My Word for 2016

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I’m not sure who started the “Word for the Year” thing, but a friend/leader encouraged me to come up with a word for this year. I really thought about it and even prayed about it. I felt that I should go with the word “focus”.

I get so busy with so many different areas of my life that I really do need to purposely choose to focus. I’ve been guilty of starting one thing and seeing something else that needs to be done and starting that and then moving on to another thing and so on and so forth. At the end of the day I would feel tired and frustrated because I didn’t accomplish near as much as I’d hoped to.

One of the things I chose to do this year to help me focus more is I downloaded an app called “Wunderlist”. This app helps me keep a list of all that I need to do and what I have done.

The more I focus on following my to do lists, the more I seem to accomplish. When you start accomplishing things, it motivates you to do even more.

It’s amazing how choosing a word for this year has really helped me. I keep reminding myself to stay focused and it really works.

People have said they don’t know how I do all that I do. Being focused definitely helps.

Do you have a word for this year and if so, what is it? How has it helped you?



Published by thegingeroptimist

My name is Jan McIntyre, also known as The Ginger Optimist. I love Jesus, cooking, baking, making my own DIY products, photography, makeup, bargain shopping and encouraging others.

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