Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve been busy with work and writing this week. I’ve started another WIP and I’m enjoying this one too. It’s the first month of the new year and I’m looking forward for 2022. The air crackles with excitement because I feel some changes are coming. I’m thinking they’ll be some good changes. My fingers are crossed, and time will tell.
But enough about that. Today, I want to talk about my one little word. At the beginning of the new year, I choose a word that resonates with me. Last year, I chose Persevere. I wanted to persevere in my writing journey, and I’ve done that I’ve finished two of my stories this last year and I’ve started a third this month.
So, my word for this year is “Resilience.”
Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficulties quickly.
Over the past couple of years, everyone’s had to become more resilient because of the pandemic. With the threat of potential illness, the shortage of workers, and shortages in the grocery store, we’ve all had to make adjustments in our lives. Some of us have had to start working from home and dealing with technological issues that we otherwise wouldn’t have had to deal with.
Learning to make these adjustments, builds resilience. Right now, we need to strengthen our resilience muscle more than ever. Especially in a competitive publishing market where things are changing also, but they’re changing in a good way. Because of Covid, readership has increased by 21%. That’s huge, and what’s nice about that is the biggest portion of that readership is the target market for my latest story. So, things are looking up. 😊
These are the reasons I chose resilience as my word for 2022. I feel if I strengthen my resilience, I’ll get to the finish line. But how do we strengthen our resilience? How do we toughen up?
Recently, I went through kind of a bootcamp on strengthening resilience for work and I’m applying the concepts in other areas of my life. This is what I’ve learned.
- Face your fears. Feel the fear and do it any way.
- Use Positive Affirmations
- Change your negative self-talk to positive self-talk
- Don’t beat yourself up when something doesn’t go as planned. Learn from it.
- Change the script. When something bad happens don’t relive it over and over. Change the script so you learn from the experience.
These five steps will help you build resilience. I know easier said than done, but it will be worth it. Trust me. How about you? Do you have a Word for 2022? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!
15 thoughts on “My One Little Word”
I don’t have a word myself, but I love your choice!
Thank you! It really resonated with me, too! Thanks for stopping by!
Love your choice of words for 2022! I’m picking ‘Trust’. Seems appropriate after the last two years. Wink. Cheers and resilient on, Lisa!
Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! I like your word, too. We need to trust that things will work out for the best, and let go of the fear and anxiety when we’re stepping into the unknown. I hope all is well with you!
That’s an excellent word for 2022!
Thanks, Lydia! I thought so, too!
Thanks for sharing these tips. I think of all, positive affirmations definitely helps.
I think so, too, Arv!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy to read your posts, Lisa
I still don’t have a word, other than maybe “no.” I am always signing up and signing on for things–saying “yes” even when I don’t have the time–I think maybe I should concentrate on what I need to do. And stop directing my energy in a million different places and doing a haphazard job everywhere. Not exactly the kind of word I’m used to focusing on for the year, but maybe it’ll help?
I think it will. I used to have that problem too, but then when I ask myself if saying yes will get me closer to my goals, and if that answer was no, then I could say no without any guilt. I always used to feel I was letting someone down, but I’m getting better at setting those boundaries so I have time to write and take care of my kids. I’ve got so many ideas swimming around in my head. lol. 🙂
Yes, too many ideas to squander our time. Totally agree!
Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca and sharing your thoughts. ❤