Every year, at about this time, I begin to focus on the year to come. So many of us make New Years Resolutions, set goals, or perhaps reflect on what the past year delivered.
The practice that I have come to love, however, is choosing a word with intention.
Why Do This?
When we give our brain something to focus on, it is able to quiet some of the chatter. We give our brain a direction. In choosing the word for the year, I make a declaration to myself and where I am going to channel my thoughts.
How to Choose Your Word
In past years I have chosen words like Blessed, Hope, and Believe. I chose Joy during an especially difficult year when joy was an elusive and unimaginable feeling. I then have a bracelet made at MyIntent and wear the word as an outward sign of my inward commitment. The simple bracelet is a daily reminder of what I want my brain to focus on and think about.
This year, Courage is where I am setting my intention.
I have stepped out of my comfort zone in so many ways. I have begun a journey and realized my purpose. I have failed, I have succeeded, I have learned and been humbled, and I have grown beyond what I imagined possible. What my 2022 goals require, however, is courage.
I want to be reminded daily that the emotion, courage, is mine for the claiming if I can manage my mind and my thoughts around it.
What word will you choose for 2022?
You can take a quiz here to get some great suggestions based on a few responses. Choosing a word is such a simple practice, yet it is so powerful. Post the word you choose on your computer, bathroom mirror, car dashboard or wherever you will see it often. There is power in the mind seeing and processing the same message over and over.
I would love for you to share your word and even your reason for choosing it below. I would be thrilled to cheer you on as you focus your intent for 2022. Want to schedule a free chat to discuss how to find your word, I would love to connect.
Happy New Year! May 2022 be filled with the words you think intentionally that help create the life you desire.