After reading several blog posts I have noticed that its becoming a trend for people to chose a word to focus on for the current year, what a great idea. Allie from Between Dreams has chosen the word vibrant, read more about why here. Melyssa from Nectar Collective has created an entire creative collective for 2014. You can link up with her today and share your word.
So whats my word for 2014? after careful consideration I figured out the word that best describes my vision and hopes for this year
The first time I heard the word contentment used to describe your state of mind was in a yoga class. One of my favourite instructors was walking around me and my sister while we were in chair pose, this pose I was not a fan of and constantly struggled with. I was getting so frustrated to the point I was ready to lay down on my mat the rest of the class. The instructor started talking about letting things go, completely emptying your mind and focusing on nothing but the current pose. He spoke the word Santosha - the art of contentment. He looked right at me and said contentment, remember that word when your struggles feel to overwhelming.
That has stayed with me every since, so this year I have chosen it as my word. To remind myself to be content with my life and all the great people I have in it. So even as I work towards the goals that I have set for myself this year, some things may not work out but that doesn't mean that I didn't try.
Whats your word?