...this could change everything...
What’s all the buzz about a ‘word of the year’? Why the hell is it such a big deal?
Depending on what word you choose it can do a lot for your focus, daily motivation, and mental well-being. For those who don’t do well with New Year's resolutions, a word of the year can be a powerful tool.
Words are empowering, motivational reminders, and a tool for those who need help focusing. (ADD/ADHD anyone?)
You might just know your word. When you see or hear a word that lights a fire inside you that can’t be squelched by anything or anyone, you just struck gold. That’s your word of the year!
But if that’s not the case for you, and your intuition is being a silent bitch, keep reading.
THAT’S A BIG ‘NO NO’
You should never select a word that makes you feel like shit, or your less than or you’re lacking as a woman.
Stay away from words that make you feel like you’re not good enough and that there’s something you need to strive or work hard really for.
For some the word 'peace' feels good, while others would rather choose something that makes them want to get up and kick some ass.There’s no right, wrong, or perfect word...
Speaking of perfect, fuck it. Don’t be afraid to pick the wrong word. There’s no such thing as perfect.
If you have a tendency of wanting to do things right the first time, please let that go (and consider the word 'imperfect' for your word of the year).
You might consider choosing the word 'courage' or 'risk taker' if you have a tendency of being paralyzed by fear of not getting it right anw want to start taking some fucking action. You’ll bounce back from failure and/or embarrassment. You’re 'resilient' AF.
CHANGE SHIT UP
Give yourself permission to change your mind. It’s OK to try something on for a while and realize it doesn’t work for you. Have the courage to pick something and try it out. Then have the grace and understanding for yourself if you change your mind.
WHEN I GET THAT FEELING ♫
Pay attention to how your word(s) makes you feel.
You’re not an idiot - you know that words have definitions. If a word means something different to you than Webster’s definition, you can still go with it.
To show you what I mean by words giving you certain feelings, here are examples of a few words that some people love and some people hate for various reasons.
Weather or not you fall into the category of somebody who loves or hates any one of those words, it doesn’t matter. More than likely you resonate with some and not others. Did you experience a visceral feeling in a negative or positive way? Good. (If you felt nothing, then you might be dead inside.)
If you re-read them before reading the sentence you should now be able to tell the difference between the feelings and sensations you get with certain words in contrast with others.
Understanding the contrast between feeling good and not feeling good is key to choosing your word. In fact, it’s the most important element and indicator to choosing your word(s).
Choose a word (or words) that summarize what you want to embody and be reminded of this year. Choose a word that excites you enough to have it be your word for 12 long ass motherfucking months.
What’s your word? Comment below and see how it feels to commit to it.
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