Wednesday, January 16, 2013

My word of the year is DO

I'm not much of a participator. I usually shun "betterment" strategies. I don't make new year's resolutions. But this time I'm going to give in and get on the "word of the year" bandwagon. Why? Because I'm determined to  get things done this year, and I need a simple daily reminder.

I'm great at brainstorming and list making, but DOing something is a whole other story. Sometimes what holds me back is analysis paralysis, sometimes it's just laziness, and sometimes it's distractions that lead to procrastination.

Appropriately, my word of the year is DO.

Whether it's a task that takes a few minutes (like ordering a part when the faucet is leaking), or a project that will last days or weeks (like a furniture or room makeover), I'm going to try to get better about just doing it, rather than putting it off. I'll feel more accomplished, and may get some cool things completed in the process.

The reason I initially started writing this blog was to motivate myself to DO something, but I've been slacking off the past year. While I'll still have plenty of inspiration posts here on the blog, I plan to have more posts where I reveal a project I've completed, more like I did when I started out. And I know everybody loves a reveal!

Knowing you are out there will help keep me accountable when I slack off. Thank you for that!

Do you have a word of the year, a new year's resolution, or a plan to improve yourself in 2013? I'd love to hear what other people are trying to get better at this year!

What about tips? Any suggestions for becoming more of a do-er?



  1. Hollie, did you know according to Home Depot this is the year of "do-ing". Sounds like you are right on track! :)

  2. A word of advice!! Turn off the TV!!! We havn't had a tv in the house for over 3 months now, and have achieved so much :)

  3. I agree about the blog bringing an extra level of accountability. The trick to contentment may not be in the doing. It may be in the being OK with ourselves whether we do or do not. If it feels as if you've checked off everything on the list and there's an emptiness, chances are you value yourself for what you do rather than your talent and creativity and genuine heart. No one else values us for what we do unless they're paying us. I say this because I had a chance to see myself last year and was freed from my low self esteem. And now my list is good but not proof of my worth.
    Meanwhile, keep up all the great work and we will all be here waiting to see what you come up with.

  4. Love your blog, Hollie! My word(s) for the year were 'Just Do It' :) I can totally relate to everything you said! I always think it's amazing some of the things I put on my to-do list over and over and over, and once I finally get to it it's finished in no time! Good luck do-ing! :)


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