A lot of people have been talking about setting a word instead of resolutions for the new year. At first I didn't like the idea because it felt either too specific or too general, but the more I thought about it the more I liked the it, and my 2013 word slowly came to me: reflection. I have a strong tendency to just react, to do without thinking. I'm impulsive, which can be a strength, but I think 2013 is my year to step back and reflect.
This year I want to be more honest with myself.
I want to take more time to think before speaking, before judging.
I want to take stock of things as they are before choosing to act.
Have you chosen a word for this year? What is it?
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