The New Year is upon us and I find my mind filling with plans and dreams. I know that January 1st, 2014 is just another day. It means nothing but changing a calendar and the last number when you’re writing down the date. But to me, I see possibilities that I don’t see on the other days. It feels new, even if it’s all in my head. It gives me courage to feel like I can change. Maybe it’s that way for you too.
I like to pick a word to embody what I want to do/feel/be for the year. New Year’s Resolutions are all well and good but I usually just forget them within a few weeks, there’s already a lot for my brain to remember on a daily basis. A word, however, I can remember one little word, and try to apply it where and when I can.
My word for 2014 is “Strength”.
I realized after it chose me that all three years so far have started with ‘s’. Surrender, Shine, and now Strength. It’s really hard to see myself as a strong person. I have my moments when I look at my past and how far I’ve come and the thought creeps up that yes, I am strong, and then there are other times when I don’t feel very strong in the here-and-now.
What’s your word?
Up above I made a word collage of some words that might jump out at you if your word hasn’t discovered you yet. In the Self Love Planner I leave a place for you to also pick a word of the month. A theme for you to explore. Putting your focus on a positive word can help you get your stuff together. Believe me, I know.
If you are having trouble knowing what your word is, here are a few suggestions.
Close your eyes and ask yourself what you need.
What do you need in 2014? What comes to you? Is there a word that resonates inside of you that you just feel is right for you? If there’s a goal that you want to reach, what quality will help you get there? Perseverance? Support? Passion? What things will get you to where you want to go?