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What Is Your Word for 2018?

I went to a mindfulness and self-love workshop last month focused on asking a lot of questions of myself. As mindful and self-aware as I like to think I am, this is very different from practicing mindfulness and self love. I clearly have room to grow and am excited about the journey.

One question I’d like to share with you that the facilitators from the AB Method asked everyone:

Determine my personal word for 2018. 

Have you ever done this before?

 

It was new to me and really made me think and consider what I want from the year ahead.

Best of all, our personal word for 2018 can help each of us in a few ways:

Provide focus and clarity to our year.

Centralize all goals under one “word” umbrella.

Help you more clearly reflect and review your year.

 

We are already into the third month (freaking out), and if you haven’t stopped to breathe for a second, first… right there with you, sister, and two… now is the time.

What is your personal word for this year?

This doesn’t require days and weeks.

Ideally you have a quiet, relaxing place with no distractions and at least 30 minutes to an hour. Taking the time now will reap huge benefit throughout the year.

So, what is your word for this year?

Your word for 2018 can literally be any word in the universe that you want to define your year.

PRESENT, JOY, RISE, INSPIRE, CONTENT, BEAUTIFUL, HEALTH, INVEST, GROW, STRENGTH, NOURISH, GRATITUDE, LEARN, CHALLENGE, HEALTH, SLOW, LIVE, EVOLVE, EXPLORE

… you get the idea!

If you have a hard time selecting just one, think about 2-3 key words and then consider your goals across your family, career, friends, hobbies, travel, life., etc and see if through the goal-setting process one word starts to rise up for you this year.

Feel free to share your word for 2018 below.

My word: RISE. The word really resonated with me after a blogger I admire, Rachel Hollis, named her conference after it. When I started thinking about my word for the year RISE immediately came into focus. I see this word relating to so many parts of my life… professionally, in motherhood, for my being (self-love)… it somehow encompasses all the things for me.

 

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    Jessica
    March 13, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    This is a really good idea. Mine would be COMPASSION.

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    Oana
    March 7, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    EVOLVE

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      Alyson
      March 10, 2018 at 1:19 PM

      LOVE this word choice, Oana.

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    Shira Rosenbluth
    March 7, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    I LOVE that you chose “rise.” Amazing.

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      Alyson
      March 10, 2018 at 1:19 PM

      Thanks, Shira! What’s your word?

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    Kimberly Smith
    March 7, 2018 at 7:22 AM

    Love the idea behind this and the word you chose!

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      Alyson
      March 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM

      Thank you so much. What’s your word?

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    Shannon
    March 7, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    I love this idea!!! My yoga teacher does this each time we take class and I loved it so much I decided to do it for the year as well. My word for 2018 is GRACE. More grace for myself, my body, for the people in my life (because I’ve had to face the fact that sometimes I can be too hard on people) – just more grace in all aspects.

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      Alyson
      March 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM

      That’s beautiful, Shannon. I love the idea and the rationale behind your word. <3

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    Mandy
    March 7, 2018 at 7:12 AM

    FOCUS

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      Alyson
      March 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM

      Such a good word, Mandy. I could totally use more Focus in my life as well.

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