Get your free recipe guide → 10 Deliciously Healthy
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes For Everyday Life

Forget New Year’s Resolutions, You Need A Word Of The Year. Pick It Here…

Word Of The Year

I was first introduced to the Word Of The Year concept a few years ago when I attended the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. This is a really fun way to set your intentions and theme for the New Year, or any other life event for that matter.

I’m telling you that you don’t need resolutions because most people just make them up because society tells us that’s what we should do. If you have a really spectacular New Year’s Resolution that’s great! If not, don’t feel like you need to make one up just to fit in with the rest of the planet.

What you do need it an intention, a theme per se, for how you want your year to flow.

Picking a Word Of The Year is an excellent way to do this. You may just have one word that really sticks out to you for your 2013 theme, if that’s the case, just choose one. Or, you might have a grouping of words or set of themes that you want to intend – it’s totally up to you.

Here’s a fun and powerful exercise:

Choose anywhere from one to five words that really speak to how you want 2013 to look. Nouns, verbs, anything – just words that feel good to you. Don’t get caught up in the grammar. Then write these words on a pretty note card and stick it to your bathroom mirror or anywhere else you’ll see it everyday. Some other ideas are on your car’s sun visor, your office wall, or make them your computer desktop photo.

My words for 2013 are Aligned, Creative, Grateful, Of-Service, and Passionate.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Abundant
Aligned
Balanced
Bliss
Classic
Congruent
Consistent
Creative
Depth
Desire
Desire
Devout
Divine
Educated
Enlightened
Fit
Forgiving
Free
Free-Spirited
Game-Changing
Giving
Glowing
Gracious
Grateful
Gratitude
Happy
Healthy
Honest
Humbled
Journey
Joyful
Laser-Focused
Loving
Mindful
Of Service
Open
Passion
Peaceful
Radiant
Sassy
Savvy
Sexy
Sexy-smart
Soulful
Sparkle
Spiritual
Strong
Tenacious
Truth
Unstoppable
Vibrant
Wellness
Whole

This list is by no means all-inclusive, just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

I’d LOVE to know what your Word(s) of 2013 are – leave them here in the comments for me and other readers to see. Speaking them into the Universe is a beautiful way to get things flowing.

In light and love,

signature

Like this post?  Get your free recipe guide now:
10 Deliciously Healthy Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes For Everyday Life

Comments

  1. Yay! I love this! My words are going to be: whole, strong, classy, decisive & loyal.

  2. Loved this exercise so much that I had to Pin It. I blogged my word of the year, FLOURISH, here http://wp.me/pSlxV-Oj

  3. Ok, ready Elizabeth…here are my words:
    Aligned, Balanced, Creative, Educated, Glowing, Grateful, Healthy, Of Service on my Spiritual & Wellness Journey <3

  4. Ok, Elizabeth…here are my words:
    Aligned, Balanced, Creative, Educated, Glowing, Grateful, Healthy, Of Service on my Spiritual & Wellness Journey <3

  5. I have several! consistent, desire, fit, forgiving, free, grateful, healthy, happy, loving, peaceful, sexy, unstoppable, and whole!!!

  6. as usual, love the post.. great for the new year, and i am not a fan of resolutions either.. i picked my words and just put them on my screensaver.. happy new year! xo

  7. Success, stable, show stopper, head turner, passionate

    I didn’t read the suggested words because I wanted to be sure I came up with ones just for me.

  8. My montra or word that inspires me for many years is “believe”, for me it encompasses everything in my life. I have it tattooed on my wrist to remind me every day what I’m capable of and what I believe within myself. This word really resonates with who I am and what I can become.

  9. Love your suggestion.
    Balanced, Devout, Enlightened, Fovgiving, Grateful, Humbled, Of Service, and Spiritual!

  10. Loving, Humble, Joyous, and Whole 🙂

  11. Present!

  12. Present!

  13. What a great idea! Balanced, healthy, whole, consistent.. These are my words for 2013

  14. Michelle Pond says:

    Great post, Elizabeth. My words are jazzy, visual, verbal, adventurous, calm.

  15. Teresa Fellows says:

    Just found your blog via IIN as thinking of joining their nutrition course..which starts today! Would you recommend it – I would love to hear your thoughts – ? I have no prior nutrition training, but passionate about healthy living. My words are happy, balanced, open-minded, passionate, and forward thinking!

  16. My words are abundant, healthy, exciting, positive, and glowing! Thank you so much! This was a great exercise!!