How to Find a Word of the Year

New Year’s Day is on its way, and what does that mean? More new year resolutions that will likely end up getting forgotten or pushed aside because they are too hard, uninteresting, or irrelevant. Instead of placing a high-stakes goal on yourself for the new year, you can dismiss that pressure but instead choosing a word of the year. Today, I will go over what that means and how you can find that word.

What is a Word of the Year?

A word of the year is a singular concept that you choose to focus on as a priority in your life and business in the following year. This word will embody what you most want to work on and prioritize in your life to create greater success and happiness.

How Do I Find My Word?

To find the best word of the year for you, follow these 5 steps!

Step #1: Reflect on 2021

When you look back on 2021, how does it make you feel? I encourage you to answer the following questions:

  • How did I feel at the end of each day?

  • What words do I use most to describe my life?

  • Ex. I’m so _____

  • What do I wish I had more of in my life?

  • What do I wish I had less of in my life?

Step #2: Picture Your Ideal Days

With those above questions in mind, I want you to think about two different ideal days, a workday and a personal day, and answer the following: