all soak in. PAUSE to sleep and fully rest. PAUSE to allow others in. PAUSE and trust that you know more than you think you do. PAUSE and have faith. PAUSE to hold your tongue. PAUSE to soak up with sunshine. PAUSE to connect. 

That's a list of things I brainstormed after the word PAUSE jumped out at me. There are so many ways it's going to work for me in 2017... and I'm excited to work with it. 

2017 is going to be about practicing the PAUSE. 

I can't wait. 

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