How to pick a word of the year

I am excited to show you how to pick a word of the year!  What is a word of the year and how can it help you?  If you haven’t heard of a word of the year, let me give you some more info… A word of the year is a big picture look at what you want your year to look at. Your word of the year should be something that encompasses your focus. It is different than your typical “New Year’s Resolutions”.

How having a word of the year can help:

  • While resolutions are tasks or things to check off, a word of the year gives you a framework on decision making. If your word of the year is joy, when you are getting ready to commit to something or make a decision- ask yourself, will this decision support a joyful person? It gives you a pause, time to think about what is important to you and what actions will help get you there.
  • A word of the year is like a mantra- it is something to keep at the front of your mind to help remind you of what is important
  • Having a word of the year gives you focus

Ready to pick a word of the year- Now what?

Give yourself some quiet space, grab a pen and paper or your journal and start asking yourself some questions:

What is something that you need in your life?

How do you want to feel?

Need some inspiration? Use my new printable for some ideas on words to use!


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****My posts are not to be taken as medical advice. Anything I talk about regarding fitness and nutrition, or any other lifestyle changes comes from my own personal experience or my individual client’s experiences, please consult with your personal medical provider or professional for your specific needs.

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