Simplify is the #FiveMinuteFriday word for this week. It goes right along with my new #oneword for 2018, which I will talk about in a minute. This will be my 5th year for choosing one word as a focus point. Enjoy, intentional and open were my first three words. My last year’s word was wait, and I have learned a bit about having more patience and waiting for God’s timing.
But some things I wait for, because I’m not putting forth enough effort to accomplish them.
My house has been cluttered for too long. Instead of working diligently on it, I have put things off preferring to do other things.
I need to simplify. This is where my new word comes in.
I’ve included some of my art journal pages to help convey the mood of my new word. Hope you enjoy them!
My One Word for 2018
This year I found the word, hygge, or rather it found me. If you didn’t know, it’s a Danish word that doesn’t really have just a one word translation. It carries connotations of coziness, warmth, hospitality, comfort and so on. HERE is an article that tells more about the meaning.
I love the thought of making my house more cozy and welcoming, because I love having people over.
To reach a stage of hygge I will need to eliminate more of the clutter. Just thinking about lighting candles, cozy wood fires, comfort food, relaxing with family and friends – all of it makes me feel so much more content and relaxed.
To simplify my life mentally, physically, emotionally can all lead to hygge. Making that word my focus will help me to have more incentive. I want to get rid of the clutter and make my home a cozy, welcoming haven.
Now as the year progresses, we’ll see how close I get to the goal.