1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional.
2. characterized by deliberation; careful or slow in deciding.
3. leisurely and steady in movement or action; slow and even; unhurried.
1. to think carefully or attentively; reflect.
I love words with multiple meanings and nuance and this year's word qualifies as one of those words.
I want to be a more deliberate person and I want to deliberate more about the things I do. I want my actions to be intentional and thoughtful and well-considered. While going with the flow is good and sometimes necessary, this year I want to make my actions count. I want to do things because I've given them careful consideration. I want my actions to be intentional, not governed by convenience or the path of least resistance.
So this year I will deliberate about what I do, how I spend my time, how I relate to my family and others and then my actions will be deliberate. I will do what I do because I meant to, not just because I happened to.