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What is Your Word For 2020?

Another year – and decade! – well lived and now a distant memory.  As we begin 2020, a new year and decade upon us, a renewed sense of hope and wonder takes over.  What will 2020 bring? But also, what will the next 10 years of our lives look like?

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I like to take some time during the first half of January to reflect on the past year. What did I accomplish in all aspects of my life including home life, career, relationships, health and wellness? What goals are left-over from 2019 that can carry on through 2020?

While I don’t like to make New Year’s Resolutions, I do like to set an intention for the upcoming year. While the intention doesn’t necessarily signal a written list of goals, creating a WORD for 2020 can help start the new year off on the right note. That word is a theme word to easily remind you of your intention throughout the year. Sure, a list of goals on a whiteboard or a creative vision board can also be helpful. But a single word can help keep you focused on your goals or overall state of being – your MANTRA.

What’s your word?

Choosing one word to sum up a theme for the upcoming year seems daunting! Is it possible to choose one word that encompasses all of the things you hope to be, do, and accomplish?

In 2014, my word was flourish – a time to see my business grow and expand. In 2015, I couldn’t choose one word so I opted for three theme words for the year. In 2016, my word was nurture; I felt that I had the foundation for my career, and new relationships formed, that it was time to nurture them. In 2017, my word was manifest; working to make my dreams materialize. In 2018, I chose three theme words as I couldn’t narrow down to one. in 2019, my word was pivot.

What is your word for 2020?

Do you have a theme word for 2020? Narrowing your goals for the year to just one word can be a challenge. But what would your word be?

My word is a simple one this year.

OPEN
(Adjective)

  • Not closed or fastened
  • Not concealed
  • Not yet settled or decided
  • Honest and frank
  • Receptive to ideas or opinions
  • Giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation
  • Approachable in demeanor
  • Able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances
  • Left to personal choice

I’ve done the work on my inner self over the course of the past two years. I’ve opened myself up to self-reflection, dissemination, analyzation, scrutiny, and criticism. Once you’ve taken a good, honest look at your deepest self, you’re able to recognize the negative, often subconscious thoughts that wear you down. Things you’ve held onto for so long that prevent you from being your best self. The negative things we tell ourselves that hold us back.

Some of us float through life making the same mistakes over and over again, and wonder “why does this keep happening?” Why don’t we listen to ourselves and learn from those mistakes, and make the necessary changes so they don’t happen again? Because we haven’t done the work. We haven’t taken a hard look at ourselves to understand where those negative patterns and thoughts and emotions are coming from because they’re too painful to face. But once we face them, analyze them, and accept them, then we can move forward. Until then, we’ll forever be stuck in that same negative pattern of self-destruction and self-loathing.

Once you have done the deep inner work, you can stop the negative patterns of self-ruin and re-wire your brain to be more positive, more self-loving and nurturing. I’ve accepted some things in my life and about myself, I’ve healed some wounds, I’ve embraced some characteristics, and I’m happy with the person I am today. With that inner work and acceptance comes self-love and a sense of openness.

I am open to my breath.

I am open to spiritual guidance.

I am open to my instincts.

I live with an open heart.

I am open to opportunities.

I am open to love and friendship.

I am open to change.

I am open to the universe.

 

What is your word for 2020?

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What is Your Word For 2019?

Another year written in the books! As we look to a fresh beginning in 2019, there is a sense of renewed energy, excitement, and hope. The first few days of January are always a time to reflect on the past year, and make plans for the new one ahead. Now is the time to regroup, refocus, and make new goals and plans.  

Making a list of goals early in the year makes it easier to crank the gears into motion, starting off the new year on a positive and productive note. What helps is creating a word for 2019, a theme word to help keep you focused on your goals, or overall state of being for the upcoming  year.

What’s your word?

A recent trend is giving the new year a theme word which will represent your focus in all aspects of your life. The idea of choosing one year to sum up a theme seems both daunting and exciting at the same time. Is it possible to choose one word that encompass all of the things you hope to be, do, and accomplish in a full year?

In 2014, my word was flourish – a time to see my business grow and expand. In 2015, I couldn’t choose one word so I opted for three theme words for the year. In 2016, my word was nurture; I felt that I had the foundation for my career, and new relationships formed, that it was time to nurture them. In 2017, my word was manifest; working to make my dreams materialize. Last year, I chose three theme words as I couldn’t narrow down to one.

What is your word for 2019?

Do you have a theme word for 2019? Narrowing your goals for the year to just one word can be a challenge. But what would your word be?

My word for 2019 is PIVOT.

pivot

1a shaft or pin on which something turns

2aa person, thing, or factor having a major or central role, function, or effect

ba key player or position

Why did I choose pivot as my word for 2019?

This past year was a rollercoaster of events and emotions. In retrospect, I learned many lessons this year, some of which were painful but necessary. Forced to look at things more intensely and analytically, while making my health and mental well-being top priority. A good chunk of the time was spent engaging in introspection; looking inward, and tuning into my feelings, triggers, strengths, and weaknesses; and putting in the work for self-growth.

This year was about letting go of the ego, listening to my inner voice, trusting in that voice, and finding the answers from within. Remembering and surrendering to who I inherently am in the deepest sense.

PIVOT for me means being grounded like the shaft or pin on which something turns, but being able to turn smoothly and efficiently in whichever direction I need to go. It means I have the foundation I need to grow and allowing myself to be open and flexible to opportunities (and challenges) that come my way. Pivot also means a person (or thing) being a key player in a major role, which is what I’d like to encompass as I move forward in my career.

This year, I continue to wish to have clarity and purpose in all that I say and do, and be clear with my intentions and goals. I wish to spend more time doing what is most important to me, and letting go of things that don’t serve me; allowing myself to let go of the people and things that cause unhappiness and stress. I also wish to continue to be gentle with myself, and while working towards my goals are a priority, being able to honour my mind, body and soul and take time for self-care.

With clarity and confidence, I feel I’m ready turn the page, and enter 2019 with openness, acceptance and light.

What is your word for 2019?

What is your Word for 2019

What is Your Word for 2018?

Well, that’s a wrap! Another year in the books. The Christmas break was an opportunity to take a break from writing, unplug from social media, and spend time with my family.

And now, a new year is upon us! This is the time to regroup, refocus and being planning for the new year. With each and every new year comes a new chance to begin anew, to create new opportunities, and set new goals.

Making a list of goals early in the year makes it easier to crank the gears into motion, starting off the new year on a positive and productive note.

What’s your word?

A recent trend is giving the new year a theme word which will represent your focus in all aspects of your life. The idea of choosing one year to sum up a theme seems both daunting and thrilling at the same time. How can one word encompass all of the things you hope to be, do, and accomplish in a full year?

In 2014, my word was flourish – a time to see my business grow and expand. In 2015, I couldn’t choose one word so I opted for three theme words for the year. In 2016, my word was nurture; I felt that I had the foundation for my career, and new relationships formed, that it was time to nurture them. In 2017, my word was manifest; working to make my dreams materialize.

What is your word for 2018?

What is Your Word for 2018?

Do you have a theme word for 2018? Narrowing your goals for the year to just one word can be a challenge. But what would your word be?

This year again I chose three words; I wish to have clarity and purpose in all that I do, and be clear with my intentions and goals. Making a list of what is important, and what can be let go of, can help to see things more clearly. After all, our ultimate goal in life is to be happy, no? The key is to do more of what you enjoy and you will continually clarify what it is that you want to do, be and have in life. It’s also crucial to let go of what doesn’t work for you anymore, what makes you unhappy, and people/things/obligations that cause you stress and negativity.

I also plan to use courage to speak from my mind and heart. My goal is to be even more truthful and open with courage and clarity in dealing with other people, and with myself too.

Celebration is my third word; this year, my book is scheduled to be published, finally! It’s been a labour of love so to see this project so dear to my heart come to fruition is a reason is a dream come true.  I plan to celebrate my accomplishment this year by being open to opportunity, laughter and love as well as being gentler on myself too.

Clarity
Courage
Celebration

What is your word for 2018?