Have you heard of this intentional practice of setting a personal ‘word of the year’ to live by? The concept is instead of setting a long list of resolutions, just choose ONE word. One meaningful word to focus on throughout the year that represents how you want to live and who you want to be.
I started coming up with a personal word for the year a few years back and found it’s a really great way for me to focus on my main intentions. Instead of checking off small goals, my ‘word’ represents my bigger vision – and it’s something I can actually remember!
In 2015, my word was Freedom. I held onto this word throughout the year, striving to make it my mantra and guidance. By the end, I didn’t exactly find financial freedom, but I did find a whole new way of living and thinking. I shed a whole heap of old beliefs and really felt as though I grew spiritually and soulfully. I learned that we are inately free, but are chained by our own limiting beliefs and fears. Now to trust…. and leap.
In 2016, my word was Expansion. I was committed to this ‘word’ for a good part of the first half of the year. I wanted something drastic to happen; to be in a completely different place at the end of the year. Again, my thoughts mainly revolved around abundance and money. This was a really great year for us! I certainly “expanded” my small way of thinking. I took risks, rebelled against work obligations and lived more carefree. Again, although I am technically in the same apartment and job, I have expanded mentally and spiritually.
For 2017, my word of the year is Energy. This is so important to me! I set so many goals and have so many great ideas, but am always hindered by low energy. With increased magnetic, healing and inspiring energy, I feel as if I can conquer anything! With this word as my leading mantra, I am committed to moving more, eating better and keeping my mind functioning well with more meditation.
If you haven’t already, I urge you to give this a try!
Please share – what is your word?