For the past few years I’ve had a word for the year. It works for me as it gives me focus. I have literally done stuff because of my word of the year. One year it was courage. That made me push boundaries and do things I felt I would never be ready for. My word was courage so I took it on. This year it was realize. I wanted a word that worked with how I wanted my year to play out. I wanted to realize a few things. Projects. Ideas. Myself.
So now to tackle my word for the coming year. How I find my word for the year (or maybe you want a new word each quarter – all good) is I ask myself what do I want to finish / start / explore? How do I want to feel? Couragous? Balanced? Calm? What word would resonate and challenge me to be that word. What do I need in the following year? Acceptance? Self-care?
In the past I have come up with a word I felt encapsulated what I wanted/needed the coming year, but it didn’t resonate with me. So I looked up other words with that same meaning. So try that – you might be suprised at the words that come up. Try writing down words you want to feel. Maybe joyful, adventurous, curious or strong. Are there projects you want to start or finish? What word would motivate you forward on your dreams? For me it was courage and realize.
I’ll update you on my word. Until then look around, journal, meditate, explore nature and be open to possibilities. Maybe your word is hovering and just waiting for the right opportunity to show itself! What is calling you right now?
You can always start now!