My Year of Mindful Living

My Year of Mindful Living
Happy New Year!


I recently discovered that a lot of bloggers have written about one word that will have the most meaning for them in 2014. At first I thought, ‘One word? There’s no way that one word can do all the things I need a mystical, magical word to do.’ Then I realized there is: mindful. Being mindful takes care of a whole slew of woes and worries. Want to lose weight? Be mindful of what goes in your mouth and when. Want to start being on time? Be mindful of what consistently contributes to your lateness. Want to feel like the year is not flying by? Be mindful of how you spend your moments. That’s a big one!
 mindful living 2014


I don’t make resolutions, resolutions are the devil, but I do make plans. Sometimes I can’t keep my plans from going awry but for the most part, I do OK. My big plan this year is to not get to June or July and have the same ‘can you believe the year is half over’ conversation I usually have with my friends. The only way for me to do that is to stay in a state of mindfulness and to stay in touch with the things I really, really need to do this year. January is for clearing the clutter: household, computer, brain and heart. February is for finances, March is for music and so on. That way, by the time my birthday rolls around at the half-way mark in July, I’ll have a solid six months of mindful missions under my belt. I’m planning for that to feel really good!


What’s your plan for 2014? Sound off in the comments and let me know!


For more information and inspiration on mindful living, start here at

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Word for the Year 2016: Pleasure

Word for the Year 2015: Elevate



  1. 7 January 2014 / 12:32 AM

    Loved this! I picked three power words: Consistency, Quality, and Integrity. I've posted the the words all over my home to remind me of my goals.

  2. 7 January 2014 / 12:38 AM

    Those are great!! I really like integrity! There is something to be said for living in integrity with your word and deed. Awesome choices!

  3. 7 January 2014 / 12:52 AM

    Right now my 2014 consist of moving, lolll. But outside of that focusing on romance and family 🙂

    • 7 January 2014 / 12:53 AM

      Ahhh romance. That sounds so yummy!!

    • 7 January 2014 / 1:04 AM

      I know! It's so easy to zone out and get distracted. Wish me luck!

  4. 7 January 2014 / 4:13 PM

    Great post if I had to pick one word it would be consistency. If I want to advance in my career I have to say consistant with my career goals. If I want to lose weight I have to stay consistant with my workout goals etc etc…

    • 8 January 2014 / 4:02 PM

      Consistency is a great choice!! Thanks for stopping by Twana!

  5. 7 January 2014 / 5:15 PM

    That's a great word, friend. I also love the idea of every month – a different goal needs to be accomplished.

    I picked my one word and that is MAKEOVER. Hop on over to my site and read the article "The MAKEOVER issue" to find out why.


    • 8 January 2014 / 4:03 PM

      Makeover huh? That could be very useful. I have a few areas that would definitely benefit from a makeover! LOL

    • 8 January 2014 / 4:10 PM

      It's tough but I've already found myself catching so many wandering moments. So evidently, even being mindful of the wish to be more mindful is helpful. Hahahaha!

  6. 18 January 2014 / 3:26 PM

    It took me a few weeks into the new year to figure it out, but my word for 2014 is trust. Trust that I'm taking the right actions and doing the right things to get where I want to be.

    • 18 January 2014 / 4:16 PM

      That's beautiful Stefanie. Trust and integrity has been coming up a lot for me too.

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