Here we are again. The start of a new year.

What are your goals? Your dreams? Your aspirations? What do you want to accomplish and what do you want to let go of?

For many years now, I’ve picked a word (sometimes, three words) to set my trajectory for the upcoming year.  Some people have termed them one-word resolutions. However, I believe it’s more than that.

These words can set your intention and your focus for the year. The word can be a symbol, a feeling, a thought that distills the essence of what you want to achieve for the upcoming year. It can encompass all those goals and dreams.

There are a lot of ways to find your word(s).

  • Perhaps you have certain goals that you’d like to achieve. Is there a word or words that encompasses all of them?
  • Look at inspirational quotes. Which one speak to you? Why? Is there a particular word?
  • Consider doing a vision board and see what comes from that.
  • You can do some self-hypnosis sessions and ask your awesome inner mind for recommendations.
  • Look at something you really want to change and draw inspiration from that. It can be something you gain, or even something you wish to let go of (ie, bad habits, relationships, jobs, etc).
  • Look at books, movies, friends and family. What are you reading over and over again? What do you tell your friends and family…or what do they tell you? What is the common denominator?

Once you choose a word, you’ll want to keep it front and center in your day to day life. You might consider journaling about it on a regular basis, make art around the word, create a computer/tablet/phone wallpaper, or make it the cover image on your social media. You may want to post it all over your mirrors and who knows…maybe even get a tattoo!

Here are some words to consider. Think of these as prompts to get your own creative juices flow. I look forward to hearing the word or words you’ve chosen.

Acceptance
Adventure
Affirmation
Alive
Amaze
Amazing
Ample
Astound
Attainabe
Authentic
Balance
Be
Believe
Best
Bliss
Bold
Boundaries
Brave
Breathe
Bright
Calm
Center
Clear
Comfort
Committed
Connect
Conquer
Courage
Create
Creativity
Crush
Dare
Diligence
Discipline
Dream
Endeavor
celebrate
Enough
Enrich
Everywhere
Evolve
Family
Ferociousness
Fitness
Focus
Forgiveness
Freedom
Fun
Genuine
Get
Glorious
Grace
Gracious
Gratitude
Grit
Growth
Guts
Happiness
Harmony
Health
Hero
Heroine
Higher
Honesty
Imagine
Implement
Improve
Inspiration
Inspire
Intention
Intention
Intuitive
Joy
Kindness
Knowledge
Laughter
Learn
Listen
Live
Loud
Love
Lovingly
Magic
Makeover
Mindfulness
Moxie
Natural
Observe
Opportunity
Passion
Peace
Peaceful
People
Perseverance
Phoenix
Possible
Proud
Pure
Real
Reset
Resilience
Respect
Seek
Self
Shine
Shining
Simple
Simplify
Smile
Steady
Straight
Strength
Strict
Strive
Success
Succeed
Survive
Think
Thrive
Transform
True
Trust
Truth
Unstoppable
Values
Verve
Warmly
Win
Yeah
Yes
Wisdom
Winner