My Word for 2015


Yesterday I told you about my 2014 phrase and how by keeping it in mind all year long, I flexed my networking muscle. Recently my coach and I were discussing things I want to attend to in the new year. Rather than sharing a bunch of New Year’s Resolutions (I don’t make those) I told her three things I want to get rid of. Upon hearing them a word popped into her head and my 2015 word was born.


I told my coach I want to spend the year releasing three things that no longer serve me:

  • physical clutter around my house
  • extra pounds
  • a bit of anger toward a situation that occurred a few years ago (it’s time to let it go)

Since that conversation I’ve discovered a few more things I want to release:

  • Worrying about the work on my desk when a colleague pops into my office for a discussion. Except for dire deadline circumstances and chronic visitors, people trump paperwork.
  • My fear of returning to half marathons
  • My fear of completing a full marathon

I’m going to release gently. I’ve spent enough years being hard on myself (hmmm, might perfectionism be something else to release?) For example, to tackle the clutter, I’m using this website that has 365 daily, 15-minute assignments designed to declutter the entire house in one year. What a relief to know I don’t have to do it all in one day.

I’m sure my list of things to release will grow throughout the year as I become more intentional about discovering habits and behaviors that do not benefit me. I’m looking forward to seeing how things unfold.

What about you? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?Do you have goals you’ll be working on in the new year? Hit me in the comments section.

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