My Word for 2015: Intentional

Intentional

I know, you’re shocked to see a post from me. I’m a bit shocked, too. 😉 After taking a long and much needed break, I wanted to pop in here and share something with you that might inspire you to try the whole word-of-the-year thing. Normally we do a New Year’s Re-evaluation, but as I worked through that this time, I noticed a theme.

I want to be more intentional.

In each category, it all boiled down to being intentional with how I spend time, energy, money and thoughts. Even though I’m really not a go-with-the-crowd kind of girl, I’m jumping on the one-word bandwagon and adopting “Intentional” as my word for 2015.

What does that actually look like?

With food, it means following the new Frugal Real Foods Menu Plans for this year (check it out- totally affordable and we’ve already saved money on these delicious meals!). I want to feed my family healthier food, but I need to spend less. I’m being intentional on both fronts by following this plan.

For my health, I’m dealing with adrenal fatigue using rest, herbs, healthy foods and magnesium lotion. I have to limit my commitments and use my energy where it will matter the most.  I’m being intentional about all the decisions that affect my health and recovery.

For money, we’re following the meal plan (which means eating out less, which saves us a fortune!), we’re shutting down our tv service and we’re doing our best to keep our store, Real Traditions, stocked for a second income stream.

For parenting, I’m going to be going through several books on parenting and homeschooling. Reading about a topic inspires and energizes me to try new things or keep going with what’s working for us. Intentional parenting is so important and is so easy to let slide in the day to day craziness, isn’t it?

I still have several things to think through and make intentional decisions about, but I’m feeling good about this start and I can see the changes that this mindset will lead to in 2015.

What about you? Do you have a “one-word” for the year?

4 thoughts on “My Word for 2015: Intentional

  1. Lauri P says:

    My word is “AWARE”. Exactly like you, save money, feed my family healthy food, but cut costs by many dollars, do something with the ridiculous cell phone bill, even if it means getting rid of my cell phone!! The list kept growing as I put it together. I’m excited to save, save, save. For that I will need to be aware of everything coming in and going out of our budget!!

  2. Julee says:

    My word for this year is CONTENTMENT. I too am recovering from adrenal fatigue and learning to be content not only with what I have but with my physical limitations.

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