I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

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" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Friday, January 15, 2021

My Theme for the Year 2021

 

 

 Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
 I want to mention that since Blogger changed to a new format for posting, if you can click on each picture if you care to enlarge it...... 
 
About 2 weeks ago, I revealed what My Word of the Year is for this New Year, 2021..... 

 
It is GRATITUDE
 
 

 Click HERE if you missed that post......

I also mentioned in that post that I was choosing a Theme for the Year too......

I read an interesting article titled "Set Your Theme for the Year Before You Set Your Goals"

Click HERE if you would also like to read it....

I do also have a few Goals for this year but alas, that will be a post for the future.....

So what is the difference between a Word and a Theme?????

This is how I define them for me.....

A Word of the Year is a single word that encapsulates what you need more of and what you want to focus on.....

And for 2021, my Word of the Year will be GRATITUDE.....

GRATITUDE is what I need to have more of and what I need to focus on.....

 

 So what is a Theme????

The definition of Theme is : a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition

I, personally, am looking at a Theme to be a subject of discussion and meditation.....

So for this year, I choose MINDFULNESS as my Theme of the Year.....

 

 What is the definition of MINDFULNESS......

 

mindfulness

A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations

 

 Mindfulness is a state of being when your body and mind are in the same place at the same time.

To me, I feel I need to be more MINDFUL of what I am doing and how long I am taking to do it.... 

It is almost 2 years since I stopped working and I still struggle with how I spend my Time.....


 "MINDFULNESS gives you Time".....

I find that I can get lost doing nonsense.....

Since I really do not have to be anywhere at any specific time, I tend to get distracted and go off course with what I want to do and what I actually get done......

 

 I have tried to work on my Time Management issues since I stopped working.....

 I find that by making a List of what I want to accomplish in a week and what I need to do every day keeps me on track......

Making lists helps me keep on track....

They keep me MINDFUL of how I am spending my Time......

 

 Also, I need to be more MINDFUL of my reactions in certain situations and be more MINDFUL of living in the present, not dwelling on the past and not thinking of the Future.....

I need to be more MINDFUL of the present day and making it the best day that I can.....


I think this is especially important to do during this Pandemic....

This is from an article by The Mayo Clinic on MINDFUL Exercises.....

 What are some examples of mindfulness exercises?

There are many simple ways to practice mindfulness. Some examples include:

  • Pay attention. It's hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world. Try to take the time to experience your environment with all of your senses — touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. For example, when you eat a favorite food, take the time to smell, taste and truly enjoy it.
  • Live in the moment. Try to intentionally bring an open, accepting and discerning attention to everything you do. Find joy in simple pleasures.
  • Accept yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend.
  • Focus on your breathing. When you have negative thoughts, try to sit down, take a deep breath and close your eyes. Focus on your breath as it moves in and out of your body. Sitting and breathing for even just a minute can help.

Click HERE to read the entire article.........

The Basics of Mindfulness
  • Observe. Mindfulness involves using your senses to focus on your surroundings. ...
  • Be clear. In addition to developing an awareness of your thoughts and feelings, it's important to attain clarity about yourself, your needs, goals and desires. ...
  • Accept. ...
  • Be non-judgmental. ...
  • Be attentive.


" Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us."
 
I think with everything that is going on in this world today, we all can be more MINDFUL......


Don't you?????

Have you chosen a Word or Theme of the Year?????

 I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

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6 comments:

  1. I haven't chosen a word or theme this year as this pandemic has made everything feel so negative. I think a list is such a great idea of keeping mindful and a track of things you are getting done. I am a great fan of a list.

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  2. Gratitude is a great word for 2020. I think we all need to feel grateful for where we are and what we have during this pandemic and all the unrest. I hope as 2020 progresses we find more peace and love and togetherness and less sickness and we can get rid of this virus as the vaccines are rolling out. Have a great weekend. xoxo

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  3. I haven't had time to choose a word yet. I might try to think about it tomorrow - before a word chooses me!!

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  4. Your word of the year and theme go together so well! I try to be mindful most of the time too.

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  5. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  6. Debbie, as Muslims, we too believe that our Lord asks us to be patient and to be grateful for what we are blessed with. If we all hone these two qualities, we could easily find contentment in our lives.
    Thank you for sharing your post with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Have a wonderful week
    Naush

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