Word for the Year

Do you pick out a word for the year instead of making New Year’s Resolutions? Do you do both? The concept of having a word for the year is to help bring intent, focus, and clarity to what we desire to bring into our lives.

Though this is a new concept to me as I just learned about it, I’ve realized I have been doing something similar for several years. Instead of picking out a word for the year, I like to pick out a quote for the year. For instance, one year my quote was, “Not my monkeys, not my circus,” when I needed a reminder that it was okay for me to set boundaries for myself. Another one for another year was, “Learn something new every day.” I still use the last quote because you’re never too old to learn something new. I like using these quotes as a reminder of what I’m working on within myself to help me stay on track.

This year I picked two words for 2023. Self-love and productivity. My quote of the year is a little bit different than prior ones because the quotes I’ve made previously were meant for me to say to myself. The quote I’ve picked this year is meant for me to say to others and only when I mean it. “I love your soul.” It is the perfect quote for me. My spirituality requires me to work within myself to the very core of my soul and I tend to connect with others at the same level, within their soul. In essence to me, saying “I love your soul,” is the same as saying, “I love you.”

If you pick out a word for the year instead of making a New Year’s Resolution, want to share your thoughts about picking a quote for the year, or picked a quote for the year yourself and would like to share, please do so in the comments I would love to read them!