Do you do New 12 months’s resolutions? Or one, two, or three theme phrases to your upcoming 12 months? I appear to do a combination relying how I’m feeling every January.
For 2021, a single phrase felt proper and it got here to me shortly. It’s -ish. It’s easy however so full of which means for me.
As in, I’m not going to carry myself to any specific excessive requirements (which regularly method demoralizing perfectionism, particularly with all of the challenges in the world proper now). I’m not even going to wish issues to be “simply so.” I’m positively going to cease my traditional tendencies to go above-and-beyond (particularly for individuals who actually shouldn’t be getting that stage of effort out of me in the first place).
Nope, I’m going to be good with -ish. Shut sufficient. Sort of. Extra obscure, much less exact. Simply -ish. For instance, I’m taking part in Dry-ish January.
I found that it’s additionally the title of an ideal little e book for youths about not stifling your personal creativity. Good classes right here for you communications folx too!
Now, of course, ish means one thing else too. If you happen to’re unaware, it’s the clear substitute in lyrics and social media posts for shit. And that phrase, as the household lore goes, was additionally my first phrase as a child, so it matches.
I do have a second phrase offered to me by way of my church. Throughout her Epiphany service, simply as the Magi adopted the Star to seek out the Christ Little one, our pastor requested us to spin a wheel of phrases on-line to seek out our personal private Star Word to information us via 2021.
Mine is “look at.” At first, I hated it and instructed my child, who spun it on her telephone for all of us in the household, to get me one other one. However then I returned to -ish, and determined to maintain it. So whereas on the floor it looks like an odd-ball combo, it really works: I’m inspecting the issues I do and really feel to see the place I can get rid of the ish in my life by approaching it with a extra -ish angle.
I’d love to listen to the tales of your phrases or resolutions if you wish to share!