How to choose a powerful word for the year
Words and images can have great power to help remind you about the choices you make being aligned with what you want.
Even if you have picked a word before and then forgot about it, I encourage you to try it again.
I have some ideas about how to help you with that.
Choosing your word can be simple
Although, that doesn’t mean that you just pick something.
It is really worthwhile to close your eyes and think about your answers.
You can make lists, journal, and play with the idea to come up with a great word for you.
Here are a couple of key questions to ask yourself
What do you need?
How do you want to feel?
If you really take some time to answer those 2 simple questions, you may discover the word that resonates with you.
Ideas of powerful words
These words can act as idea starters to get you thinking.
The key is to find a word that makes you say, Yes!
Why I chose my word and what it means
The word I chose for this year is Spacious.
That may seem like an odd choice but it has a lot of meanings for me.
For me, spacious represents all these things:
Time and space between things, like working and appointments, etc.
Cleared spaces – have a cleared spaces to enjoy my creative work
Open, clear mind with room to think and enjoy being in the present moment
A sense of freedom to do more of what I want, with the luxury of feeling unhurried.
Last week, I suggested you come up with “one thing” that you will focus on that will be very satisfying.
My one thing is to limit my working hours to 12-15 hours a week. Mainly the limit will be on working on the computer.
I struggled in the past with working more hours than I wanted and feeling like it is never done. That is one of the downsides of working at home.
It goes along with my word of spacious.
How to keep your Powerful Word in mind
Writing down your word and putting it in a place where you see it every day is very helpful to keeping it top of mind.
You can make a few post it notes and place them around.
Fire up one of those fancy fonts on your computer and print it out as large as possible.
Draw or write your word with paints, markers, crayons, or collage.
What is your powerful word for this year?