The Fluff Report: January 2016

January 11, 2016

One Word for 2016!

We've survived the first week of the New Year and getting back to work, school and the busy lives we all lead. Did you make resolutions for 2016? Have you abandoned them already? Over the years I've gone from written lists, to mental agendas to boycotting resolutions all together. Do people succeed in committing to their yearly goals? Out of curiosity, I had to Google the top 10 resolutions for 2015: 

RankTop 10 New Years resolutions for 2015
Lose Weight
Getting Organized
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Quit Smoking
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family

Fall in Love? Really?! Can you put that on a list  and just make it happen? It wasn't a surprise when I found out that only 8% of people actually stick to their resolutions. Back in December I was enjoying a relaxing visit to The Woodhouse Spa and as I was waiting for my treatment (which was amazing btw), I spotted a cute little book on the table. "One Word That Will Change Your Life" Catchy title. I couldn't wait to find out what that one word was. The premise was to focus on one word that can become your mantra for the year. Rather than making a list of action items that most often get forgotten by January 15th, choose a word to represent what you will concentrate on in the upcoming year. I LOVED this idea. It's incredibly tangible. Plus I thought it would be an easy concept for the boys to grasp and participate in. Each family member picked their personal word to own in 2016. After much thought, the word I chose for myself was FOCUS. When I started this blog, often times people asked how I could keep up with work, kids, family life and have time for blogging! It was a valid question and one I didn't have a good answer for other than "I have a lot of energy!" But since starting the blog, I've gone from blogging, to dreaming of opening an organic/natural skincare store, to wanting to get a degree in nutrition, to thinking of becoming a beauty supplement rep and the list goes on and on....Have a business you want to start? Talk to me about it and then I'll try and join you! My husband, bless his heart, just rolls his eyes and tries to bring me back to reality! While it's good to be a dreamer, I'm also realistic in thinking that my thoughts and dreams are just a little too all over the place. I have a great career, wonderful husband and family and tons of friends. Why not focus on the wonderful aspects of my life that I already have? This awareness led me to hunker down with my word and get busy! I plan on picking a task and actually sticking to it. As from beginning to end. What a concept! 

First up-studying for my American board of Optometry board exam on January 28th. And you know what? When I found myself looking up the new arrivals on Athleta's website, I re-envisioned my word, closed the laptop and went back to reading about contact lenses. So it's working. Want to give it a try? Find the book HERE on Amazon.  


If you decide to do this-share your word with me. I'd love to hear it!