A Mothers Ramblings: Being Proactive

Monday, 4 January 2016

Being Proactive

My word of the year for 2016 is Proactive.

I want to be someone who doesn't procrastinate as much as I do, but someone who takes charge of her life and deals with situations head on.

Me being proactive. Well, sort of I was taking a Selfie!

I don't want the dishes to sit on the side for days.

I don't want the bins to not be emptied for weeks.

I don't want to be dealing with paperwork months after it arrived.


I don't want to procrastinate any longer.


I want to be the best me and I think that my word for the year will help me on to the right path.


I spoke to Daddy about it. I explained how I came up with the idea, how I'd thought about it for a few days and tried on different words for size. We talked about a few words, and their different meanings and how they would relate to how I wanted to be.

In the end he agreed that Proactive was the right word for me for this year.

The right word for me.


It's funny, how can one word be a catalyst for change in so many areas of my life? How can one word help remind me that I don't want to be someone scrabbling around dealing with the pieces after they have fallen?

How can one word change the habits of a lifetime?

I don't know if it can, if I'm honest. I do think however that the word (if displayed in places of prominence around my home and my life) can help remind me that this is what I want. That the changes I want to make are coming from me and that my friends, is hopefully going to be the key.

Proactive - a bit of colouring in whilst watching the TV

Do you have a word for the year? What is it and how did you decide on it?