If you haven’t chosen a “Word of the Year” yet, then you need one asap!
I was first introduced to the Word of the Year concept back in 2012 when I became a health coach. This is a really fun way to set your intentions and theme for the New Year, or any other life event for that matter.
Instead of a rigid New Year’s Resolution, a Word of the Year is your constant—yet gentle—reminder to focus on creating positive change. Use your Word of the Year to help guide your decisions and continue moving towards what you want.
The first step to manifesting anything you desire is awareness and intention. A Word of the Year will set you in the right direction by bringing more awareness to your intentions.
Your Word of the Year sets 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 2019 theme, if that’s the case, just choose one. Or, you might have a group of words or set of themes that you want to set as your intention—it’s totally up to you.
How to choose your Word of the Year:
Choose one to five words that really speak to how you want your year to feel. Nouns, verbs, anything works—just words that feel good to you. Don’t get caught up in the grammar. Review them all together, then narrow it down to one that you know in your heart you need more of.
Then write your word 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 it your computer desktop or phone wallpaper.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
This list is by no means all-inclusive, just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
My word for 2019 is Confident.
My initial list of words was expansive, open, aligned, joy, grateful and confident. While I of course want more of all of these things—when I looked at my year ahead I knew that the area of most fear is the release of my forthcoming book (coming August 2019!). The cover, title and summary will be released shortly. I’ve always felt confident as a blogger, but a book with a major publisher is a totally different level. The ideation phase and writing process stretched me more than I could have imagined, which in the end was the biggest gift of 2018 because I know the final product will help so many people. With a book like this, there’s more exposure, more scrutiny, and of course more people to help and connect with. Instead of fear, I’m choosing confidence. I can’t wait to share it with you!
I’d LOVE to know what your word of the year is and why you chose it. Leave it here in the comments to share it with our community. Speaking it into the Universe is a beautiful way to get things flowing.
Happy New Year!