2013 New Year’s Resolutions, Goals or Words – Link Up…

Are you making New Year’s Resolutions or Goals or selecting one or more “Words” to focus on in 2013?

We want to hear them. If you published a post, add the url in the Linky List below. Otherwise, share in a comment. Then get inspired by browsing through others.

My “One Word” For 2013

As I shared last year, throughout most of my life, I never made “New Year’s Resolutions”. I’m not much of a “list” person in general, and the idea of a list of resolutions never appealed to me.

But after a few years of blogging and reading my friends’ New Years Goals, I decided to make my own list.

In 2009, I set a list of 5 goals or “resolutions”. As 2010 approached, I looked back at that list and decided to give myself a redo. And in 2011, I borrowed from Chris Brogan the idea of selecting Three Words to focus my intentions in the new year.

In 2012, I decided to focus on one word and I chose “Grow”.

This year, I am again selecting One Word to focus my intentions for the New Year.

My one word for 2013 is “Enjoy”.

Susan with Sophia and JuliaThe last several years of building my business while working at home have been wonderful but also tough. I’ve met many goals but also never followed through on others. While 2012 was a great year for me, the last few months I’ve let myself get down about the projects I haven’t yet completed.

So while in 2013 I am going to work hard to complete those tasks and embark on new projects, I want my overall intention to be to enjoy my life.

My beautiful girls will turn 6 and 8 years old in 2013 and I’m keenly aware of how my time with little girls who love to snuggle and cuddle will not go on forever.

I want to ENJOY my moments with my precious girls and ENJOY my work that allows me to be at home with them. I am blessed and I want to enjoy it.

Your Turn

What about you? Do you make New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? Do you select One Word? If you’re a blogger who published a post, add the url in the Linky List below. Otherwise, share in a comment.

Here’s to a Happy New Year in 2013!


Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. says

    I love the idea of using just one word as a focus…. just getting it narrowed down. I love setting goals with my kids too and shared our printable we’ll do this year together. My one word is going to be SIMPLIFY… to enjoy those simple moments with my girls too!

  2. says

    I like the idea of having a word describe your theme for the year. I love the New Year because of New Year resolutions! I set goals in these categories: God, Spouse, Children, Family & Friends, Others, Social, Emotional, Learning, Fitness, and Career & Business. In looking at those and trying to come up with one word…I can’t but maybe two words…peaceful progress. I want to have peace as I make progress in these areas. And I want to have peace knowing that I am making progress in these areas. I linked my “13 steps to failure-proof your New Year’s resolutions” to your Linky. I thought much about those and I think they will help me peacefully achieve & succeed. I hope they do the same for others.

    • says

      Ahhh… “Peaceful Progress”… That is brilliant. I’m going to try to think of that phrase as I try to conquer my outstanding projects.

      And thank you, I will check out those steps to failure-proof resolutions.

  3. says

    For the last few days, I’ve been thinking about my “Word” for 2013. Before I even read your post, I chose the word “Enjoy”. I swear, I’m not a copy cat. :)
    My kids are 2, 3 and I have another due in March. Life is busy and often it feels a little too chaotic but, like you….I know these days are going to pass too quickly. I hope to enjoy these sweet years with my little ones, a little more than I have been lately. they are so incredibly precious and they deserve a Mommy who thoroughly enjoys them!

  4. says

    I’ve been thinking about a word or two to remind me about my goals. “Whatever” keeps coming up for me though I’m not keen on how it sounds. I want to say that I’m not going to get pulled into other people’s drama. I’m thinking Compassion is a better one, though it’s different.

    Discipline and Dedication are 2 other words for me. I know I have some hard work ahead of me this year because of 2 of my goals. Discipline and Dedication will help me get there, along with Compassion for myself and others.

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