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Tips for Choosing Your Word Of The Year

December 28, 2019

Many people have started to focus on choosing a word of the year instead of making New Year’s resolutions. This is a great way to place focus on an area that you’d like to build upon this New Year, without the pressure of trying to achieve some goal you might not achieve. Today I’m sharing some tips to help you determine what your word of the year will be.

How to Choose Your Word Of The Year

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Figured out what you could use more of in your life. Determine an area that you might want some self-growth in this year. Think about what is important to you. Reflection is the first step towards choosing your word of the year as it helps you look inward for something that will matter long term.


Sit down, take some deep breaths and visualize what a good day looks like to you. Feel that good day within your soul. Envision a day that is 100% positive and you feel completely whole. Knowing how your perfect day makes you feel helps you determine a word to focus on in the New Year.

Create Your List

Now that you’ve taken the time to reflect and visualize, it’s time to create your list of words. Without overthinking, write down some words that come to mind. It’s important to be in a relaxed state while writing down a list of options for your word of the year.

Review Your List

Now that you have your word of the year word list created, review it. Take a moment to visualize each word, see how each word will pertain to your New Year’s life. Circle the words that best resonate with you to help narrow down this list of words to a specific word of the year.

Make a Commitment

While reviewing your list of words, make sure you’re circling words that you’re committed to. Don’t just circle words that you’re interested in. Your word of the year must be something you can feel fully committed to so that you stick with this word in a positive light all year long.

At the end of the day, I know how difficult it can be to commit to just one word. Choosing your word of the year can often be as difficult as setting a New Year resolution. That’s why I wanted to show you some simple steps to follow when choosing your word of the year. Use my tips shared today to inspire you to find that one word for the New Year that will positively enhance your life.

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