Saturday, January 15, 2022

Why Choose a Word for the Year?

tips to select a word for the year

Selecting a word of the year can help us consciously and subconsciously set the tone to create more of what we want and less of what we don’t want in our daily lives. 

I notice when I take time to reflect about the progress I've made in the previous year, what is currently working well, and things I want to explore in the New Year, inner guidance helps me identify aspects of my being that need attention.

Then I ask myself these questions: 

What word resonates with me? What word makes me feel excited, supported, and motivated to update or change something about me that no longer serve me well? 

I say each word I come up with aloud, and try it on without over-analyzing it. 

Then I ask myself... Are you just interested in considering this word to be your mantra or committed to doing whatever it takes to draw more of it into your life?

I put those words I feel passionate about on a short list. 

Then I trust my gut/intuition to pick one or sometimes two words to help me prosper in the coming months. 

If you don’t have your word of the year yet, try to think of a word that most closely symbolizes what you absolutely yearn to increase or dismiss this year. 

Ta-da. Now on to my word for the Year and the ways I want to use it!


tips to select a word for the year

CON-NECT (verb):  to bring together or into contact so that a real link is established.

I intend to use "connect" as my theme for this year, as I follow my heart and focus on the people, places, and things that are important to me. I'll intone this word as I do.  

Connect to the present moment

Connect to the Source

Connect to mind, body, and spirit to improve well-being

Connect to reducing carbon footprint

Connect to friends and family

Connect to those I have yet to meet

Connect to possibilities

Connect to new interests

Connect to new insights

Connect to lovingkindness

Connect to gratitude

Connect to creativity and imagination

Connect to a flexible mindset

Connect to and work for world sustainability

Connect to giving back

Connect to patience and love

Connect to peace and serenity

Connect to stillness

Connect to joy

Tips and ideas for creating fun and joy

Connect to colors ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’Ÿ

No matter what word you pick now, if it's not useful to you down the line, you're free to choose another. 

Have you chosen a word for the year and what is it? Please share in the comments section below.

How is your word working for you so far this year or why did you pick it?

Did this post help you decide on a word for the year? Please explain in the comments section below. 

Have you chosen a word for the year in the past? Please share about that as well.

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  1. I hate to say it but my word is "money." I have pretty much depleted my savings for my upcoming move--I just want enough money to come my way to replace that "fundage."

    1. Thanks Nan for your word. I'm sending thoughts about abundance and fresh, positive energy to you.

  2. this is nice, mine is manifestatio

    1. Do you mean manifestatio or manifestation? Please let me know Jeannie.

  3. Connect is a great word for the year. This past year or two has wreaked havoc on my relationships.

    1. Thanks Adrian and think I hear you about your relationships. Do you plan to devote time to yours in 2022?

  4. I lived with PERSEVERE in 2021, and loved learning everything it had to teach me. For 2022, the word is REST.

    1. I appreciate your words Michele and just love how each of us can select a word that will help us to improve the quality of our daily lives. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have never used a word for the year but I'll give it some thought. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Let me know if you choose a word and have a beautiful Sunday Carol.

  6. You answered my question! I had one, but didn't know why. Mine is 'faith'. Thanks for sharing this. X

    1. Thanks for your comment, word for the year, and visit. Have a wonderful day.

  7. My word for the new year is HOPE. I know that looking ahead to this year with the hope that good things will come to pass, will brighten my outlook and increase my serenity.

    1. Thanks Beth for sharing your word with us. Have a peaceful day.

  8. Nancy,
    I really enjoyed this post. The idea of so inspirational and such a good idea. I love how you guided us with examples too. I'm going to do it..thanks

    1. Thanks for your comment and visit. When you pick a word, I'd love to know what it is. Happy Sunday and be well.