Why choose a word for the year?
I choose a word each year because it helps to keep me focused on how I want to feel. It helps ground me in my own desires. It helps me to stick to my intention because sometimes I suffer from shiny object syndrome. It sets the tone for my year. And sometimes it breaks me open in very unexpected ways. (I'm looking at you, NURTURE).
Here are a bunch of my favorite writings about words of the year.
Why I Hated My Word of the Year from Create as Folk. SPOILER ALERT: it brought tears to my eyes.
My Word of the Year for 2014 from Be Your Own Beloved
From Vivienne: When I pick a pretty word, a gentle one that warms my heart, that feels calming to say aloudâ€¦.I have a gentle year (which is usually oh so appreciated).
But when I pick a word that feels deeply uncomfortable to say aloud, let alone write about in a blog post, those are the words that change my life. Those are the words that I need to choose to make transformations happen.
Choose One Word to Set the Tone for the Year from The Happiness Project /Gretchen Rubin
A Word to Guide The Way from Liz Lamoreux
A Word of the Year: A Practice also from Liz Lamoreux
If choosing a word for the year sounds like something you'd like to do and you'd like a gentle guide through a pretty simple process check out the link below for Restoration Not Resolutions.
If you'd like to try it on your own, check out this post from my girl, Rosie Molinary.
I hope you are well.
With lots of love and compassion,
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