This year, I'm working on three different art journals: one that focuses on my one little word for the year (health); one that focuses on my intention (to be fabulous and fifty); and one that focuses on a list of traditional resolutions. I am inviting blog readers to play along in an art journal, tag book, blog posts, photographs or whatever form works for them. You can read more about the project in this post.
In my art journal which focuses on health, I wrote down twelve areas on which to focus, and I revisit them each month. I am doing really well on starting a healthy eating plan. I joined weight watchers online, and I have lost ten pounds. I feel much better and my work wardrobe has doubled, as I know fit in more of my clothes. This month, I also started to move and exercise more. I haven't yet joined a gym or started weight training, but that will come. I'm doing a lot for my mental health, by letting go of a lot of unnecessary stress of child rearing and work. Starting next month, I really need to start on the medical areas: going to the dentist, finding a doctor I like, getting up to date on routine medical tests, etc.
The art journal page up top is about doing yoga. . . something I try to do two to three times a week (the other days of the week I try to do something more aerobic). I love how yoga makes both my mind and body feel. In doing a yoga tape recently, the instructor said "If you let go of everything you don't need, what do you have left . . ." and this had a very profound effect on me. It really helped me to let go of so many petty, negative things and face the day in a lighter, positive way. I also found a great post at the Beauty of Different post, which contained the thought, "all we have are our bodies and our breath." The post, which you can find here, is really inspiring. Be sure to check out the other posts she has linked to get the full story. I'm curious as to whether any of you practice yoga and what you think of it.
And, of course, I'm very curious about how you are doing on your One Little Word projects for 2011. Please leave links in the comments section.