Chloé’s Ramblings

Saturday, December 31, 2011

OLW for 2012, monthly themes and January resolutions

Every year, around the end of it, the digiscrapping world is buzzing about OLW. The "One Little Word" was created by Ali Edwards. It's an inspiration to help you, thoughout the year, focus on something important to you. Last year, I picked "Perspective", and though it was great for me I didn't work much on it besides a LO I created in January and that stayed up in my office all year long. This year, I want to act more on it and use it better.

My 2012 OLW is RESPECT. To make this OLW more concrete, I'll use Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project as inspiration and have monthly "themes". These will help me set up little, concrete resolutions. I know that when I set up big goals for the year I set myself up for failure because they are too vague, too overwhelming and hence unattainable. One thing at a time is the key to success.

  • January: Respect my body, treat it well, feed it properly, take care of it.
  • February: Respect my man and our couple
  • March: Respect myself, learn to love myself, qualities and flaws.
  • April: Respect the ones I love and our relationships, take better care of them, show the love
  • May: Respect people I work with and people I don't really know too
  • June: Respect our home, keep it in order, declutter
  • July: Respect our possessions and money, take better care of it, find process to do so peacefully
  • August: Respect my passions, practice my hobbies, learn new things
  • September: Respect my time
  • October: Respect the earth and our environement
  • November: Respect my values, live accordingly
  • December: Respect our need for traditions, create new ones
As Gretchen Rubin did in her book (which I just read during the holidays and LOVED!!), I will start in January by working on "respect my body". First, because, since I will have a FET (frozen embryo transfer) during this month, I don't know if I'll be able to do it later in the year if it works. I expect to be afraid to exercise if I get a positive test. I'll probably be a slightly bit paranoid! LOL And second because respecting my body is the foundation of all the other resolutions I will take. It's not possible to work on improving things and yourself (which might be difficult at time!) if you're always tired, feeling bad, in discomfort, etc.

My resolutions for January are:
  • exercise at least 10 minutes every day (walk, video workout, stretching)
  • eat at least 2 portions of fruits and 1 of veggies daily
  • get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
  • eat mindfully and slowly, put down my fork between bites, don't do anything else while eating
  • moisturize my body daily
I will create some visual reminders, both for my January resolutions and for my OLW. I'm so excited to get started on this project that I might even not wait until January 1st! LOL


Holly in Japan said...

Chloe, this is a wonderful list! Wow! I'm so impressed and inspired. I wish you strength and success!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love your word but most of all, I love your themes!


Looking forward to reading more :)