Every year around this time, I get to read the "one word" that bloggers have chosen to focus on for the upcoming year, and it helps me to get to know my fellow book bloggers better. Sheila from BookJourney, who is a tour de force for blogger community involvement, is once again encouraging this fun and mindful posting.
When I look back on 2016, I realize it was a tough year for me physically and emotionally as I've had to deal with one health issue after another. It was non-stop. I have always preferred alternative therapies to traditional ones and this was reinforced after I tried a medication suggested by my doctor that gave me such bad side effects that I vowed never to go that route again.
So, although I've never participated in choosing "one word" for the year, I just couldn't stop thinking about it after I read Sheila's post. It was touching and inspiring. When I thought of what my one word would be "wellness" popped into my head and stayed there. Yes, I want to be well in 2017.
Wellness means more than being healthy. I want to be well mentally, spiritually and physically because that's what makes me whole. I have set in my mind what this means for me:
- eating well and drinking more water
- exercising regularly
- getting enough sleep
- reading my Bible daily
- being grateful
- focusing on the positive side of things
- taking two restful vacations a year