At the beginning of every year, I love love love dreaming big, setting goals and listing things I’d like to achieve.
But at the start of 2014, I stumbled across something different and it felt really good. A new way to set yourself up for the year.
Pick a word.
One word for the year.
One word to focus on everyday. One word to sum up how you want to feel, how you want to act and who you want to be. One word to inspire you and guide the way you move through your year.
Last year when I set the intention to pick one guiding word, the one that popped up for me was EMPOWER.
I wrote it down and thought about it often. As I reflect back on that year, it really was a year full of lots of growth, empowering myself and stepping back into my power. As well giving my energy into empowering others.
As I sat and thought: What is my word this year? A few words flew around. ‘Connection. Purpose. Trust.’
But none felt right except this one:
At first I thought, well this is too generic. Ha! But I just can’t get away from it. It’s the word.
I will be sticking the image* above onto my 2015 vision board and in a few other places around my house. I’m looking to a year full of juicy, supportive, belief.
How to pick your word:
+ Grab a pen and paper. Start jotting down words that you would like to be led with this year. What will make you feel good?
+ Look through the list. What stands out to you? What feels right?
(If it doesn’t come up straight away don’t worry. Sit with it. Don’t think about it too hard. It might become clear in a couple of days time.)
+ Once you have your word, be sure to write it down or print out a beautiful image of it. Place it next to your computer, on your bathroom mirror, on your vision board, or anywhere else you will see it regularly.
Do you have your word? Share it in the comments below and let’s inspire each other.
*The beautiful image above was created by a talented artist I am so fond of, Jo Klimer. A generous offer to create guiding words for anyone who commented their word for the year on this blog post. I love her work.