Create: 1. To cause to exist; bring into being. 2. To give rise to; produce. 3. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort.
Like many of you, I love the feeling of a fresh start that the new year holds. It’s the perfect time to file away what didnâ€™t go so well while pushing forward with the promise of a clean slate. At the same time, Iâ€™m not a fan of big, blown-out plans and bucket lists. I like to keep it simple â€” the idea of having one word I can hold close feels refreshing because itâ€™s much more manageable on a daily basis.
I did some soul searching a few weeks ago and my word for 2015 is create.
The goal: Remind myself daily to consume less and create more.
The backstory: Itâ€™s too easy to fall into the trap of consuming more and more content. On a daily basis, I find myself continuously checking Instagram feeds, stopping by blogs and scrolling through Pinterest and while these are fine in tiny doses, all that time I spend consuming adds up â€” it could instead be focused on creating.
When I think about feeling productive and satisfied, it really comes down to creating content that helps my clients and audience achieve their goals. In the new year, Iâ€™ll be making some shifts to create more which Iâ€™ll talk about in more detail soon.
For now, I want to hear: what is your word for the new year?
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