word of the year

What’s Your Word?

The New Year is upon us and I find my mind filling with plans and dreams and thinking about my word of the year. I know that January 1st, 2014 is just another day. It means nothing but changing a calendar and the last number when you’re writing down the date. But to me, I see possibilities that I don’t see on the other days. It feels new, even if it’s all in my head. It gives me courage to feel like I can change. Maybe it’s that way for you too.

I like to pick a word to embody what I want to do/feel/be for the year. New Year’s Resolutions are all well and good but I usually just forget them within a few weeks, there’s already a lot for my brain to remember on a daily basis. A word, however, I can remember one little word, and try to apply it where and when I can.

My word for 2014 is “Strength”.

I realized after it chose me that all three years so far have started with ‘s’. Surrender, Shine, and now Strength. It’s really hard to see myself as a strong person. I have my moments when I look at my past and how far I’ve come and the thought creeps up that yes, I am strong, and then there are other times when I don’t feel very strong in the here-and-now.

What’s your word?

Up above I made a word collage of some words that might jump out at you if your word hasn’t discovered you yet. In the Self Love Planner I leave a place for you to also pick a word of the month. A theme for you to explore. Putting your focus on a positive word can help you get your stuff together. Believe me, I know.

If you are having trouble knowing what your word is, here are a few suggestions.

Close your eyes and ask yourself what you need.

What do you need in 2014? What comes to you? Is there a word that resonates inside of you that you just feel is right for you? If there’s a goal that you want to reach, what quality will help you get there? Perseverance? Support? Passion? What things will get you to where you want to go?

Seek what you need. What’s your word of the year?