My One Word: Self
I don’t mean to say that I will be just thinking about myself, being selfish or anything like that, but I have discovered that you can spend your life and energy trying hard to make life perfect for everyone else around you, and that is not a bad thing to do, but you forget that you are just as important as the others, you can’t make that difference.
You end up functioning on a depleted battery, in danger of shutting off at key moments.
So, my word, self, is about making sure I take time out to look after myself too, be it a nail appointment, to watching a film that I want to, a weekly bubble bath (that NEVER happens) or a cup of tea with just my thoughts for company. It’s me making a choice to do the things that mean a lot to me, not sacrificing my loves for everyone else all the time.