It’s that time of year again; time to find your word for 2024!
For those of you who are new to my blogs, this is based on a John Gordon blog I read, maybe eight years ago. In it, he suggested picking one word for the upcoming year, versus creating resolutions that only make you feel badly if you can’t fulfill them.
In his words, “just one word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One word that will help me be my best.”
I love this idea and have been using it ever since.
For those who picked a word for 2023, was it successful? Did it help you grow and become more? Celebrate yourself if so. If not and you forgot about it, don’t beat yourself up. This isn’t something to add stress, it’s something to inspire you and help you create your reality.
Your word(s) can be anything that you’re wanting to infuse into 2023: inner peace, self-actualization, fun, compassion, self-love, play, creative expression, being, surrender, stillness - the list is endless.
Make sure the word is actionable and not just a concept.
I’ve made that mistake, lol. Twice I chose a word that I wanted to infuse into my year, but the word wasn’t easy to focus on daily. However, the year I choose “wisdom,” that was a perfect choice for me. Daily I could ask if the choices I was making were wise or not. I still use the word “wisdom’ constantly as a touch stone, as using it continually for a year had a profound effect on how I operate in the world.
Same with the year “self-love” was my word. I could easily check if my choices were loving towards myself, or discounting of what I needed.
So, sit with it. There are no wrong answers regarding your word; it’s very personal. Sometimes you’ll choose it, and sometimes it chooses you. Either way, you’ll know. You’ll feel in your gut that that word is the word for you.
And no pressure by the way, it doesn’t have to be perfect! You may even change it a couple times until you find the right fit; I have.
Once you have your word, write it in big letters somewhere that you’ll read it each day. And not just a passing glance, but truly, “how can I bring this word into action today?”
Next, see that word infused throughout 2024. Imagine a calendar and visualize your word woven throughout the days and months. Imagine that word opening you up to possibilities, insights, changes, and personal growth.
As you focus on it daily or weekly, you’ll find that you may be led to experiences, books, and talks etc., that are exactly what you need to learn and hear to help you grow and have more of that word in your reality.
If you want, share your word with me and I’ll support you in your growth.
Happy choosing and may your word transform your 2024!!!
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!