Word Of the Year: BALANCE


I love selecting a word for the year.  I try to embrace my word and make it part of my world each day. When things get tough I try to bring myself back to my word of the year.  Last year my word was SHINE. This year I selected another word and it's going to be a little more difficult for me to embrace it.  That word is BALANCE.

Most times I get so caught up in work or caught up in daily life and I start to feel completely out of balance.  This year I will try my best to be a more balanced person.

bal·ance
ˈbaləns/
noun
  1. 1.
    an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
    "slipping in the mud but keeping their balance"
    synonyms:stabilityequilibrium, steadiness, footing
    "I tripped and lost my balance"
  2. 2.
    a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
    "overseas investments can add balance to an investment portfolio"
    synonyms:fairness, justice, impartiality, evenhandedness, egalitarianism, equal opportunityMore
verb
  1. 1.
    keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
    "a mug that she balanced on her knee"
    synonyms:steadystabilizepoiselevel
    "she balanced the book on her head"
  2. 2.
    offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another.
    "the cost of obtaining such information needs to be balanced against its benefits"
    synonyms:weigh, weigh up, compareevaluateconsiderassessappraise,judge
    "you need to balance cost against benefit"


These are the things I would like to work on this year:
Before I act, I will try to listen.
Before I react, I will try to think.
Before I criticize, I will try to wait.
Before I quit, I will try.
I will try to forgive more.
I will celebrate myself more.
Give myself more quiet time.

I will keep a monthly journal and will share my journey with you.  I hope you come back and visit.

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