I don’t know how many of you have heard of One Word. I’ve known about it for a few years now, but I haven’t ever bothered to try to fine one word that could sum up my whole intentions for a year. Well, this year, my One Word came easily.
A direction. A center. A point of concentration. Directed attention.
Focus is the thing I want to bring to the areas of life where I want to achieve better things this year. With that in mind, I’ve made a mental list of those areas and ways to hone in on them. My health is easy: I need to get back on task with Weight Watchers and focusing on staying within my limitations. I need to refocus on making fitness and weight loss a priority.
Another big area I see is that I need to find focus for my writing. I’ve been telling myself for the past year or two that it didn’t matter what I was writing just so long as I was writing something. But this year, I want to break out of that mindset. It’s true that I have done a lot of writing, but all of it is incomplete. I need to focus not only on making writing a part of my daily life, but I need to focus on no more than one or two things at a time if I am ever going to finish any of them. I need to focus on finishing.
In gaming, I want to refocus my energy on my main outside of the standard “VP capping/stay abreast of major class changes and theorycrafting.” I want to focus on my skills as a mage and my own ability to react mentally and physically to mechanics, even if they are unexpected. This means I’ll be dipping my toes into more PVP, as it’s the best place I can think of to challenge myself with bettering my reflexes and thinking on my feet.
There are more personal areas to focus on as well. I want to give my social life more attention this year, whether it’s spending more time nurturing my long-distance relationships with old friends or time spent actively trying to forge new friendships with people who are local.
With anything I do, I would like to give it my full attention as I am doing it. I would like to take the time to do it well.
Do you have a One Word?