Vision boards, goal lists, new gym memberships. All things we are motivated to do when the new year rolls around. We attempt to commit ourselves to changes and habits we want to see in our lives. The desire is strong because there is a newness that comes with the first day of a brand new year. But we also know that there isn't anything magical that happens on January 1st. In fact, research shows that people give up on their New Year's resolutions before sticking it out long enough to see results.
Like many of you, I have just created fresh goals and intentions for the months ahead. There are many experiences and habits I'd like to call into my life. Last year, I learned to look at goal setting with a new perspective. A real game changer in my opinion! It involved more than just focusing on the goals and habits I wanted to call in. I willingly adopted a "word of the year" that guided my way of being and doing.
Have you ever considered choosing a word to be your guide for the year ahead? It entails selecting one "North Star" word that will be a common theme for you to embody. It should be a word that represents your greatest desire for the months ahead. Last year my word was intention. I tried to choose everything I committed to with true intention behind it. When I made a decision, I would ask myself, "what is my intention in allowing this?"
Here are some words that may speak to what it is you are seeking for yourself in 2022. Please note, these are suggestions to get you thinking. You may have something entirely different come to mind!
perseverance creativity generosity adventure stability
presence acceptance integrity tradition inner peace
fun/recreation self-control community fulfillment happiness
freedom confidence momentum abundance wellness
Take some time to think about a word that could be an underlying compass that guides and supports your decisions as you move throughout the year ahead. Claim it. Post it. Write about it. Set it as your phone screen saver like I did!
What is my word for 2022? Cultivate! -To acquire, develop, prepare and use.
It is time to bring to life all that I have been working on. Time for the fruition of all the ideas that have been brewing inside of me. I claim this word and vow to make 2022 a year of moving the needle forward! Cultivating friendships. Cultivating new family traditions. Cultivating health and vitality. Cultivating spiritual growth. Cultivating speaking and writing opportunities. Cultivating community.
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Please comment below with your word for 2022!
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