I’ve created an epic record of Phrase of the Yr concepts that will help you intuitively select the fitting phrase for 2020 to information and aid you reside your greatest life.
Selecting a Phrase of the Yr over the previous 6 years has been each a splendidly conscious exercise and helpful follow for reflecting.
It’s an opportunity to replicate on the place you wish to be within the coming yr, the kind of particular person you wish to be, the place your weaknesses are they want engaged on, and the way you wish to shift your mindset.
In contrast to New Year’s Resolutions, which are likely to have a go or fail mentality, having a Phrase of the Yr is the kinder approach to information you all year long forward.
I’ve written about how to choose a word of the year and why word of the year is better than New Year’s Resolutions on the weblog over time.
And I’ve devoted a whole podcast episode over on The Good Life Unravelled to speaking about my expertise with selecting a Phrase of the Yr.
WHAT IS A WORD OF THE YEAR?
Yearly, initially of every yr, I select a Phrase of the Yr as a substitute of New Yr’s Resolutions. The phrase that resonates with you probably the most is your phrase of the yr.
It will likely be your promise, your information, your mantra for the yr forward. It’s normally one thing you want extra of in your life proper now. Usually it’s one thing you have to broaden on. Or it would merely be the route you need for the following 12 months.
I discover the method of selecting a Phrase of the Yr to be extremely satisfying. It requires a fantastic degree of mindfulness and intention to deal with what issues to me.
I additionally discover that by selecting a phrase of the yr I keep a spotlight all year long when life does its factor and occasions get powerful.
Having a phrase of the yr is like having a theme for the yr as a substitute of New Yr’s Resolutions.
WHY WORD OF THE YEAR IS BETTER THAN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS?
In contrast to New Yr’s Decision which frequently have a type of ‘go or fail’ mentality to them, and most of the time simply set you up for failure, a phrase of the yr permits for flexibility. It permits for issues going incorrect, for occasions getting powerful, for dropping observe.
Utilizing a Phrase of the Yr as a substitute of a New Yr’s Decision is a kinder approach to develop. It’s a softer approach to develop. It’s a light information via the yr.
Choosing a Phrase of the Yr has given me the steerage and focus I want with out the choice to fail. And that may be a way more productive and environment friendly approach to develop.
A phrase of the yr is a good various to New Yr’s Resolutions.
MY PERSONAL PAST WORD OF THE YEAR
- 2020 – Thrive
- 2019 – Empower
- 2018 – Focus
- 2017 – Pleasure
- 2016 – Energy
- 2015 – Join
- 2014 – Abundance
DOES THE WORD OF THE YEAR PROCESS WORK?
Completely. I’ve been selecting a phrase of the yr for six years operating as a result of it truly makes a distinction. I see leads to my life. I do know that it might shift my mindset and assist me reside a life that takes me within the route I want it to.
For instance, the phrase I selected in 2014 was abundance.
For that yr I welcomed and inspired abundance into all areas my life. I appeared for abundance in love, work, cash, and alternatives. I saved abundance in thoughts as a lot as doable as I went via the decision-making technique of life.
The end result was that I lastly believed that I deserved extra. For the primary time in my life, I really let myself consider I used to be allowed to earn cash. I allowed myself to like with out concern. I sought out new alternatives and took new dangers. I began to develop my weblog and enterprise. I pushed myself out of my consolation zone and developed new expertise, rekindling previous ones. I embraced abundance in all areas of my life. My phrase of the yr labored!
HOW TO CHOOSE A WORD OF THE YEAR
Mirror on the previous yr and look ahead on the type of belongings you wish to obtain in all areas of your life.
Contemplate the components of your persona/mindset that you simply want to enhance upon.
Focus on the place you want to be in 12 months forward of now.
Acquire a listing of potential phrases that you simply like (make a listing or use the free downloadable workbook in my useful resource library that I’ve created for you.)
Cease on the phrase that you simply preserve repeating again to your self time and time once more. The phrase that sticks in your thoughts. The phrase that simply feels proper.
The phrase that resonates probably the most with you is your WORD OF THE YEAR.
Don’t fear or rush the method. It doesn’t matter if you finalise your phrase of the yr. Some folks discover theirs inside a day. Different occasions it takes days and even weeks. I’ve a good friend who picked their phrase of the yr a number of months into the yr. It’s the method that makes the distinction.
And as I mentioned earlier than, this can be a kinder means to consider the yr forward than setting new yr’s resolutions.
I NEED WORD OF THE YEAR IDEAS!
For those who want a little bit of assist in developing together with your values and selecting a phrase of the yr for 2020 I’ve put collectively tons of of phrases on the Phrase of the Yr Workbook. Hopefully, there are some phrases there to encourage you.
WHAT DO I DO NOW WITH MY CHOSEN WORD?
Upon getting chosen your phrase of the yr, treasure it. That is your information, your mantra, your promise to your self.
The subsequent step is to determine how one can deliver this phrase into your life. This all depends upon the kind of particular person you might be, and the way you already know your thoughts works.
I do know some folks love to do a inventive undertaking to rejoice their phrase of the yr. They may make a craft, DIY, or piece of artwork that centres round their phrase of the yr. Others would possibly write their phrase on a post-it word and stick it above their desk.
You would possibly like to write down your phrase on the entrance of your diary, journal, or pocket book. Possibly you’ll make it your screensaver in your pc or cellphone.
You would possibly wish to make the phrase look fairly and show it in a body someplace outstanding that you will note each day.
If you’re much less reliant on visuals, you would possibly repetition useful. That’s, as you’ll with a mantra, repeat the phrase to your self both out loud or in your thoughts each single day.
Possibly you’ll share your phrase of the yr with others for the sake of accountability.
Maybe you possibly can undergo this train with a good friend or liked one to empower each other.
The important thing factor is to maintain your phrase of the yr within the entrance of your thoughts as a lot as doable. Ultimately, that phrase will begin to change into a part of the whole lot you do. It is going to change into an integral a part of your mindset in all areas of your life.
And that’s the place the magic will occur. That’s when you will note these delicate shifts that make you and your life transfer in the way in which you hope for.
IT’S HARD TO STAY POSITIVE WHEN LIFE STUFF HAPPENS
I’ve been via a few of the hardest years of my life, and a few fairly dreadful circumstances, all while having a phrase of the yr.
Life stuff occurs. There’ll all the time be challenges, issues that trigger us stress, moments that catch us out.
The factor about New Yr’s Resolutions is that the second life stuff occurs and throws us off our path we really feel like we’ve failed and sometimes abandon the targets and resolutions.
However with a phrase of the yr you may nonetheless use it to steer you again on observe. You employ it to make higher selections. You employ it to floor you when issues are laborious, otherwise you really feel unhealthy about your self.
Selecting a phrase of the yr is extra concerning the journey, which is precisely the purpose of life. There’s no particular arrival in life, merely the journey.
ENJOY THE PROCESS
Bear in mind, the method of selecting a phrase of the yr is meant to be conscious, grounded, inspiring, and empowering. There is no such thing as a rush to choose the phrase. Be trustworthy and truthful with your self. Decide the phrase if you end up prepared, or when the phrase finds you. This can be a kinder course of that permits for expansive thought and reflection.
Once more, if you happen to’d like to make use of my free workbook to information you on selecting a phrase of the yr with an epic record of the phrase of the yr concepts you may obtain it free of charge utilizing the field beneath.
I hope that this new yr and new decade brings you a lot pleasure, mild, love, and good well being.
Have you ever ever picked a phrase of the yr? How did it go? Did you discover it helpful? What results did it have in your life?
Likewise, will this be your first time choosing a phrase of the yr? Let me know the way you discover the method. I’d love you hear from you if you happen to use to obtain and use my free workbook that will help you with selecting your phrase of the yr.
Completely satisfied 2020, and I hope the nice life unravels for you.
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